Peaceful mornings Part 1.

 Today I'm sharing with you some tips for a more peaceful morning. It's copied from the English site so some of the words are a bit strange and the order is a bit changed, but it's still easy to read. 

Philosophy of Slow Life

What Is Slow Life?

Slow living is a lifestyle choice that emphasises a deliberate approach to everyday activities. It is not about doing everything at a snail's pace, but about being present and fully engaged in what you are doing.

The Mindfulness Connection

Mindfulness and slow living go hand in hand. Both practices encourage full attention to the present moment as they foster a deeper connection with yourself and the world.

Benefits of Slow Living

Adopting a slower pace in daily life can lead to:

Reduced stress:

  • Improved enjoyment of simple pleasures.
  • Improved mental well-being.
  • Slow Morning Routine Setting

Consistency is the key

A consistent morning routine sets a positive tone for the day. Wake up at the same time every day and allow yourself to ease into the morning without rushing.

Example: Sarah struggled in the morning, often hitting the snooze button several times and rushing through her routine. She decided to make a change by setting a consistent wake-up time of 6:30 every day, including weekends. By sticking to this schedule, her body's internal clock adjusted and waking up became more natural. She now enjoys a calm and relaxed start to her day, with time for meditation, a healthy breakfast and even a short walk before work.

Create a Soothing Environment

Soft lighting, gentle music and soothing colours can create a calming atmosphere that encourages a slow start to the day.

Example: John wanted to create a calmer morning routine. He replaced the harsh white light bulbs in his bedroom with soft, warm tones. As he got ready, he also started playing soft acoustic music in the background. He placed a small lavender-scented candle on his bedside table to light while sipping his morning coffee. These simple changes turned his bedroom into a calming sanctuary, making his mornings more relaxed and pleasant.

Plan Ahead

Decide on your morning activities the night before to avoid decision fatigue and ensure a smooth morning.

For example, Emily was often overwhelmed by the many decisions she had to make each morning, from what to wear to what to eat for breakfast. She realised that decision fatigue was causing her stress and wasting valuable time. To combat this, she started planning her mornings the night before. She would put away her clothes, prepare the ingredients for breakfast and write a to-do list for the next day. By doing this, Emily found that her mornings became smoother and more efficient, allowing her more time to do the things she enjoyed, like reading or spending time with her family.

For this post, it's all about I enjoyed writing and you enjoyed reading, so we/you/we both/we/you win. Jes! See you again in the next post in 4 days. Have a great day and keep it up.