How To Embrace A Slow Living Lifestyle

Do you feel like you’re constantly running on a hamster wheel? You’re not alone. Many women feel overwhelmed and stressed out because they feel like they don’t have enough time to do everything they want to do. If this sounds like you, it might be time to embrace a slow living lifestyle. In this article, we will discuss what slow living means and how you can embrace it in your own life. We will also offer tips for avoiding the tyranny of the urgent and making time for the things that matter most.

Tyranny Of The Urgent

How many times have you felt overwhelmed by the number of things you have to do? How often do you feel like you’re constantly running late and behind schedule? If this sounds like your life, then you are living under the tyranny of the urgent.

This is a term that was coined by psychologist and philosopher, Dr. David A. Hawkins. He described it as “a way of life in which people are so driven by the urgency of their commitments that they lose sight of what is important.” In other words, the tyranny of the urgent is when the things that are most important to you get pushed aside by the things that are most pressing.

So how can you break free from this cycle? One way is to embrace a slow living lifestyle.

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What is Slow Living?

Slow Living is a cultural and economic movement promoting the conscious choice to live more meaningfully, with less stress.

Slow living is all about simplifying your life and taking the time to enjoy the little things. It means slowing down, being present, and savoring life’s moments.

But, before you start time-traveling daydreams about Little House on the Prairie and the slow living of Walnut Grove, understand that you don’t have to make such drastic changes to simplify your life.

For some women, embracing a slow living lifestyle may mean quitting their full-time job, launching a small home-based business, and creating more time for family fun.

Here are some tips for embracing slow living in your own life:

– Make time for the things you enjoy. Whether it’s reading, taking walks, or spending time with loved ones, make sure to schedule time for the activities that bring you joy.

– Unplug from technology. One of the best ways to slow down and be present is to unplug from your electronic devices. Make a conscious effort to put away your phone and other devices when you’re spending time with family or friends.

– savor life’s moments. Instead of rushing through life, take the time to appreciate the little things. Stop and smell the flowers, enjoy a beautiful sunset, or savor a delicious meal.

Here are eight of the very worst bad habits that could be holding you back from achieving your goal of slow living:

  1. You have a “no time for anything” attitude
  2. You’re a control freak
  3. You’re a people pleaser
  4. You’re a perfectionist
  5. You’re always on the go
  6. You’re a workaholic
  7. You’re a shopaholic
  8. You’re always connected to technology

If you can relate to any of the above bad habits, it’s time to make some changes in your life. Embracing slow living will help you to achieve a better work-life balance and enjoy a more fulfilling lifestyle.

Tyranny Of The Urgent

How many times have you felt overwhelmed by the number of things you have to do? How often do you feel like you’re constantly running late and behind schedule? If this sounds like your life, then you are living under the tyranny of the urgent.

This is a term that was coined by psychologist and philosopher, Dr. David A. Hawkins. He described it as “a way of life in which people are so driven by the urgency of their commitments that they lose sight of what is important.” In other words, the tyranny of the urgent is when the things that are most important to you get pushed aside by the things that are most pressing.

So how can you break free from this cycle? One way is to embrace a slow living lifestyle. This means simplifying your life and priorities so that you can focus on what’s truly important to you. It might mean saying no to commitments that don’t align with your values, or it might mean taking the time to enjoy the simple things in life.

Slow living is about quality over quantity. It’s about taking the time to truly savor the moment, instead of rushing through it. If this sounds like something you would like to achieve, then here are a few tips to get you started:

-Start by decluttering your home. This will help you get rid of the physical and mental clutter that might be weighing you down.

-Set aside time each day for yourself. This can be used for anything from reading a book to taking a walk outside.

-Make time for the people who are important to you. This might mean scheduling regular coffee dates or family dinners.

-Say no to things that don’t align with your values. This will help you focus your time and energy on the things that matter most to you.

Slow living is all about finding what works for you. There is no one-size-fits-all solution. But by decluttering your life and priorities, you can make the space for the things that are most important to you. Give it a try and see how it transforms your life!

Living with intention is something that most homemakers try to embrace in their daily life. From waking up early to writing in our journals and even following cleaning schedules, it can all start to feel like a lot. If you feel like you are missing something in your daily life as a homemaker, I encourage you to try slow living.

Homemaking shouldn’t be a race and isn’t an end goal. It’s something you work at each day, and it’s something we will constantly be doing. This is why I put together my guide on slow living for intentional homemakers.

Do things yourself

This doesn’t mean that your entire household becomes a priority; it just means that perhaps we rethink how the modern world has affected our lives. Going to the store and picking up a bar of soap or a loaf of bread is convenient, and the price tag certainly accompanies it.

Instead, try making just a few things from scratch. Making your own soap will yield a much cheaper and better-smelling soap, your own bread will taste so much sweeter, and it will help you slow down and enjoy the things you have otherwise perhaps taken for granted.

Know your priorities and what is enough

When it comes to homemaking, what is enough? What does it mean to have a clean enough home? To answer this, you have to know your priorities as a homemaker. What things do you want to shine and sparkle because the answer can’t be everything? You will break your back cleaning your home from top to bottom if you try and do things this way.

Instead, identify what things are important to you, and know when things are enough. This could mean having a time limit for when you do your deep cleaning and knowing when to put down your scrub brush for the day.

Embrace slow homemaking activities

In addition to shifting your mindset to a slower pace, why not do the same thing with your homemaking activities. Embrace things that force you to move at a slower pace and live slow. This will help you ease into slow living, even as a homemaker.

This could be waking up earlier so that you can take in the morning sun and slowly start your day by making breakfast for your family and getting a start on the laundry.

You could make dish towels out of your old T-shirts to use for the upcoming deep cleaning of the shower that you’ve been putting off.

Make something with your own hands that your household could benefit from. If you don’t know where to start, see if you can make it from scratch first before running to the store to replace something.

If you are a homemaker looking to bring more joy into your homemaking, I highly suggest you give slow living a try! It stops the stress, and the overwhelm and makes things move slower. You can become a more intentional homemaker by embracing simple living and making yourself a better homemaker for your home in the process.