7 Simple Ways To Practice Slow Living

7 Simple Ways To Practice Slow Living

Lifestyle Slow Living

We sometimes find ourselves moving aimlessly, rushing to meet the demands of life and finish out to-do list, juggling priorities and managing the different social roles we play. But what if we chose slow living? What if we took the time to live slow?

Below you’ll find more information about slow living. Learn about simple ways to invite more joy, calm and simplicity in your life in this beginner’s guide to slow living. Here are some tips on how you can easily turn your home into your slow living nest with live Sankalpa.

Here are simple ways to practice and cultivate slow living


Turn off the TV, put your phone on do not disturb, and unplug from social media. You don’t have to do anything with this new free time, it’s ok to do nothing and just sit in stillness. 


Take out a pen and a paper and free write or sketch your thoughts and feeling, maybe you focus on things you are grateful for. Maybe you write down your affirmations, maybe you write a letter to your future self. 

Go for a walk

Go outside for a fresh breath of air. Notice things around you. Walk slow, paying attention to your surroundings, notice how the air feels during your inhales and exhales. 

Embrace stillness

Find a quiet corner or space to turn inwards. Sit in stillness and meditate, giving yourself the time to sit with yourself, welcoming feelings as they come and go. If you have a meditation cushion, that’s great, if not, you can use any cushions to create a comfortable space.

Digital detox

Simple Ways To Practice and Cultivate Slow Living | The Sankalpa Project

We are increasingly dependent on our phones and devices, and with a proliferation of social media channels much of our day can get sucked into a digital vortex of scrolling through posts or falling down online rabbit holes.

Stay Connected With Your Family & Friends

The most important part of slow living is having an emotional and physical connection with others. There are many ways to strengthen your relationships with family and friends. You can text, email, write a letter, call, video chat or visit them face to face. Also, be sure that when you are spending time with your favorite people you are actually in the moment. The precious present.

Turn routines into rituals

We all have routines that we sometimes do mindlessly. We shower, get dressed, prepare meals, eat, make the bed, and repeat. Notice your daily routines and choose one simple routine to slow down.

Turn off the auto-pilot mode and really focus on what you are doing. Measure your ingredient slowly, smell your food before you eat it, chew your food slowly allowing your taste buds to explore the different flavours, pay attention to the way it feels in your mouth. Even if the rest of your day is very busy, slowing down one routine will create a ripple effect of being mindful during the day.

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