Friday, 23 August 2019

How to slow down in your life.

Hey readers,

Let's face it life in this technological world can be very fast-paced that can be difficult to stop, think and appreciate what you have around you. I have come up with my favorite top ways to help you slow down and just be present at the moment.



Do Less.

I for one struggle at times with this idea that I need to be on the go all the time. However, I am slowly wising up to the fact that sometimes you just need to do less. 

I have found that in actual fact, in the long run, this will affect overall production because you are getting the rest and not working yourself into the ground. My theory that I try to follow is slow and steady wins the race.

Be present. 

Sometimes we can get lost whether through stress or obsessing something that is good to get into the habit of checking in. This is where on the spot just stop and focus on the environment around you, you will be amazed how good you feel when you get into this habit. 

Do nothing for 10 minutes. 

I just have this thing where I stop doing things for 10 minutes. I have found lying on my bed in the evening looking at the washing moving in the wind on the washing line calming. this helps me to chill out without constantly go, go, go. 

Say no.

Learn the art of saying no because you know what you can because you have a voice and you have that right. Don't feel ashamed because you need to look after yourself. 

Delegate. 

Learn the art of delegating tasks. Focus on the most important ones that need to do. Then if you have completed the less important jobs schedule a different time to do the tasks. Be kind to yourself, Rome wasn't built in a day.


Write down.

Write down things that give you pleasure and that you appreciate it. Allow yourself to enjoy the memories and do something positive for you instead of constantly thinking of what to do next. 

Don't multi-task.

I am one of these people that get caught up doing too many things in one go. I find focusing on one thing at one time much better for me and has better results in the end. 

Sleep.

Sleep is so important and helpful to get a rest and break. Making sure you get enough sleep will help with your overall health. 

Turn off technology. 

Make time aside and turn off technology during the day. It will do you the world of good to have some downtime from the interweb. 

Spend time with friends and family.

It is important to spend time with loved ones because life shouldn't be all about work but also having fun and making memories. 

What kind of things help you to wind down? Love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below. 

Cheers for reading X 

12 comments:

  1. All excellent advice. I cannot stress enough how important self care is for everyone, but you do indeed have to really learn some of these skills, especially saying no! #PoCoLo

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    1. Yep sometimes the most rewarding lessons in life are through experience X

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  2. All of these are truly important and I can't survive without them. Slowing down was so difficult for me, but it's also been a life saver. Great information as usual Sam.
    #ThatFridayLinky

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  3. I have simplified life in the last couple of years by moving to a very isolated spot. Now I want to move back to the action a little but a village rather than a town which I might find overwhelming. You have great tips - I wish my sleep was better but my husband wakes up a lot in the night due to chronic pain which all too often wakes me up too and I love my sleep! #PoCoLo

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    1. Oh gosh I can relate to your husband at the moment dealing with chronic kidney pain. I hope the transition works out for you X

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  4. This is such important advice! I've really been trying to take a step back so far this year and these tips will be really helpful to ensure I keep it up! #thatfridaylinky

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  5. Great advice! I've recently started mindfulness as a way to slow down and take some time out. Self care is something we all need to be aware of. #ThatFridayLinky

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    1. Thank you, it makes all the difference small changes X

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  6. great advice here. I'm constantly trying to get more done than there is actual time for. So much of it I really don't even need to do #thatfridaylinky

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