Thoughts on Slower Living

Everyone has an opinion about these lockdays.

I personally have been really liking this change. It’s forced me to slow down more and focus on refining what I do on a day to day basis. Being lucky enough to work from home, I just have so many more hours. I channeled my time into food and trying to eat better, making different recipes and trying new food combinations to ensure a balanced diet.

I had all these nuts in the cupboard which just taste so much better when they’re toasted! So I toasted almost everything that I had and placed them out in jars on the tabletop so that I could reach for them as a snack. They may be small but they are filled with so many great nutrients!

Next, was exercise. In the normal day to day grind of preparing to go to work, stressing in traffic and then having zero hours of the day left to yourself was a thing of the past. It’s so much quieter outside so I’m making the most of the early morning peace to start my days with a quick yoga session. I also try to go for a walk everyday- yes, when working full-time this is sometimes an impossible task.

Third was finding some inner peace. I’m not really sure how to explain it but having places to be, people to see and trying to ‘keep up with the Joneses’ (trying to keep up with what’s cool and happening) is tiring! I actually started this whole period keeping up with the news and wanted to know every hour what was happening in the world.
But I noticed I was in this cycle that wasn’t very productive for me. I don’t really need to know what is happening every hour! I’ve since limited my news exposure and checking once every few days is now enough to have a quick summary of what has been happening.

Instead, I’ve really enjoyed watering and looking out for new leaves in my indoor plants, tidying and finding new view satisfying ways to place things and simply enjoying the morning sun.

Have you created any new routines since being in lockdown? What have you changed in your life and/or want to change? I’d love to know!

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