Thursday, July 6, 2017

Simple Ways To Slow Down When Life Is Moving Too Fast

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We live in an age where it's incredibly easy to get swept up in the fast pace of modern life. With things like the internet allowing us to live life at speeds that many people never even thought possible, it can often be pretty overwhelming for a lot of people. As much as it can be exciting and useful, the pace of modern life can be the source of a lot of stress for many people. Because of this, a lot of people want to try and find ways to slow down, even if it's just for a little while. But that's not always easy to do, especially when everything around you seems to be going at such a fast pace. With that in mind, here are some things that you can do in order to slow down and relax even when the world is moving too fast around you.

Have a routine

Sure, just about everyone has some kind of vague routine. Something that is often built around work and family commitments. But there's something to be said about creating a routine for yourself that is purely built around the things that you want to do and the way that you want to live. It allows you to live in a much more meditative way. Something as simple as making a cup of coffee can be a part of your routine. Instead of rushing to make a cup of instant coffee, why not roast, and grind the beans yourself. It will take longer, of course, but it can help you slow down and relax as you're forced to take the time to go through each step in the process. Not only that but the best coffee bean roasters make vastly superior coffee than anything you could get out of a jar or tin! The things that you choose to take the time over are entirely up to you, but it's important that you fit something into your routine that forces you to slow down, even for a moment.

Wake up early

A lot of people simply aren't morning people, and that's okay, but waking up as late as possible just to squeeze in a bit more sleep is often a recipe for a day of stress. If you wake up early, you can pace the day out much more easily. You can get up, shower, eat a solid breakfast, and get ready for the day, all without having to rush or feel stressed at all. Any remember the snooze button is not your friend! Not only is pressing the snooze button over and over going to leave you feeling tense and stressed, but it can often cause you to feel even more tired during the day than if you had simply woken up on time.

Prioritize

Nothing is going to make you feel more stressed out than running around trying to fit everything into the day all at once. Instead, you should think about what it is that's most important and focus on that. Whether it feels like it or not, there is always more time to deal with things than you think. Because of that, there's nothing wrong with leaving some things until later and focusing on a single task in the present moment. You'll not only feel less stressed, but you'll find that you're able to focus on what you're doing much better than you otherwise would if you were trying to fit everything in.

Slowing down is a great way to de-stress when life is taking out the life out of you. What is your favorite way to relax? Comment down below!

xoxo,
Therese
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