It can be difficult to slow down without feeling guilty.
However... it's important to allow yourself to slow down every once in a while,
enabling you to relax, reflect and recharge, a necessary part of self-care.
Relax: Allowing yourself to relax is an important part of slowing down, reducing the stress response, enabling a clearer mind, reducing anxiety, improving overall mood.
Reflect: Reflection and contemplation of one's life can help set manageable goals, make plans,
and figure out what is and isn't important .
Recharge: Being mentally and physically rested and recharged enables you to take on any
challenges life may present as the best most capable version of yourself.
Next time you find yourself rushing around, pause for a moment...
Notice your feet, your breath and the sounds around you.
Your future self will thank you.
Abstract Photographer and Somatic/Pilates teacher