Slow Living at Home
Started in Italy in the 1980s as the slow food movement, slow living is now a global lifestyle that embraces the fact that truly good things take time. If you live a busy life – and who doesn’t these days? – there are a few things you can do at home that will help you to slow down and enjoy the small things. For example, a home filled with natural materials such as hardwood floors and unfinished wood furniture connects us to nature and reminds us that it takes time for things to grow. Bringing less items from the outside world into our homes also helps us live more slowly. It minimizes clutter, which frees up space in our homes and our minds. It also can encourage more of a DIY spirit, because if you want something – instead of buying it you can make it. Slow living is also about connection. Whether that’s connecting with your family over a home cooked meal, connecting with a friend during a long phone conversation, or connecting to yourself by taking a long, hot bath. You deserve to slow down!