The Art of Slowing Down - 5 Tips to Help Be Present

The Art of Slowing Down - 5 Tips to Help Be Present

Do you ever find yourself feeling frazzled or disconnected? If so, it's likely because you lead a busy life and are always on the go. 

Here at Ecuadane, we believe that slowing down and living in the moment, when applied daily, can bring us countless benefits including being more productive, feeling less overwhelmed and many others. 

We live in a world where constant multitasking is seen as a sign of productivity, but purposely taking time out to be truly present has countless benefits on both our mental and physical health. 

If you're always thinking about what's next and struggle to live in the moment, here are 5 of our best ideas to help you create space in your day-to-day to help you be more productive and ultimately more present: 

  1. Prioritize self-care: Taking care of yourself is essential in being able to slow down and be present. Make sure to set aside time each day for activities that nourish your mind, body, and soul. Whether it's meditation, yoga, reading or simply taking a walk outside, find what works for you and make it a part of your daily routine. 
  2. Disconnect to connect: In today's fast-paced world, it's easy to get caught up in the constant stream of notifications and distractions. To truly slow down and be present, it's important to disconnect from technology and focus on connecting with the people and things around you. 
  3. Practice mindfulness: Mindfulness is the practice of being fully present and engaged in the current moment. You can practice mindfulness by paying attention to your breath, body sensations, thoughts and emotions. 
  4. Use sensory cues: Our senses are powerful tools that can help us slow down and be present. Incorporating sensory cues such as candles, essential oils, soft music and comfortable blankets can help create a calming atmosphere and bring you back to the present moment. 
  5. Surround yourself with positive influences: The people and things around us have a big impact on our well-being. Surround yourself with people who inspire you and make you feel good, and surround yourself with things that bring you joy and comfort. 

We hope that these tips will help you too enjoy the benefits of slowing down and living more "in the moment" 

Rooting for you,