5 Simple Ways To Live An Unhurried Life {and inspire others to do the same along the way}

5 Simple Ways To Live An Unhurried Life {and inspire others to do the same along the way}

In today's fast-paced world, practicing a slower, more intentional way of living can be healing for our souls. At Wonderfully Made Gifting Company, we believe in the beauty of an unhurried life—a life where moments are cherished, connections are deepened, and gifts are given with heartfelt intention. But if you're new to the idea of "slow living" or an "unhurried life", we wanted to share with you five simple ways to get started. These steps will help you to live an unhurried life and, Lord willing in time, encourage others around you to do the same.


01. Start Your Day with Quiet Time and Prayer

Mornings set the tone for the rest of the day. By beginning each day with a moment of quiet reflection and prayer, you'll be able to center your heart on God and what truly matters, and seek His guidance in the day ahead. Whether you spend a few minutes reading scripture, journaling, or simply sitting in silence, this practice cultivates a sense of peace and purpose.

Encouragement Tip: Share your morning routine with a friend or family member. Invite them to join you for morning prayer or send them a daily scripture verse to meditate on together.


02. Open Up Your Schedule

In our busy lives, it's easy to let true, non-digitized connection take a backseat. But intentionally connecting with those who mean the most to you is essential for an unhurried life. Set aside 3 hours a week - whether 3 hours straight, or 3 1-hour blocks - and invite people into your home, out to eat or for a walk. These are the moments that, in a fast-paced, digital world, make life beautiful and sincere. 


03. Slow Living in Your Daily Routines

Slow living is about fully focusing on the present. Incorporate this philosophy into your daily routines by doing just one task at a time, and doing it well. All too often, we find ourselves calling the dishwasher repairman, folding the laundry and cooking dinner all at the same time. But now that you're looking to slow life down a bit {or a lot}, try focusing on just one thing at a time. Whether you're cooking a meal, taking a walk, or enjoying a hobby, set aside your phone, play calming music if you'd like, and whatever needs to be done, do it with intention and mindfulness.

Encouragement Tip: Share your slow living experiences with others. Post a photo on social media of a quiet afternoon reading a book or on a leisurely walk in nature. Use hashtags like #SlowLiving, #IntentionalLiving, and #UnhurriedLife to connect with others seeking the same kind of life-change and inspire them to try this gentle lifestyle.


04. Create a Calm Home Environment

Your home should be a sanctuary—a place where you can unwind and recharge. Declutter your space and surround yourself with items that bring you joy and peace. Common items that calm down a space are books, flowers, down lighting, natural lighting, soft and warm colors, peaceful background music, and cozy blankets. 

Encouragement Tip: Host a small gathering at your home to share your calm space with others. A simple tea party or a cozy evening with friends can showcase the beauty of an unhurried life.


05. Practice Gratitude

An unhurried life is rooted in gratitude. Take time each day to reflect on God's blessings in your life. Keeping a gratitude or prayer journal can help you focus on the positive aspects of your day and cultivate a heart of thankfulness.

Encouragement Tip: Send a handwritten note to a friend, expressing your appreciation for their presence in your life. This can inspire them to reflect on their own blessings and practice having a more grateful mindset.

Living an unhurried life is about simplicity, finding joy in the present, and making time for meaningful connections. By incorporating these practices into your daily routine, you not only enrich your own life but also inspire others to slow down and appreciate the beauty around them. At Wonderfully Made Gifting Company, we are passionate about creating moments of connection and joy through our curated gifts. We hope these tips help you cultivate a life of peace, purpose, and intentionality, and maybe even encourage others to do the same.

Live slow, live well,

- The WM Team


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