Published By: Sreyanshi

I Began the Slow Life Unintentionally: How You Can Do It Too?

What is all the fuss about slow living? Here’s everything you need to know.

As a means of leading a more fulfilling life, the concept of slow living has gained popularity in the media. It involves taking your time, enjoying the present moment, and making wise decisions about how you spend your time.

How then did anyone unwittingly begin engaging in slow living? This question prompted me to reflect on a number of decisions I had made in my life that I hadn't completely considered, as well as other underlying elements that constitute the majority of my own iceberg. I started a path of self-discovery and healing after years of battling mental health difficulties.

This inspired me to practice mindfulness and meditation, to quiet the constant chatter in my mind and eliminate ideas, opinions, and behaviors that are harmful to wellbeing. Engaging in yogic philosophy and any other philosophy that questions and changes our viewpoint of what, at our core, we believe to be detrimental to both ourselves and the people around us.

This has made me feel satisfied with the person I am and with the kind of life I am living, which directly correlates to the beliefs and practices that I have made a conscious decision to incorporate. It is always a work in progress but the results are indisputable. We are all still trying to go beyond our emotional and mental boundaries and obstacles.

I engage in a variety of practices, but the ones that have benefited me the most are mentioned here. Even though these methods might not be effective for everyone, I hope they might still be useful to some.

I enjoy beginning each day with a leisurely, deliberate practice that includes prayer. I start by focusing on my breath and giving appreciation to my spiritual protectors for their protection. I practice some light movement after that and then gently get out of bed.

My morning regimen often includes asana practice, breath exercises, and meditation. Even though there are days when I have time for all three, I try to do yoga and meditate for at least fifteen minutes each day. This enables me to focus my thoughts, gradually arouse my body through movement, and become conscious of my thoughts. If I don't have enough time, I'm kind to myself and realize that there are things I have no control over. That's OK with me.