Struggling With Slow Living

Wild grass on the beach

Lately, I have been having some mild anxiety. There are so many things on my mind – both work-wise and personal (although working for more than a year on a “death march” project is definitely taking its toll). I always feel like I have to rush to get things done, and that a lot of responsibility rests on my shoulders.

I write on my journal at night, just to get stuff out of my head. And although it does help to brain dump, I still struggle to let go of my mental burden fully. Recently, I have been watching slow living vlogs at night, which I find helps me relax a bit (funny how watching someone else slice some fruits and make some coffee can be calming). But during the day, I have to consciously remind myself to slow down and pace myself. I have to keep telling myself that I don’t have to do everything now, and that it’s okay. I tell myself over and over that doing nothing once in a while is not a waste of time and that I should stop feeling guilty for “being unproductive”.

“Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.” — Eddie Cantor

Do you have tips on how to live slowly and intentionally? I would love to know!

3 thoughts on “Struggling With Slow Living

  1. I recently read the book “First We Make The Beast Beautiful” and I thought it was awesome. It is about anxiety and the author offers up a lot of tips and ideas that can help, plus a little history and science and memoir but it’s more like having a conversation than reading a text book. Just thought I’d mention that since you mentioned having anxiety.

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    1. thanks for that, i’ll have a look 🙂 right now i’m still finishing a book (The Universe Has Your Back) but i’ll put your suggestion in my list of books to read 😊

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  2. Anxiety is that never ending battle. You think you have gotten rid of it but it can so easily creep back in. Its an ongoing journey.

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