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octobre 28, 2019

Slowing down

  • octobre 28, 2019
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Living in Paris or any big city, you can often find yourself running around everywhere with little time to catch your breath before the next day. Work, uni, job, relationships: it can often give zero time for the “me time” that we all want more of. This is how the “slowing down” becomes difficult to achieve.

Since living here, I try to really have time to slow down and take more control on what I love doing so that it doesn’t go buried under other routine activity.

The other day, I had the afternoon off and I was torn between the prospects of doing nothing and stay inside or going outside and explore a bit more. Because it was grey and the leaves were starting to change colours, I chose to go outside and spend some time in the very heart of Paris. The weather was perfect to me, perfect for an autumnal exploration. Discovering a city with someone is always amazing and can lead you to have great moments, but doing it by yourself has always meant for me to pouch my boundaries. In this sense, I tell myself to go outside alone, to not plan too much and see what happens. I love walking with no purpose and just looking up, taking pictures and smile because I see beautiful things. That’s the thing isn’t it? When you actually take the time to look out for beautiful things, you find so many of them. And Paris is beautiful everywhere, it would be a shame to not absorb more of it.

I just walked around a bit before returning home to my cutty cat. With a nice cup of tea, I baked a butternut cake which smelled amazing in the flat. With some nice music and the cold outside, I thought it was perfect because of its simplicity. No rushing, no grumpiness, no running to catch the metro. Nothing but slowing down and enjoying it. And let me tell you, it felt great!

 


I know that slowing down in our busy life is complicated and we may not have the time to do so on a daily basis, but sometimes it can be way easier than what you think.

Just look up a bit more, admire the simple things of your daily life

A cat purring, a kiss from your love one, a smile, your favorite jumper, a good book. Anything is good to catch and cherish. I truly believe that, and it makes my life so easy to be full. Happiness don’t have to be found in great and amazing unordinary moments because you will always wait for it. But when you try to open your eyes a bit more and enjoy little details of daily life, trust me, life will be far more beautiful than it looks.

What has been your pretty little thing that made you smile lately?

I'm 23, I've got freckles (you get it now) and I'm a grumpy French, sometimes, who writes in English. I love books, cats, le barbu, pizzas and Dicaprio.

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