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Slow Living LDN. is a lifestyle blog created and edited by Beth, a digital marketing manager and award-winning writer.
Read on below to discover more about the mission behind Slow Living LDN.
How did Slow Living LDN. come about?
During a trip to my favourite corner of Devon, I realised I’d lost my mojo. I’d been working in London for a year and a half, committing to long hours, rush hour tubes and pricey rent. As I stared through the windows, listening to the sound of the waves drift in, I felt tired and lacking creativity. I wondered how people felt about the London rat race after five, let alone, ten years. How did burnout come to mean success? Why are we fixated with glorying busy?
There’s always something to do in the capital – it’s one of the reasons why it’s a great place to live – but it’s very difficult to just ‘be’. Or, is it? While slowing down for a few days by the coast, I noticed that, to an extent, my fatigue was self-induced. Then, after a recent trip to Copenhagen cemented my love for Scandi design and the Nordic lifestyle, I decided it was time to apply some slow living, lagom-style principles to my own city existence.
Although it’s tempting to hibernate in a cosy cabin in Scandinavia pursuing hygge, my reality is London. And I’m very grateful to live here. While slow living and London feel like a contradiction, surely there’s a way to pursue a more balanced lifestyle here too – cabin, or no cabin. Through exploring mindfulness, well-being and elements of the Nordic lifestyle, Slow Living LDN.’s mission is exactly that.
Just getting started? Read about what slow living means to Slow Living LDN.
Slow Living LDN. stands for
- Defining Our Own Sense of Balance & Redefining the Meaning of Success in the City
- Finding Gratitude In The Small Things
- Saying No To The Glorification of Busy
- Making Conscious Decisions
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