I've been reading a lot recently about Slow Living, about living a simpler life, taking care our yourself, the environment we live in.......mindfulness. About slowing down the pace, reducing our impact on the earth.
Over the last few years I've experienced an 'enforced slow living'. By that I mean I can't do anything very quickly anymore ;). I'm time rich now, perhaps not what I would have chosen, but actually it's a good way to live. I already practise mindfulness, still a novice, but a firm believer in its benefits, not just mentally, but physically too.
It feels like I'm on a new path. I'm setting myself new goals. Baby steps, but they are steps forward.....well we all have to start somewhere, right?
So, my Slow Living mantra....which I'm sure will change and develop, as I go along the path:
To eat as healthily as I can, unprocessed, whole foods.
To structure mindfulness into my day, it's still a little ad hoc at the moment.
To add 10 minutes of yoga to my day.
To edit my possessions, I have far too much 'stuff'. I've stared on this, but this will be ongoing and there's lots to do.....it's something that never really stops.
To try and use only natural cleaning products in our home......I'm learning the amazing properties of bicarbonate of soda!
To grow a few things to eat, even if it's just salad leaves, herbs and courgettes!
It. Feels. Good.
Amanda :) xxx