September always feels like a fresh start. Perhaps it’s the new academic year getting underway or the sense that everyone has returned from their holiday jaunts and is starting to shake off the excesses from the summer. We hit an imaginary reset button in September and routines fade back to ‘normal’.
While A Year of Living Slower’s smaller, achievable monthly challenges were created to counteract lofty New Year’s resolutions that are tricky to stick to, we still welcome opportunities to set new intentions. In September, it feels like the ideal time to set new intentions with the city itself – or where you call home. It’s almost Slow Living LDN.’s ‘Slow London‘ category personified – inspiration for ways to make the most of the city, without letting it drain you of creativity and energy.
Slow Living in the City
This month we’ll explore more places to find quiet in London and ways to thrive in the city, rather than merely survive. September’s focus is truly at the heart of Slow Living LDN.’s message to live better, rather than faster.
September may also prove a good time to look through the A Year of Living Slower archives to revisit any themes that could help you embrace city life in a more positive way. January’s theme of sleep, April’s focus on nature and June’s inspiration around digital minimalism are all good places to start.
We look forward to exploring slow London with you this September and as ever, welcome your posts using #AYearofLivingSlower on Instagram.
“The streets of London have their map; but our passions are uncharted. What are you going to meet if you turn this corner?” – Virginia Woolf