10 Simple Ways to Slow Down and Enjoy Life More Today

Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.

– Eddie Cantor
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We live in a world that often glorifies busyness and productivity, leading many of us to feel like we’re constantly racing against the clock. It can be challenging to slow down and find moments of peace and stillness in the midst of all the chaos. However, taking time to slow down and prioritise our well-being is essential for living a fulfilling life.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed and in need of a break, here are ten simple things you can do today to slow down and find peace in your daily life:

1. Take a mindful walk

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Instead of rushing through your daily walk or workout, take time to notice your surroundings and be present in the moment.

2. Practice deep breathing

When you feel stressed or anxious, take a few minutes to practice deep breathing exercises. Inhale for a count of four, hold for a count of four, and exhale for a count of four.

3. Disconnect from technology

Take a break from your phone and computer for an hour or two and disconnect from the constant stream of notifications and distractions.

4. Enjoy a cup of tea

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Savour the moment by brewing a cup of your favourite tea and taking the time to enjoy it slowly.

5. Write in a journal

Spend a few minutes reflecting on your thoughts and feelings by writing in a journal. This can be a powerful way to process your emotions and gain perspective.

6. Meditate

In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.

– Deepak Chopra.

Take a few minutes to sit in silence and practice mindfulness meditation. Focus on your breath and let your thoughts come and go without judgment.

7. Read a book

Get lost in a good book and take a break from the noise of the outside world.

8. Take a nap

Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes…including you.

– Anne Lamott

If you’re feeling tired or run down, take a short nap to recharge your batteries.

9. Practice yoga

Move your body and practice yoga to release tension and increase your sense of well-being.

10. Spend time in nature

Take a walk in the park or spend time in your backyard to connect with the natural world and find a sense of peace and calm.

Here are some slow living journal prompts to help you reflect and embrace a slower pace of life:

  1. What does slow living mean to you? How can you incorporate it into your daily routine?
  2. What are some things that you can do to simplify your life and reduce unnecessary stress?
  3. Take a walk in nature and reflect on what you observe. How can you bring elements of nature into your daily life?
  4. Reflect on a time when you felt the most relaxed and at ease. What were you doing? How can you recreate that feeling in your current life?
  5. What are your most important values in life? How can you prioritize them and align your actions with them?
  6. Write about a daily ritual that brings you joy and helps you slow down. How can you make this ritual a consistent part of your routine?
  7. What are some things you can do to reduce your consumption and live a more sustainable lifestyle?
  8. What are some small changes you can make in your daily routine to help you slow down and be more present in the moment?
  9. Reflect on the people in your life who bring you joy and support you in living a slower, more intentional life. How can you show them appreciation?
  10. Write about a place that brings you peace and tranquility. How can you create a similar environment in your home or work space?

If you want to slow down, 21 days of JOMO is for you.

What is 21 days of JOMO:

21 days of JOMO is a 21 day project where you will spend some time doing things that are beneficial for your body and mind and help you slow down. These tasks take a minute to 30 minutes a day. Ex: one minute of deep breathing, 10 minutes of body movement, 10 minutes of reading etc.

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