Why Living Slow & 'In Flow' is the Only Way To live

simple living slow living wellness at home Nov 14, 2022

It’s no secret that we live in a hectic modern world, with constant demands on our time, our focus and our wallets. Busyness is worn like a badge of honour.

But in amongst the chaos, it’s often our wellbeing that suffers.

When we can’t slow down, things start to fall apart - our relationships, jobs, health and finances.

However, when you take the time to stop, breathe and place your values at the heart of everything you do, there is a way to actually embrace those things, and stop fruitlessly fighting through each day. 

It’s called slow living.

Far from becoming lazier, living a slower lifestyle simply places importance on what matters most.

It promotes mindfulness, allowing you to focus more, give more and feel more fulfilled.

And although there are many, here are the top reasons why living slow and ‘in flow’ truly is the best way to live.


  • You’ll be more present.

At the centre of slow living is presence.

Regaining control of your time and making the most of every moment.

When you let go of things you can’t control - and instead focus on ‘right now’ - you’re able to make better decisions that increase your happiness.

Being present allows you space to celebrate the little wins, nurture relationships, practice self-care and respect your core values - leaving you feeling lighter and more fulfilled.


  • Increased productivity.

Hate to break it to you, but ‘multi-tasking’ is a myth. 

Still, in a world that demands everything yesterday, we keep trying to ‘do it all’.

But study after study has shown that, while our brains are very clever at switching between tasks quickly, when we do, nothing actually gets done properly.

So when we purposefully give our full attention to only the things that matter most, instead of trying to cram in all the trivial things, we’re much more productive!


  • Gain better mental & physical health.

One of the biggest benefits of living slow and ‘in flow’, is that you’ll simply feel better.

Mentally, you’ll feel lighter, more fulfilled and in control, which helps lower anxiety, keeps stress in check and prevents burnout.

Physically, you’re not as tired because a slower lifestyle means less ‘churn’, more downtime and better sleep.

Your overall health gets a boost too, as lower stress = less headaches, lower blood pressure and fewer aches and pains. 


  • You’ll save money.

Living a slower lifestyle actually saves you cash!

That’s because it puts relationships and experiences in the spotlight, rather than ‘stuff’. 

Appreciating what you already have, and reconnecting with loved ones is guaranteed to make life more enjoyable, rather than always trying to figure how to afford a fantasy. 

It flips the script from ‘I’ll be happy when I… can afford that new car, buy that new TV, pay off the mortgage…’ to ‘I’m content now, I have beautiful kids and am lucky to live so close to the park.

Put simply, when you put soul over substance, your wallet - and your mind - will thank you.

So it’s plain to see that there are many benefits of living a slower lifestyle. 

But the best thing is, it’s not hard to start introducing slow living practices into your life!

Here’s 3 ways to start practicing slow living today.

  • Learn to say no.

As humans, we’re inherently bad at scheduling ‘me time’. 

Why? Because society tells us that if we don’t say ‘yes’ to everything, we’re missing out.

And like many, your calendar is probably chock-full of commitments that either don’t align with your values, or you simply don’t enjoy.

But by allowing this pattern to continue, our mental health suffers, our creativity suffers, and our happiness suffers.

So try creating space. Block out some time that’s just for you, and say ‘no’ once in a while. Stop over-scheduling and see where it takes you!


  • Nurture your soul.

The old adage rings true - you can’t pour from an empty cup. So it pays to do some things that you genuinely love.

Living a slow lifestyle gives you permission to invest in yourself.

Plant a garden, take a class, paint, read, run, learn to cook. Take 5 minutes to enjoy your coffee in peace. Breathe.

Allowing time for self-care means you’ll be recharged and ready to give more of yourself to others when they need it most.


  • Build better connections.

If you’re feeling disconnected from your partner, kids, family or friends, the best thing you can do is give them your attention.

Intentionally set aside time to spend with them, minus distractions. 

Cook with your kids, share an after-work drink with your partner (without your phone!), and genuinely listen to your grandmother’s story, even if it’s the third time you’ve heard it. Ask questions. Connect. 

At the end of the day, we don’t get a do-over. Time is one thing that we can’t get back, so choosing to spend it with the people we love is never time wasted. 


Life is only getting busier. Pressure is everywhere to always do more, be more, give more.

But it’s becoming more and more obvious that this is completely unsustainable.

Living a slower, more simple life doesn’t mean getting lazy. Quite the opposite in fact.

It simply encourages us to make the most of every moment, practice gratitude and focus on what really matters in life, so we can give more of ourselves to the things we love.

And by doing this, we can all live lighter, more fulfilling lives.


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