Embracing Slow Living Philosophies

Slow living is a movement that has grown into a conscious lifestyle thanks to blogs like Me & Orla, Local Milk, and Humphrey & Grace portraying a beautiful, slow-paced way of living. Long mornings in bed on a Sunday, slow walks in the forest on a weekend afternoon, an evening of playing boardgames by candlelight… are just some of the ideas surrounding this style of living. For me, taking life one step at a time, enjoying small moments and not becoming consumed by everyday life are ideal ways to start. Below is my own take on the slow living movement and how I will be embracing slow living philosophies to help with my journey towards a more thoughtful life.

Wake up an hour earlier

Make time for coffee, read a blog post or watch a vlog before the day starts.

Take time getting ready

Listen to a podcast, take care with makeup, hair and choosing what to wear. Give myself time to not have to leave in a hurry.

Spend less time in front of a screen

Choose a book over scrolling through Instagram. Set a dedicated time slot in the morning and evening for checking social media.

Create things

Too often I have ideas of creating lovely things like scrapbooks and travel journals only to never actually get around to doing it. Make a conscious effort to sit down on one or two evenings a week and just draw, paint or make something. Anything.

Prepare the night before

The reason I am always rushing is because I put things off until later – until it becomes too late. Make the effort to not leave things until the last minute.

At some point, I would love to put together a list of more specific ways to unwind and take things slowly so I would love to hear any ideas that you might have!

What’s your take on the slow living movement?




  1. 26th August 2017 / 12:59 pm

    absolutely loved this post, think I’m going to adopt and steal some of these ideas if you don’t mind, too often I find myself doing half the things you mentioned, leaving things last minute, not taking time to get ready and then I’m annoyed with how I end up looking aha. it’s time for a change.
    with love yossy x

    • blushinglately
      29th August 2017 / 1:27 pm

      Thank you so much, Yossy! Of course, that’s what they’re here for ☺️ It’s so easy to put things off until the last minute – I definitely know that feeling!

  2. 26th August 2017 / 9:49 pm

    I love this post! I need to embrace the slow living movement. It’s so easy to put things off and sleep in but I really want to start reading more instead of choosing to watch Netflix because it’s the easy option. I’m exactly the same with scrapbooks and journals, I have about three on the go but never seem to dedicate enough time to finishing them which I should as they’ll be great to look back on in the future!

    • blushinglately
      29th August 2017 / 1:30 pm

      Thank you so much, Sophie; I’m really glad you enjoyed it! Yessss Netflix is always the easier option, especially after a long day, but nothing feels better than reading an amazing book. Do you have anything in particular in mind? I’ve just finished mine so I’m looking for my next read! It always seems impossible to find the time or muster the effort to do creative things but it’s so worth it in the end!

  3. 27th August 2017 / 1:31 am

    I loved this post! I really try to wake up earlier in the morning so I’ll be able to take my time in the morning, but unfortunately it not always works out that way. This post was really eye opening! Loving your blog! 🙂


    • blushinglately
      29th August 2017 / 1:31 pm

      Aw thank you so much, Michele! It’s definitely something easier said than done, speaking from experience! Thank you for your kind words ☺️

  4. 12th September 2017 / 2:08 pm

    These are such great tips. I always feel better when I have more time in the mornings and am not rushed. Looking at social media at set times of the day is a great one. I have a habit of scrolling aimlessly without even realising. xxx

    • blushinglately
      15th September 2017 / 5:45 pm

      Thank you! I hope you find them useful ☺️ And yessss it’s too easily done! I think we all spend too much time on Instagram and Twitter!

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