STRESS & SLOW LIVING: BUSTING THE MYTHS

I think one of the biggest misconceptions about slow living is about stress.  If you are pursuing a life where your priority is to slow down, and fill your day with wholehearted moments, is there any room for rushing around, being busy, and feeling stressed? Of course anyone can feel stressed so I am sharing my top three things to try to bring a slow and mindful approach to your busy work environment.

I think a lot of people have misconceptions about slow living. One of the biggest myths, is about stress. If you are pursuing a life where your priority is to slow down, and connect, and fill your day with wholehearted moments, is there any room for rushing around, being busy, and feeling stressed?

I would get it a lot as a yoga teacher, my students would assume I floated about in a little zen bubble all day, not getting angry, or feeling anxious. I understand why they thought that, they only knew me through a certain context. However, stress is unavoidable, and I am naturally quite an anxious person – not to the Woody Allen extreme – but I have to work at keeping any worries in-check, other wise it can be all-consuming.

With my work, just like any other job, I come across situations that cause me stress. I also encounter days where I am really really busy – days when what needs to get done, trumps how much time I have to do it in.

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