It's a term that's been on my mind often over this past year.
It's part of the dream I am working on.
What does it mean?
For me it's...
Having the ability to naturally wake up early in the morning and going about my morning routine unrushed
Taking the time to make myself meals from whole and fresh foods that come from the ground and not packages
Reading a book while I eat lunch instead of looking at a screen
Reading a book while waiting somewhere
Reading a book before bed
Walking or biking to the grocery store instead of driving
Caring for plants (and crossing my black thumbs while doing so)
Taking time for myself
Taking time for others
Writing letters instead of texting
Dropping everything to go sailing if the weather, and the sailor who's daughter I am, calls for it
Taking a bath instead of a shower
Going on a walk with no destination in mind
Spending time with those I care about in more spontaneous and unscheduled ways
Doing things on purpose
Turning over that record instead of hitting the next button on Spotify
Delegating and not having to wear so many hats
Taking time to meditate and pray
Lying in the grass and enjoying the weather
Running in the rain and enjoying the weather
Enjoying the weather
Essentially, it's taking the time to enjoy life's gifts in the various, often over looked, forms they take. Even when they require extra steps. Even when they require more time. Even when there's a to do list hanging over my head.
Because it's a healthier way of living.
What does slow living mean for you?