The art of living slowly is a practice that allows you to be more intentional about your time, and gives you the ability to focus on what matters most. This all comes down to all-encompassing idea of Siga Siga, which literally means ‘slowly, slowly’, but emblematically means to take a deep breath, embrace the moment you are in, practice self-caring, and exhale. It eventually leads us down the path of minimalism and mindfulness, which are two very powerful tools for self-growth.
There are many ways you can practice this art form, but here are some steps that will take you from where you are today all the way up to becoming an expert:
It’s time to switch things up
If you’re like me, you’re busy. I work a job that requires me to be on my feet and moving for the majority of my day, and when I get home, I don’t have much energy left over for anything else. That doesn’t mean that slow living is impossible; it just means that we need to make some changes in our lives if we want to really achieve it (and they are totally worth making).
Obviously, not everyone has a 9-5 office job with only five hours per week spent actually being productive—but if this describes your schedule, then slow living isn’t going to happen overnight either. You’ll have to make changes gradually so that they fit into your existing lifestyle without disrupting it too much or bringing about any drastic consequences (like losing your job). Here’s how:
● Redefine success as something other than
money or status
It can be hard for some people who are driven by success to slow down, but it’s essential that we redefine what success means. For example, instead of spending your free time working on projects at home after work in order to get ahead professionally (and thus increase your likelihood of advancement), consider taking up a hobby like gardening or bird-watching. These types of activities aren’t necessarily going to make you more money right away—but they will give you some much-needed stress relief.
And if you don’t want to slow down completely? That’s okay, too. While it is true that slowing down and taking more time for yourself can be beneficial, there are plenty of people who feel they need to keep pushing forward at all times—and this can potentially lead to burnout. If you’re one of those people, consider slowing down just enough so that you can stay healthy without losing any steam in regards to your personal or professional goals.
Find your superpower.
There’s no doubt that life is busy and fast-paced, but what if there was a way to slow down your daily grind and make time for the things that matter most? The secret is finding your superpower.
A super power is something unique to each person—a skill or talent that makes them special in some way. It could be as simple as being an excellent listener, or it could be more complex, like being able to solve problems creatively or even magically. It can also be a passion that you have and want to take up again after maybe certain things got in the way to prevent you from pursuing it.
The key here is recognizing what makes you different from others, then using those qualities to change your life for the better—and maybe even change the world.
Finding and using your superpower is the essence of the siga siga way of life. Not only to help you slow down your life, using it to find your flow, but also to use it to help people around you and your community at large.
Joy is a practice – finding it in the small things and daily routines.
Joy is a practice. And finding joy in the little things and daily routines is the best way to keep your soul happy and thriving.
It’s important to remember that you don’t need extravagant experiences or incredible adventures to be happy—you simply need to be present in your life, focus on what brings you happiness, and make it a priority to feel good about yourself no matter what challenges come at you.
Another really important thing we’ll talk about on this site is how easy it is for us all (mysef included!) to lose sight of what makes us happy when we spend so much time worrying about other people’s agendas rather than our own goals, dreams and ideals…
Following the Siga-Siga way of life is all about embracing small habits that can change your life for the better in the long run.
Siga-Siga is all about embracing small habits that can change your life for the better in the long run. The philosophy of Siga-Siga is simple: make little changes to your daily routine and embrace them as part of your lifestyle. Small changes will lead to big results, which are more sustainable than trying out fad diets or other gimmicks that don’t really work over time. All these little adjustments are fun and rewarding because they’re things you’ll enjoy doing anyway, so why not incorporate them into your day? And what’s best of all? They’re healthy, good for your wallet (and earth), and add up over time!
Siga-Siga is a philosophy that embraces small habits that can change your life for the better in the long run. The philosophy of Siga-Siga is simple: make little changes to your daily routine and embrace them as part of your lifestyle. Small changes will lead to big results, which are more sustainable than trying out fad diets or other gimmicks that don’t really work over time.
Changing the way you live to implement a slower paced of life can help you in the long run, both for your mental and physical health. Believe in yourself that you can make the changes necessary to slow down your life because it is possible. Don’t worry, if you choose to make the changes, you’re going to be great.