So many people miss the hustle and bustle of pre-COVID life, and are eager for daily life to return to normal. Having this return to normalcy moved further out of reach with the quarantine extension can be jarring, especially if you’re used to your life being filled with a flurry of activity.
Here's hoping they've forgotten what a "mall" and a "toy store" is.
There are a lot of benefits to be had from slowing down, however. A movement has actually grown over the years around the concept of #slowliving, which emphasizes a slower and more mindful approach to everyday life.
“If you slow things down, you notice things you hadn't seen before.” — Robert Wilson
While I found our pre-ECQ life fairly exciting and full of potential, I also love how, right now, I’m experiencing my own life a little more fully. I may still be working away from the office, but my pace allows me to absorb my children’s stories, savor my meals, and watch my plants grow without missing a single beat.
Summertime catnaps on the table with cool cat Bom, just because.
Geir Berthelsen, the founder of an organization called The World Institute of Slowness, states that “the best thinking often comes from a walk in the slow lane.” When we’re overwhelmed with things to do, people to talk to, and places to go, we lose the mental capacity to enjoy anything, let alone visualize what to create next.
Slowing down and making space for meaningful experiences is healthy; it gives your mind a break, creates room for enjoyment, and allows for more creativity and possibility.
Ready for that solo exhibit at the MoMA. #ContemporaryCretaceous
Since we’re all stuck at home collectively, I’d love to hear how you’ve been adjusting to a slower pace! What’s something you’ve been discovering, learning, or simply enjoying lately?
Don't leave me hanging — I look forward to hearing your stories! ♥
Theresa Carbonel-Buenaflor Founder, Ellana Mineral Cosmetics
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