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Some very sound advice...

Glittering Shards: Some very sound advice...

Glittering Shards

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Some very sound advice...

Get Slow  

Leave your watch on the bedside table.

Check email only twice a day.

Take the scenic route. 

Light candles before you start to cook dinner.

Make up rituals. 

Say a silent word of thanks and make eye contact with everyone at the table before you start eating.

Let the phone ring several times before answering. 

Make a handmade present for a friend.

Set aside one night a week all for yourself.

Spend as much time outdoors in natural settings as you possibly can. 

Pay attention to cycles of the moon and the shifting seasons. 

Sit for a moment with your eyes closed when you start your computer. 

Take a few moments before you climb out of bed in the morning to remember your dreams and think about what you want from the day. 

Factor in an additional 25% every time you estimate how long something will take.

Always jump at the chance to play with a child.

Never pack your schedule so that there’s no room for a short walk. 

Take a left where you generally take a right.

- Marco Visscher and Jay Walljasper (source, Nourish The Whole Self e-course)

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  • this is so wonderful and yet I felt a little sad - maybe because I don't do enough of them! I've just put a post up about taking time to document and record which is maybe a little about paying more attention . . . oh and a little video I made ;)

    lovely, lovely thoughts here Concetta :)


    By Blogger Amelia, at 12 April 2011 at 22:02  

  • what a great list. i read the book "in praise of slowness" and "the circle of simplicity" several years ago. i'm a firm believer in slowing down, keeping life simple. i think i'm very happy for living my life that way these days.

    By Blogger Kerri, at 13 April 2011 at 05:25  

  • An excellent post Concetta and a great reminder to really enjoy and appreciate life, and not to be so busy that we just exist!

    By Blogger Alison, at 13 April 2011 at 07:55  

  • ah, yes "In Praise of Slow" - we bought a batch and gave it to our friends for Christmas several years ago. He has written another on parenting called Under Pressure (author Carl Honore'). Thoroughly recommend. I know it, believe in it and still need to be constantly reminded to put the breaks on...

    By Blogger Concetta, at 13 April 2011 at 19:41  

  • most excellent advice

    By Blogger get stuff done, at 13 April 2011 at 21:04  

  • What a lovely post...I actually came back and read it again this morning to remind me of all it said! Some are quite challenging but definitely worth a go! Pretty photo too :-)


    By Anonymous Jules, at 14 April 2011 at 09:11  

  • Really excellent- I feel sad too that I don't do enough of them.....lovely picture- great DoF ;)

    By Blogger Rachel, at 14 April 2011 at 23:06  

  • Aw, thanks Rachel ...compliment from a photo genius ;) xx

    By Blogger Concetta, at 15 April 2011 at 09:01  

  • Hi Concetta, found my way here from Sy's Prints and enjoyed looking at your lovely work. I'm by the sea in Cornwall so have a large collection of beach findings I'm always meaning to do something with. Your work has inspired me to get a move on - slowly of course! Great post, thanks.

    By Blogger Morvah, at 15 April 2011 at 17:16  

  • Really lovely concetta. thanks for this.

    By Blogger Dana Barbieri, at 15 April 2011 at 17:49  

  • what more can I say, other than THANK YOU?!

    By Blogger AG Ambroult, at 18 April 2011 at 01:13  

  • Thanks friends, and good to 'meet' you Morvah - let me know how you get on with your lovely beach treasures.

    By Blogger Concetta, at 19 April 2011 at 21:04  

  • Hi Concetta!!
    Είμαι χαρούμενη που σε βρήκα!!Πολύ ενδιαφέρον το blog σου !!
    Θα με βρείς στο
    Φιλάκια από Ελλάδα !

    By Blogger χρυσάνθη, at 20 April 2011 at 20:27  

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