Do you ever feel like days or months are just flying by and sometimes you have a hard time catching up? Yesterday night Balazs and I were talking about how fast this first part of the year went by and it made me sad to realize that life has been whizzing by! So after a few too many glasses of wine we made a deal that this summer we will try our best to capture time, slow down a bit more and enjoy those happy moments for longer without swiftly moving on.
So if you fancy having a slow summer like us, here are a few super easy and brilliant techniques to help you and us do just that. They are tried and tested by Jora and I can't wait to dive in every time I feel like going too fast:
- Close your eyes and "breathe" through the tips of your fingers. Draw your breath up your wrists, arms, shoulders, body, down your legs and out your toes
-Make a cup of tea. It's mental, but this will always relax and comfort you and help you pay attention to what is going on.
- Stop and pay attention to all of your senses. Ask yourself: "What do I hear? smell? see? feel? taste?" This exercise is very grounding and makes you realize what you have been missing out on.
- Say no to over-scheduling since your days don't have to be extra full. Give yourself time to just "be" and enjoy the simplicity in your life.
Any other tips on how to stay in the moment this summer? Fancy joining in? xo xo
P.S: Boring is good!
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(Photos by Karen and Josette and via A Well Traveled Woman )