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In today's modern, fast-paced world, it's easy to feel like we're constantly racing against the clock. We juggle busy schedules, manage overflowing inboxes, and often find ourselves overwhelmed by the demands of our daily lives. In this hustle and bustle, the art of slowing down can feel like a distant dream. However, learning to embrace a slower, more intentional pace of life can lead to increased well-being, reduced stress, and a deeper connection with the present moment. So, let's explore some practical ways to bring the art of slowing down into our lives.
How we start our day sets the tone for everything that follows. Instead of rushing through your morning routine, wake up a little earlier to savour the quiet moments. Start with a few minutes of mindfulness or meditation to centre your thoughts. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and savour each bite. By beginning your day with intention, you can create a sense of calm throughout the day.
Our digital devices are wonderful tools, but they can also be a significant source of stress. Make a conscious effort to unplug your screens regularly. Designate tech-free periods during the day or, even better, plan a digital detox weekend. Disconnecting from the online world allows you to reconnect with your surroundings and your thoughts.
Spending time in nature is a powerful way to slow down and find serenity. Whether it's a stroll in the park, a hike in the woods, or simply sitting in your garden, nature provides a perfect backdrop for reflection. Listen to the sounds of the birds, feel the breeze on your skin, and appreciate the beauty of the natural world. Nature has a way of grounding us in the present moment. This is closely linked to our Serenity line, which draws inspiration from the picturesque Danish landscape and scenery.
Many of us overcommit to various obligations, often out of a sense of guilt or the fear of missing out (FOMO). Learning to say no can be liberating. It allows you to prioritise your well-being and make time for the activities that truly matter to you. Say yes to what aligns with your values and brings you joy.
Carving out time for your hobbies and passions is a wonderful way to slow down. Whether it's reading, painting, playing a musical instrument, or any other activity you love, these moments of flow and creativity can be incredibly rejuvenating.
In a world that often glorifies busyness, remember that slowing down is not a sign of laziness but a path to greater fulfilment. It allows you to appreciate the richness of life and to savour every moment.
So, embrace the art of slowing down, and you'll find that the fast-paced world can wait while you enjoy the journey.
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Watch is fine and is what I expected for the price. Unfortunately the hour needle has scuffed polish or a greasy finger print marring it. Would have been easy to avoid if QC was better. Expected more for a quartz watch at this price.
Beautiful watch. Wish I could have kept it. It was too small. I didn't realize with my need to wear reading glasses, that I also need a larger watch! :)
I was really pleased with the quality of this watch when it arrived. I had held my breath hoping the photos online were true to the actual product quality, turns out they were, and I was pleasantly surprised that the real-life watch was far superior than I had expected. I'm thrilled by the little details such as the small design stamps on the band and back of the watch which denote that this piece and its parts are original August Berg and not outsourced, the solid sapphire glass, and the clever wrist strap removal levers. Its just very, very well done in general.
This watch is so pretty and I love the colors.
It’s one of my special occasion watches and really adds to fall/winter outfits.
I wish the strap was a bit longer - I got the 30mm watch and the strap is quite short for my wrist (which is normal sized!)
I might swap out for a rose gold mesh band if possible.