Homemaking is not meant to be done quickly. Sometimes this means everything won’t get done. But I’ll take ten undone tasks and a joyful, calm spirit any day. Homemaking is a gift. It is the making of a home. It is a process, not a race. -Intentional by Grace
Slow homemaking is about deliberately including moments of rest and pleasure in your day. It’s also about not looking at the day as a container for a list of chores to be done as quickly as possible.
Here’s what slow homemaking might look like…
(1) Preparing meals from scratch instead of grabbing whatever will be fastest in the microwave. Then, eating dinner at the table, as a family,
(2) Getting ready for the day and then, pausing to light a candle and have a cup of tea before beginning the day’s activities.
(3) Taking a break in the middle of the afternoon to meditate, go for a walk, or have another cup of tea.
(4) Saving time at the end of your day for a mindful activity, like journaling.
(5) Ending the day by reading an inspirational book or novel, instead of trying to get one last thing done before you go to sleep.
How do you move through your daily activities? Have you ever tried a slower pace?
See you tomorrow!
Hi, I'm Jeanine
Author, tea matchmaker, self care coach and lifestyle blogger. I help women who want more time for tea breaks & self care simplify, and find time for both. More here.