Why slowing down is good for the planet and for you

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So you’ve seen the wonderful mountains pop up from behind the polluted smoke and realized what you’ve missed. You’ve breathed new fresh air. You’ve cherished time with your family. You haven’t missed the traffic. This was possible because we slowed down collectively. Slowing down can help us savor the wonders we’ve experienced during the COVID crisis.

To slow down is to rethink our choices and daily habits. Here are a few pointers that might guide you to do the same:

  • Encourage work-from-home / remote work
  • Take a walk and explore your neighborhood nature
  • Skip the tiffin service once in a while to choose good ingredients and make good healthy food for yourself or your family
  • Slow-shop
  • Explore a second-hand marketplace
  • Audit the waste you generate and ask yourself – ‘What can I reduce or reuse?’
  • Play indoor-games with your family and friends (your bubble) if COVID-safe to do so
  • Pursue that hobby you’ve been longing to do
  • Exercise
  • Volunteer
  • Meditate

It’s easy to get into the rut and forget about the things that make you fall in love with life and nature. But with conscious actions, one by one, little by little, we can continue experiencing the good effects of slowing down. If we all do this together, we’ll experience it together as well.

Happy wonder-experiencing!

*This post is part of Blogchatter’s CauseAChatter.*

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