Do you ever do that thing where you remember song lyrics completely wrong? I always just make up lyrics that don't make any sense. Today with The Staves album Dead & Born & Grown playing in the background as I work I realised that for years I've thought their song Go Wisely & Slow was 'Go Wildly and Slow'.
Well, it was a happy accident as it gave me the idea to do a monthly feature with the small ways I'm keeping a little bit of wild and a little bit of slow in my life. I hope it will help to spark some inspiration for you to go wildly & slow this month.
I think December can be a pretty hectic month. All the Christmas madness and all the family. Trying to cram in social gatherings before everyone shuts down for the festive period. And the pressure to buy buy buy. If you're anything like me that can take its toll and cause you to go a little bit crazy. I've been trying to think of ways to ensure I don't forget to slow down and enjoy the month before it disappears.
Here are some of the promises I'm making to myself this month to go slow and keep a touch of adventure in the air.
- Get outside - Each morning and take ten quiet minutes to yourself
- Have a long candlelit bath - I'm lucky to have a proper bath at home a luxury I don't take advantage of enough. That's changing this month
- Light candles - I always forget how happy they make me.
- Write letters - Inspired by Simple & Season's post about writing letters I'll be writing some Christmas letters to friends far away.
With pretty much my whole family heading off to South Africa this month and leaving me to look after the cat there are no wild travelling plans in the pipeline for me. But I still want to keep the spirit of adventure alive.
I'm planning a few weekend day trips into the wild to keep my travel urges at bay. I'll be posting about them in the coming weeks so if you're a Londoner look out for them.
I'll also be going out foraging for natural Christmas decorations. There are so many exciting things you can make with things found in your local park. This year, I definitely didn't get my act together in time to make one of those lovely natural advent calendars, there's always next year (tbh, advent calendars have never been a thing in my family, but new traditions are exciting).
If you've got any genius tips for natural/ethical Christmas decorations I'd love to hear about them in the comments or through the internets.
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