Holidays – dedicating August to a month of slow

Why I am dedicating a whole month to 'slow'... How to find a slower rhythm and why it is so good for your well being. Read more at Geoffrey & Grace...

There is something hypnotising about the summer that encourages a slower pace. I have written about it before, that particularly during the warmer months people noticeably have a strong desire to slow down.

Traditionally it’s when people go on holiday, which automatically invites a different rhythm from the rest of the year.

Bound by school terms for a large portion of childhood, maybe it’s ingrained in us from an early age, that the summer is the time to kick back and play. As adults with children, the free summer months still represent later starts and no school runs.

Perhaps also the warmer weather invites a slower lifestyle. Heat can definitely make you feel lethargic, after all the tradition of siestas became commonplace to help people avoid being outside during the hottest part of the day.

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Monthly voice July

Monthly Voice July 2016 on Geoffrey & Grace

At the beginning of July rather ironically my blog about wholehearted and slow living was keeping me particularly busy. Well, I’ve been rather quiet over the last few weeks, due to a much needed break, and then Bailey had chicken pox last week which delayed my return. However, I am very happy to be back with you all today with the ‘Monthly Voice’ for July…

The first two weeks of July were crazy, with a capital C. Most people would admit that things speed up towards the end of term, with various commitments with their children. On top of this I had several pieces of work to finish before the long six week Summer break. The main thing keeping me focused was knowing that for the second half of July we were going to have two glorious weeks of family holiday in France. It was really nice to have that ‘end of term feeling’ with the anticipation of care-free days, plus my Brother’s wedding to look forward to.

During the first half of July I was thrilled to be mentioned in the August Country Homes & Interiors ’10 Ways To Make Life Lovely’ feature.

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