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Moving to the fastest growing country in the world, I could never really imagine how my life would be. If i have learnt something in all these years staying away from home & family in a world that never stops, it is the importance of slowing down. The stress, the struggles, constant worrying and rushing through life taught me the biggest lesson of life and that is to: Slow Down, live in the moment and not let life pass by in front of my eyes.
Where the world around me is driven by the fastest, newest next best thing in every way you can think of, I am so grateful to realized in my late 20’s that this wasn’t the type of life i had dreamt of and everything inside & around me changed ever since then.
While growing up, my parents lead a quite simple life and i have always admired that 🙂. As kids, we certainly did not have it all but what we had in a limited quantity was really enough to understand what really matters and I really don’t think having it all would have taught us anything.A lot of things have changed today including the way we live our lives constantly rushing and wanting more. Where consumerism is spreading inside our homes swiftly and technology & is abundant, living an intentionally simple and slow life has become much more difficult. But to be honest, I feel that the simplicity of life portrayed by my parents left ingrained inside of me even after staying far away all these years and when i experienced the other side that is the fast paced lifestyle trying to chase for more, i realized this is the kind of life i didn’t want.
It’s been more than a year that i have been living a quite intentional and slow life and comparatively simpler than what it used to be. Also, i wanted to tell you guys that there’s a difference between “slow life” and “simple life“. Slow living is more like living in the moment trying to slow down and making room for things that you enjoy the most and simple life is simply focused on materialism, consumption etc. Living simple means living with limited resources and avoiding impulsive consumption and let me tell you this, i have been living both ways!
// Living a slow life in my terms is about decluttering everything that doesn’t make you happy on the inside and making space for what actually does. Its about breathing and living in the moment, enjoying & immersing yourself in little joys of life and making room for things you always wanted to do. Its about realizing that having more doesn’t make your happy but doing more of what you like absolutely does. Its about creating a life filled with creativity, compassion & meaningful connections with things & people who bring joy in your lives, directing your energy to the purpose of your life and savoring life’s every moment as it comes. It also means less procrastination and more accepting life however it comes to you. //
I wanted to share this post with you guys because i want you to know that slowing down and living in the moment has really changed the way i see things now and has absolutely made me a different person. I wish more and more of us could start living this way and enjoy life the way it is meant to be. 🌻
Also, after talking to my husband the other day and trying to make him read my blog posts the minute i publish on the blog to get feedback, i came to realize that i need to post quite often so i do not exceed the word limit. I tell you, sharing personal experiences is not an easy job and when i am in the moment writing my heart out, its honestly very difficult to stop but i am going to try my best to keep my posts short & simple. For that reason i am going to end this post here today and will be sharing some of my personal daily rituals i have adopted to create a slow & simple life for me and my small family 🙂.
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