Over three years later, we’ve picked things up a bit but I’d say we are still clocking in at half the speed of the busy world around us.
We’ve been intentional in the way we spend our time: my husband has chosen not take a more lucrative career path (working more hours), I run our business part-time from home, we limit after school activities and our own commitments to groups, committees and other activities that we don’t highly value.
We’ve chosen to spend money on quality food and healthcare, educating our children, charities, outdoor recreation and traveling experiences: our top priorities.
Living according to your values isn’t inherent in our culture. We are told to do more, have more and be more every day. But we can live differently.
It’s a risky ride, but it’s worth it—living your life according to who you really are simply takes a little intention. – Tsh Oxenreider
If you need a little inspiration and practical ideas for slowing down your own life, please read Notes from a Blue Bike: The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World. It’s the newest book from my friend, Tsh, the founder of The Art of Simple, formerly known as Simple Mom.
The book’s trailer gives you a sneak peek:
The book releases on February 4 but if you pre-order now, you’ll score a few freebies:
A brand new e-book Tsh wrote called 20 Things I’d Tell My 20-Something Self.
Her e-book, One Bite At a Time: 52 Projects To Making Life Simpler. 52 steps with tips, links, and motivation to simplify. This is a great way to start the slowing down process.
A downloadable list of extra resources on each topic of the book.
A collection of sharable and printable quotes from the book. These are awesome, you are going to love them!
To get all the freebies, make sure you forward a copy of your order receipt to: firstname.lastname@example.org. (Must forward your receipt by Feb 18).