“I’d like to be the sort of person who can enjoy things at the time, instead of having to go back in my head and enjoy them.” — David Foster Wallace
Today I want to talk about a few lifestyle shifts that I’ve been implementing in my own life to help me live slower and more intentionally.
Intentional living is about learning how to make better decisions, so you can be happier. Basically it’s about focusing on what really matters to you. Overtime you will design a life that is catered to a life you love. Now I’m no excerpt on this matter as I’m just starting out. But I love this concept.
Everyone has a different reason to live intentionally or adapt a minimalist mindset, but the most important thing is it has to work for you. Personally I want to implement this lifestyle to reduce stress, and live a more simple lifestyle.
“Intentional living is the art of making our own choices before others’ choices make us.” — Richie Norton
To start living intentionally, you’ll need to determine what are your core values. And begin removing distractions so that what you are left with is what is most important. The easiest way to start is to declutter your home. In removing items that are taking up space you are allowing yourself a piece of calm, because those things you are worried about are no longer there.
This can all look very overwhelming, which is why you should set long term and short term goals to help keep you focused. Start with one thing, that way you can give it all your attention. This is of course a lifestyle you are trying to adapt, it will take time to achieve your goals.
I’d love to hear from you! Do you practice slow living? Have you been in need of some lifestyle shifts?