How To Slow Life Down: 5 Essential Beginner Steps

In today’s world of fast-paced lifestyles where everything is rushed and done in the blink of an eye, living an intentional life seems difficult to achieve. But this is when it’s absolutely imperative that we learn how to slow life down. Let’s discuss some beginner steps to make this happen.

What Is Slow Living? Slow living is about how you live your life… how you plan your day, how you communicate with people, how you spend your available time, how you shop, and how you decide what matters most.

A slower approach to everyday life


How do you spend your day? Do you work hastily, trying to get done with your chores as fast as you can — even if it involves completely draining yourself in the process?

5 Beginner Steps To Slow Life Down

Being mindful


Most of us are either thinking about the past or the future instead of the present. We are so fixated on things we lost, or things we want or plan for the future, that we’re never satisfied with what we have.

A connection to community


Thanks to technology and the pandemic, everything has gone virtual. However, much of our communication has been reduced to a comment or a like on social media

A commitment to purpose


Most of us don’t know what we are doing; we are simply going with the flow. We have lost purpose, and it is the very reason why we are losing the true meaning of life.

Consuming less


In today’s world, we are always looking for the next thing that will make us happy. Living a rushed life means your mind is never fully in the present moment, and you don’t value what you have because it’s just never ‘new’ or ‘fresh’ enough.

Fast living never lets us enjoy slow and simple moments. Everything is one more task to be checked off a list and then immediately move on to the next thing.