Slow Living: How can we keep it?

At LT Co., we’re all about the slow living movement.

As we move out of lockdown and back towards some form of normality, we can’t help but feel like we’re going to miss some parts of lockdown life. It could be taking that extra 10 minutes nestled on the sofa lost in thought, or spending our afternoons strolling along the beach with nothing to rush home for.

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Taking life at a slower pace isn’t anything new. The Slow Living Movement started in the 1980’s in Italy through a dispute about the introduction of fast food restaurants instead of more traditional restaurants where locals could enjoy their food at a leisurely pace. From this, slow living has grown and expanded to include almost all aspects of life from travel to fashion to encompassing slow living in all aspects of your daily life.

So, how can we define it? Carl Honoré suggests that slow living essentially means allowing yourself the time to enjoy the little things and to do everything as well as you can instead of rushing through daily tasks. With a year that’s only getting busier, we’ve put together some tips for how you can bring slow living into your daily life.

Start the day as you mean to go on and take some time to yourself as soon as you wake up. You could pick up your book, sit with your morning coffee, meditate, anything to help you set your pace for the rest of the day.

Spend More Time Outside

It’s no secret that a huge part of our inspiration for products comes from being outside and immersed in nature. Stopping and taking some time to be outside is an easy way to incorporate slow living into your routine. Take some time to notice all the small things and appreciate your surroundings. If, like us, you’re based in East Lothian, why not check out some of the local walks.

Simplify Your Surroundings

With a busy life, it’s easy for your home to become as cluttered. Redesign your space so that it supports a slow living lifestyle. Donate or re-home anything you no longer need!

Say No

We’ve all gone to an event that we didn’t really want to go to. As difficult as it can be, saying no will help you achieve a slower lifestyle. Embrace the joy of missing out and refocus your energy on things that bring you joy.

We’d love to hear what else people are doing to embrace slow living! Let us know in the comments.

Love Laura x


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