It’s hard to believe that the first quarter of the year has passed already. This post is my quarterly summary of links that aim to provide inspiration for those hoping to slow down and enjoy a less busy life. As well as digital links I’ve also included a list of books and magazines for those who prefer their reading time offline.
This quarter sees the inclusion of a range of articles that question how slow living can impact on, and is impacted by, our work life. Will we all be working less in the future? Could this be the future of work? Some food for thought for those who question the traditional views of work and are looking for a more balanced lifestyle. Enjoy.
By slowing down, we will be happier
Why the Slow Living Movement is Everything We Need Right Now
10 Little Pleasures to Help You De-Stress
Busyness: a tragic tale of woe at work
Leisure, the Basis of Culture via Brain Pickings
Why a 30-Hour Workweek Is Good for Business
Are You Ready for a ‘Busy Boycott’?
The Counterintuitive Reason You Need To Quit More Things Earlier
Birdsong can boost mental well-being for more than four hours, scientists find
The Wisdom of Our Body: Slow Down and Tune In to Take Care of Yourself
Get off the Busy Train with 10 Easy Practices
Let go of the fantasy of being on top of things – those days are gone
Screen Time Linked to Lower Levels of Happiness in Teenagers, Study Finds
How to have a healthier relationship with your phone
Watching David Attenborough documentaries just as good for self-improvement as meditation, says new study
Eating slowly may help prevent obesity, say researchers
The Cult of Busy
Simple is the New Black
Ten Keys to Happier Living
Are digital detoxes complete BS?
Escape the cult of busy by working smarter rather than harder
3 Places You Should Ban Your Family’s Devices
Why Slowing Down Your Kid’s Schedule Can Be A Good Thing
Americans don’t need more money to be happier—they need to be like Denmark
12 science-backed reasons you should spend more time outside
‘Heck it was productive’: New Zealand employees try four-day week
The Joy of Doing Nothing: A Real-Life Guide to Stepping Back, Slowing Down, and Creating a Simpler, Joy-Filled Life – Rachel Jonet
The Sloth Who Came to Stay – Margaret Wise
The Book That Takes it’s Time: An Unhurried Adventure in Creative Mindfulness – Flow Magazine
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