I live in NYC, one of the craziest, fast-paced cities in the world. I was always running around and constantly saying, “I’m SO busy!” In 2014 I traveled to Italy and Belarus. Traveling to two different countries helped me realize one common theme: I was busy no matter where I was.
It helped me understand that being busy has has nothing to do with NYC and everything to do with me.
I had the revelation while walking around the streets of Venice. I was walking to walk. No destination in mind. I can’t remember the last time I did that in NYC. I realized that my quality of life was missing by being constantly busy and stressed out.
On that day, I created a new intention for my life: SLOW DOWN.
Slow down in whatever location I’m in.
Not just on a beach when it’s easy but also in a city like New York where it’s hard.
As you know, I’m a doer. I make big ideas a reality. I’m obsessed with it, because of that I’m damn good at it. But even doers can slow down.
I learned how to slow down by creating roadmaps, prioritizing, and defining what I wanted.
By learning how to do this I’m living a balanced life full of love, clarity and compassion.
In the past 2 years, I’ve helped many of my clients do the same: Slow down while pursuing big ideas. Together, we create a plan for a more balanced life.
I decided to take it further and create Slow Down Movement, I want to spread my discovery to more people that together we can create a new culture where doing and being is possible.
In January, I started to lead Slow Down Retreats -A 3-hour workshop to help you create a New York lifestyle to balance being and doing.
Design credit goes to Svetlana Sadovnikova http://sadovnikova.daportfolio.com/