HOW TO DO MORE THINGS SLOWLY AND HURRY LESS

How do we do more things slowly and hurry less..? Hurrying is such an unhelpful feeling but one that is familiar to all of us. That unhelpful sense of being behind can swiftly spiral into rushing, which then turns into stress and anxiety. How do we mange our time slowly so we are present and relaxed whilst also being productive.

Hurrying is such an unhelpful feeling but one that is familiar to all of us. Lots of folk seem to be playing catch up this week, myself included. It can be that way after a school holiday, right? We all spent the Easter holiday juggling (and loving) having the kids at home but also keeping on top of normal stuff too, be it work, or other projects. That unhelpful sense of being behind can swiftly spiral into rushing, which then turns into stress and anxiety.

We have also all had those mornings were the tasks we are doing have just taken longer than we thought, or something unforeseen happens that means you get lots less done. One morning this week my washing machine started leaking, luckily I was right there in the kitchen so managed to stop it pretty quickly, but there was still a good 40 minutes of mopping up water and organising someone to come and fix the machine that I hadn’t planned for.  

Two frustrating mornings and a sense of being behind before I had even begun got me in a really negative head space for working. It got me thinking about why we hurry in the first place and how we can avoid hurrying altogether. There must be things we can do differently with how we approach our days and how we mange our time so we are present and relaxed whilst also being productive. Also, what if hurrying has become so habitual to you that you are in a rushing rut? How do we shake off that hurried feeling, do more things slowly and hurry less….

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SLOW LIVING EVENT: WEEKND:IN 

When Olivia invited me to teach a yoga session and talk about slow living at the Weekend:In Slow living Event it seemed like a wonderful opportunity to have some interesting conversations about all things slow. As you all know slow living and making time for those wholehearted moments is fundamental to my and our way of life as a family...

Slow living can ripple through every aspects of your lifestyle. Not only can it change how you choose to spend your time but which brands you are happy to support as well.

Recently I had the pleasure of attending a slow living event to celebrate all things slow lived. It was a wonderful opportunity to spend a peaceful few days escaping from the normal day-to-day and I also had the privilege of leading a session at the event too.

The event was run by Weeknd:In, who are all about helping independent brands grow their audience in an authentic way by using the power of social media and influencers. 

When Olivia invited me to teach a yoga session and talk about slow living a little, it seemed like a wonderful opportunity to have some interesting conversations about all things slow. As you all know slow living and making time for those wholehearted moments is fundamental to my and our way of life as a family, and I am always happy to share how we manage to slow things down, the things that work and the things that don’t.

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SIMPLE CHILDREN’S BEDROOM

How to create a calm and simple children’s bedroom. Plus thoughts on how to make a tidy space whilst giving her the freedom to be the sort of six year old she wants to be? Here are some of the rooms I have been loving and looking at for inspiration. All photo credits are at the bottom of the post.One of the next projects with our house restoration is to create a calm and simple children’s bedroom for Bailey.

I have a few really clear ideas of how I would like the space to be, but there is still lots to decide.

Here are some of the rooms I have been loving and looking at for inspiration. All photo credits are at the bottom of the post. I have of course been using Pinterest lots and it’s still one of my favourite ways to work out how I want a room to look and feel.

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BIRTHDAY TEA PARTY AND HOMEMADE PARTY HATS

A birthday tea party and how to make these liberty print homemade party hats.I thought I would share a few photos from Bailey’s Birthday party and how to make the homemade party hats. She turned 6 back at the beginning of February and we had a small tea party for her at home.

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A LETTER TO MY DAUGHTER: A MOTHER’S LOVE

A letter to my daughter: a mother's love... Both pure and powerful, simple and raw. What it means to love like a mother... read more on Geoffrey and GraceTo my girl who turned six….

Thank you for making me a mother, for allowing me to know the depths of a mother’s love.

Both pure and powerful, simple and raw.

My heart was sleeping until I held you in my arms. You awoke a new level consciousness, where all feelings are bigger than they were before. I have felt the soaring heights of happiness, the fiery heat of anger, the deeper shades of sadness.

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