When it comes to thinking about and discovering slow there are plenty of areas of our life we can look at. To help you focus on the most important, relevant or current topics I have listed for you some of the main topics and areas of life that are connected to slow living and slow values.
Remember that slow living is about taking the time to reflect, prioritize, and make intentional choices about how you live your life.
Choose a topic, get your card and draw a piece. You can intentionally go through the cards and pick the one that resonates with the topic. Meditate, think, and journal about it. You can also get together with your loved one, family, or friends and discuss together. It can be a really interesting discussion if all of you choose another image for the same topic.
- Mindfulness: Slow living emphasizes being present in the moment and being aware of one’s thoughts, feelings, and actions.
- Gratitude: Slow living encourages being thankful for what one has and being present to appreciate the small things in life.
- Self-care: Slow living emphasizes taking care of one’s physical, mental, and emotional health.
- Nature: Slow living encourages connecting with nature and the environment, finding balance and harmony in our surroundings.
- Relationships: Slow living encourages building strong and meaningful relationships with loved ones, fostering connections and communication.
- Simplicity: Slow living emphasizes living with less, decluttering, and being mindful of our possessions, and being mindful of our impact on the environment.
- Sustainability: Slow living encourages living in a sustainable way, reducing our impact on the environment and promoting responsible consumption
- Spirituality: Slow living encourages exploring and connecting with spiritual or transcendent aspects of life.
- Personal growth and development: Slow living encourages self-reflection, self-improvement, and personal development.
- Finances: Slow living encourages being mindful of how we spend our money, and living within our means.
- Community and Social connections: Slow living encourages building connections with our local community, fostering a sense of belonging and shared values.
- Time: Slow living encourages being mindful of how we spend our time, and valuing our time more than money.
- Health and Wellness: Slow living encourages taking a holistic approach to health and wellness, including physical, mental and emotional well-being.
- Productivity: Slow living emphasizes working in a more efficient and effective way, rather than working longer hours or striving for constant busyness.
- Prioritizing: Slow living encourages identifying and prioritizing what is truly important in life, rather than getting caught up in distractions or unnecessary tasks.
- Creativity: Slow living encourages finding time and space for creative pursuits, whether it’s writing, painting, or making music.
- Adventure: Slow living encourages taking the time to explore and experience new things, whether it’s traveling to new places or trying new activities.
- Learning: Slow living encourages a lifelong pursuit of learning, whether it’s formal education or self-education.
- Relaxation and leisure: Slow living encourages taking time to relax and enjoy leisure activities, whether it’s reading a book, listening to music, or spending time outdoors.
- Service and contribution: Slow living encourages giving back to the community and making a positive impact in the world.
- Flexibility and Adaptability: Slow living encourages being open to change and adapting to new circumstances, rather than clinging to a rigid routine or set of expectations.
- Self-awareness: Slow living encourages developing a deep understanding of one’s self, including one’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
- Intentionality: Slow living encourages being deliberate and intentional in one’s actions, rather than going through the motions or getting caught up in the rat race.
- Emotional intelligence: Slow living encourages developing emotional intelligence, being in tune with one’s emotions and understanding how to manage them.
- Mindful Consumption: Slow living encourages being mindful of what we consume, whether it’s food, media, or consumer goods.