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Slow living is a lifestyle movement that means being more mindful, choosing to be less busy, and aiming to be less stressed. By slowing down, you allow yourself to live a lifestyle that’s more calm, happy, and peaceful. The slow living mindset can be applied to any aspect of your life.
The slow food movement strives to preserve local culture and counteract the overprocessed, unethical, fast food culture. Slow food focuses on traditional local food, responsibly and ecologically sourced, with a more purposeful preparation, plating and dining experience.
Slow travel means slowing down, taking your time, and appreciating the environment. Instead of a rushed trip frantically running around crowded tourist areas, slow is a more authentic travel experience, spending weeks or months in one place. Housesitting, a great way to travel slow, lets you stay longer, immersed in local culture, living and eating like a local. Don’t be a country counter, travel mindfully instead.
Slow fashion is clothing that’s responsibly sourced, made, and sold. Slow fashion means skipping the cheap fast fashion that was shipped around the planet, with toxic chemicals and poor production, and purchasing quality local items instead. I rarely add to the 40 things I own because I own items that last.
A slow home means a mindful home environment. A slow home is zero waste, avoiding plastics and disposables. A slow home is vegan, with cruelty free products and plant-based foods. A slow home is responsibly made, minimalist in size and design to reduce clutter and cultivate a simpler space, like a tiny house!
Slow means consciously choosing a simpler lifestyle.