11 February 2017

10 Life Changing Lists To Help You Slow Down

STOP RUSHING. (It's easier said than done, I know).

I love those weekends away where you can step away from everything and just have some time to recuperate. Jack and I headed half an hour away from home to Newquay in Cornwall for my Birthday; sometimes a stone's throw away from home is all you need.

If you have read my blog for a while now, you will know how much I love being beside the sea. It's my happy place, so natural and beautiful - time stands still for a moment. So of course, we had to get a room with a sea view and I don't regret it.

My main focus with this post is about a lot of things really, but mainly about being mindful. To recognise when you need a break, to live life with simplicity and those little things that help with the pressures and anxieties of everyday life.

I've spoken a lot on Oh January about being mindful, and although I write about it, I could do a lot to improve. I'll be the first to admit, I'm totally addicted to my phone and also spend most of my day in front of a computer, even if it is for work purposes.

For that extra bit of inspiration on how to improve, I thought I would share with you some amazing lifestyle lists to help with slowing life down a little...

I absolutely love this list on activities for introverts, although I wouldn't define myself as an introvert I most certainly love my alone time. But who doesn't? 

You know those days where every single damn person is annoying you? Try out a few of these.

Feeling the stress? Don't forget about your health and all those important things that make your body function properly.

An anxiety challenge to help you express your thoughts and ways to centre yourself.

Addicted to your phone like me? This is just what we need - detox me up.

I don't think we think about the clothes we wear enough. I definitely get those moments of going into 'treat mode' and spending £100 on clothes I THINK I need at the time. There needs to be more mindfulness into the ethical side of shopping and working with you already have.

Man, we're just a bunch of multi-taskers. Yes, it might work on our CV, but wouldn't we benefit from slowing down, just a little? 

When was the last time you sat and watched a film from start to finish without looking at your phone? I can't remember either!

ME TIME. You got to love it. Personally, I struggle to do anything by myself. For example, yesterday I went to the gym to sign my membership paperwork - and I was freaked. This has to change, it's all about building your confidence. 

I'd love to go to cinema on my own - maybe that should be on my 2017 to do list?

The BEST reading challenge!

A minimalism challenge, perfect for taking small steps to enjoy life simply, without distractions and allowing yourself to be mindful every day.

Are we just a bunch of multi-taskers? Tell me what you do to slow down below!

Hannah x


  1. Now I'm getting closer to my 20's, I'm now a sucker for lists, and this was an amazing post to read - thank you for sharing these!! x


  2. Thanks for sharing this! I am feeling really low right now and I needed this.


  3. Such a great selection of lists with some great content within them! Thanks for sharing these :)

    Cat xx

  4. Great collection of lists! Thanks for sharing =o)


  5. ohh! I love hanging out on Pinterest just for this reason. I love reading lists in a visual way!


  6. LOVE these lists.. thank you so much!

    xx Lisa

  7. What an awesome list!! I love the anxiety challenge and all of the tips, honestly these can be so useful at times. Thank you for this love xx

    My Lovelier Days

  8. I especially enjoy the reading list challenge! x


  9. I absolutely loved this post! Mindfulness is so important to help keep a steady head. I love people but I'm most definitely an introvert and the ethical clothing pic is so helpful. I also need to step away from my phone sometimes! x

    Sick Chick Chic

  10. Such a lovely post. I feel like i personally feel like i am an extroverted introvert. I do enjoy going out and socializing though i find it exhausting and i do need at least two days to recharge. All these ideas within the post sounds awesome, thanks for sharing it.


  11. I love being beside the sea as well, there's just something so relaxing about it. Mindfulness is something I really want to focus more on this year, that and self-care. x



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