There has been a gradual shift towards enjoying quality of life and living life slow savouring each day or moment. We constantly get asked about yoga, meditation and nirvanva and the idea of savouring life as it is. What is 'slow living' and how do we make sense of it?

Slow living is the art of finding peace and balance in your life. It's a way of looking at the world with a calm, clear gaze that takes into account every aspect of your being—physical, mental, emotional, spiritual—and makes sure they're all working together in harmony. Slow living is about finding purpose and meaning in everyday actions and making decisions based on what's best for everyone involved instead of just yourself.

As you'll see from this guide to slow living, there are many different ways to incorporate elements into your own life so you can find what works best for you: some people love minimalism while others prefer eco-friendly practices; some people want more time with their loved ones while others just want more time doing nothing at all!

We hope this article inspires you to find balance in your own life by incorporating some elements into yours!

What is slow living and how do we practice it


What is slow living?

Slow living is about slowing down and taking time to enjoy life. It's about living with purpose, not just for the sake of it. Slow living is about spending time with friends and family. It's also about taking time to appreciate nature, appreciating what you have, and making the most of what you have.


1. Minimalism

Minimalism is about reducing the amount of things you own.

  • Get rid of things you don’t need and save money and time by not buying things you don’t need.
The idea is to focus on the things that are important to you, such as experiences over material items, relationships over social media likes, your health over food and drinks.


2. De-cluttering

You may be surprised to learn that de-cluttering your home isn't just about getting rid of the things you don't need and want anymore. It's also a matter of figuring out what you do want, and making sure those items are easy to find when you do.

There are three main areas where most people will find themselves needing to de-clutter:

  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom
  • Bedroom (or any other room where personal items are kept)

The first step in this process is deciding what type of organization system best fits your lifestyle. If you're looking for something simple but effective, consider using clear storage containers with lids so that everything can still be easily seen from above. For example, using Tupperware® brand storage containers for leftovers allows them to be stacked neatly in the refrigerator without taking up extra space on shelves or counters because they come with matching lids that seal tightly shut when not storing food inside them!

If there's an area where clutter tends build up quickly (such as under beds), consider investing in under bed storage containers from Ikea or Kmart or the likes; these will hold just as many things while still allowing it all to stay hidden away until needed later on down the road too!


3. Eco-friendly

The first step to living slow is reducing the amount of waste you produce and using reusable containers, cups and utensils. Another great way to reduce waste is to take your own mug to Starbucks or any other coffee shop. Check out our Plastic Free Living post for tips and tricks on how to reduce your plastic usage. Some other tips include:

  • Grocery shoppinglook for items that have less packaging—make sure there aren't too many layers between what's inside the package and its actual container! Reduce plastic as much as possible (hint: try buying loose foods such as vegetables rather than packaged ones) by avoiding single-use disposable water bottles (remember to bring your own reusable bottle instead) and straws wherever possible.If something comes with one anyway just take it out before recycling it so there's no chance it'll end up back on our planet again through landfills where toxic chemicals from plastic leach into groundwater supplies or oceans where sea animals often mistake them for food causing their deaths due their inability to digest them properly).
  • Tote bags: carry around some bags made from recycled materials such as hemp fabric - they're durable yet soft enough as to not tear easily which makes them perfect for storing groceries without taking up much room.
  • Buy local & at farmers markets whenever possible because this helps local economies thrive thus keeping power away from large corporations.


4. Work life balance

Work-life balance is an important part of the slow-living lifestyle. It’s different for everyone, so it’s important to set your own boundaries and determine what works best for you.

To find your own work-life balance, ask yourself:

  • What are my priorities? (eg. Family, friends, travel)
  • How much time do I want to/need to spend working each week? (eg. 40 hours? 30 hours?)
  • How much time do I want to spend on self-care activities like exercise or meditation? (eg. 30 minutes every day? 2 hours once per week)

Once you’ve answered these questions, write them down as a list on a piece of paper or on a spreadsheet. Then take the first item off the list and see if it makes sense as an hour goal—if not try another option until something clicks! To take this a step further, set yourself goals. Check out this article by Very Well Mind for great tips and tricks on setting goals that work.

5. Living with purpose

To live slowly, you must focus on your purpose. Having a purpose in life is the only way to be truly happy. It might take some time to figure out what that means for you, but once you do find it, everything else will fall into place. The best way to start is by being kinder to others and yourself.

  • This can be as simple as smiling at someone on the street or saying “thank you” when someone offers their seat on the bus. The more people we help succeed in life, the better off our world will become.
  • Gratitude: Be grateful for what you have: friends and family who love you unconditionally; enough food each day (even if it's just a peanut butter sandwich); a roof over your head; access to clean water; warm clothes when winter hits...etc., etc.. You get my point! Life has so much beauty already within it—why not celebrate that fact?
  • Doing something that makes YOU feel good - exercise? Hanging out with friends? Wearing clothes that make you feel good - our activewear makes you feel your best and is also good for the planet - double whammy!


    6. Slow down and enjoy your life

    It's important to take time to relax and unwind every day but more so important to relax and unwind for a whole day doing absolutely nothing. Albeit, this may be hard for those who have responsibilities and just cannot afford to take a day off, try to take a couple of hours off to do absolutely nothing. If it's too hard to take a whole day off, these tips could help to 'slow down and enjoy your life':
    • De-clutter your home, so that it looks as good as it feels.
    • Breathe deeply, often, and with purpose. This can calm your mind and help you stay balanced in an otherwise hectic life.
    • Eat well and exercise regularly—this not only makes you feel good physically but also keeps your mind sharp throughout the day!
    • Enjoy nature! Find a nearby park or forest where you can sit on a bench and watch birds fly overhead or squirrels play around in trees while listening to the sounds of silence around you (if there are no other people).
    • Spend time with family members or close friends so that they know how much they mean to us when we're busy working hard for success outside of our personal relationships; instead focus on what matters most - building strong bonds within oneself first before reaching out further outwardly into society at large!

    Slow living is a lifestyle that is driven by simplicity, minimalism and mindfulness. It can be practiced by anyone who wants to slow down their life so they can enjoy it more.