Embracing the SLOW Worksheet

Slow living focuses on you living your best life.

Slow living steps away from the fast-paced grind that society tells us determines our personal success and finds worth and fulfillment in things like precious moments, prioritized time, connection (with others, yourself and the Earth), lower stress, and mental balance.  It prioritizes things like being purposeful and intentional in what we do and why we do it. 

During the quarantine many of us had an opportunity to experience and embrace this way of living, this worksheet is designed to help guide you toward continuing in this new lifestyle.

Let’s base our Slow Living conversation on these 5 slow living principles:

  1. Precious Moments – learning to live in the moment and appreciate moments as they come. Not thinking ahead toward “what next” and “now what”. 
  2. Prioritized Time – learning that time is truly limited and prioritizing time around the things that are important to you will help you live a more satisfying life. This often means saying ‘No’ to people and opportunities.
  3. Connections – learning that connections with people are critical to our wellbeing. Relationships are not intended to be glossed over and rushed through but embraced and savored.
  4. Lower Stress – learning that our society often pressures us into a life pace that is unsustainable. We were not created to live under the level of stress that our current society causes.  This high stress lifestyle can lead to diseases, mental health issues, and living an unfulling life.
  5. Mental Balance – learning that the principles of slow living can help us move closer to mental balance and satisfaction in our life.

 

WORKSHEET

List the 3 most important lessons you’ve learned during your time in quarantine:

                1.

                2.

                3.

Which one of these 3 lessons was most surprising to you?  Why?

 

 

On a scale of 1 – 10 where would you rate your current sense of fulfillment?

1 - - - - 2 - - - - 3 - - - - 4 - - - - 5 - - - - 6 - - - - 7 - - - - 8 - - - - 9 - - - - 10

On a scale of 1 – 10 where would you rate your sense of fulfillment before the quarantine?

1 - - - - 2 - - - - 3 - - - - 4 - - - - 5 - - - - 6 - - - - 7 - - - - 8 - - - - 9 - - - - 10

 

Where did this sense of (increased or decreased) fulfillment stem from?

 

 

What activities in your daily schedule led to an increased fulfillment?

 

 

Which of these activities are you able to continue after quarantine? 

 

 

What will you have to give up to continue those fulfilling activities?

 

 

Are you willing to sacrifice those things in order to live a more fulfilling life?

 

 

Of the 5 slow living principles listed above, rate them in order of importance to you.  1 being most important.

 

 

Do the activities you identified as bringing you fulfillment fall into your #1 slow living principle?

 

 

What are some daily activities that you could shift (add or change) to get you closer to living your #2 & #3 slow living principle?

 

 

We hope this helped you ask yourself some important questions as you come out of quarantine.  Living your best life is so important and taking some time to ask yourself the right questions can make all the difference in the world! 

Blessings to you sweet friends…Lesley

 

 

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published