Why it’s Never too Late to Slow Down

It’s more than just mindfulness…

Rosa Diaz-Casal
Heart Revolution
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4 min readJun 6, 2024


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We live in a world that’s so fast paced and we’re encouraged to hustle if we want to be successful.

So, I can see how slow living can seem totally at odds with this culture. It isn’t really about changing the pace at which you do things, it’s about bringing balance to your life. It’s about paying more attention to things that really matter and making room for those things rather than wasting our precious energy on the things that we don’t really need to.

No matter what your situation is, slow living can enhance the quality of your life.

Slow living gives us clarity. Slowing down helps us to create more mental and emotional space. Giving ourselves this headspace and time to step back and take a breath helps us to get clearer about what really matters to us in life. We can use that time to figure out how we really want to spend our time and what matters most to us. Then we can figure out what actions we’re going to take in order to pursue those values.

Slow living gives us simplification. Slowing down enables us to focus on the quality of things that we consume — whether it’s things that we buy, the relationship that we have or the way we spend our time. If something doesn’t serve us anymore, we can choose to let it go so that…