In a bid to share a few ways in which slow living can be easily incorporated into your weekly routine, I thought I’d share a few pics and ramblings showing my slow living Sundays.
Arguably Sunday is by far the easiest day to incorporate a little slow living into your weekly routine, but in a world where shops open seven days a week and no end of distractions all around us- even slowing down for one whole day each week can present somewhat of a challenge. Here are a few ways I’ve introduced slow living into my Sundays…
Read: Instead of turning on TV, make the most of a quiet moment to read a little something inspiring, in this weeks case- for me it was the latest House & Garden magazine. I really enjoy receiving my subscription and reading about inspiring, creative individuals who have renovated old homes or redesigned spaces, gardens and interiors- the photography is so beautiful. Allow yourself to read something that’s not overly challenging, remember the aim is to relax and slow things down.Walk: Autumn is the perfect opportunity to pop your wellies on and go for a walk, take a moment to notice the changing of the seasons. A slow Sunday walk is the ideal way to catch up with family chats, admire the trees changing colour and pick some blackberries (ideally for a crumble). Today I noticed that the floor was starting to show signs of what’s to come, the first sprinkling of golden autumn leaves has already begun.
Nap: Post walk, I’d highly recommend having a cheeky little cat nap. The option of having a mid afternoon nap is such a glorious luxury for so many of us, there’s nothing quite as restorative as a good nap. If you struggle to nap, then maybe just stick on a black and white (slow-paced) film, recline on the couch and put your feet up- after all, that’s what slow living Sundays are all about.
Dine: Mr T and I always make a point of enjoying a fabulous roast dinner, be that with friends, family or just the two of us. All the ingredients are fresh from the organic supermarket and local food market. There’s something special about sitting down to enjoy a home cooked roast dinner, to chat about the week gone by and catch up on plans for the week ahead. You really can’t beat slow food!
Incase you missed my previous post introducing slow living, you can catch up on it HERE. Wishing you all a fabulous week ahead.
‘Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going to fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why’ -Eddie Cantor