Learning to live in slow mode

Learning to live in slow mode

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Want to slow down and go home? Urgent need to decompress? Maxime and Cathia Morin invite readers to find their happiness within themselves, in a space where they feel perfectly at peace, in accordance with their deep and essential values. They share eight keys to open the doors of this welcoming place advocating a more slow in their new book, Little House.

Maxime Morin is an entrepreneur and actress and teaches meditation and yoga. She is the co-founder of Rose Buddha, an eco-responsible clothing company. His sister, Cathia Morin, is a psychotherapist and also teaches yoga and mindfulness. 

Together, they had the idea of ​​writing La petite maison, a practical guide containing explanations, reflections and testimonies on the quest for balance. Each of the keys presented by the Morin sisters is designed to help find your own balance, tame your fears, celebrate who you really are, feel better every day.  

When the idea for the book came up, the two sisters were overflowing with enthusiasm and everything was going well. Then, Maxime caught COVID-19 and the virus took hold, becoming the long COVID. It goes without saying that many plans have been turned upside down. Although she was well aware of the importance of having a softer, slower life, she found herself out of breath and had to rethink her daily life.

< p>Making choices 

It is possible to slow down, to put aside the imperatives of all kinds and everything that pushes us in the back, all the time ? 

“It's not magically stopping everything, moving to a desert island and buying cork flip flops. That's not the idea of ​​slowing down, explains Cathia Morin. The idea is to learn to slow down through our chaos, while making choices. »

The choices will allow you to prioritize, to get rid of unnecessary stress. 

“Sometimes we are on a lot of boards of directors, or in a lot of commitments that do not really serve us or that are no longer there by social pressure, but which do not really feed our values. So it's just stresses, added, added, added. » 

Overload lurks. “At the end of the day, our schedule becomes hectic and meaningless. The idea of ​​slowing down is to do things, with meaning. It's really about choosing things that are going to be aligned with our values. Yes, we may be busy, but it's symbolic. » 

Making sense

Cathia adds that we are more in the present moment by doing these activities, more in gratitude, in order to recognize the meaning that we give to things. 

“It's really an attitude which makes you become more slow, more in the present moment. Do things in a moment of mindfulness. Less to suffer one's life, but to choose one's life.

Cathia Morin adds that we can, for example, consider changing jobs if our job does not correspond to our values. Or reduce our hours if we realize that we just have brew in the cheek.  

“Are we doing this for ourselves or for others? We can question the intention that drives us to do things and it allows us to make more informed choices, in accordance with our deep being. »

You have to set your limits before it's too late. “Unfortunately, sometimes you have to go as far as burnout to realize what our values ​​are. You don't have to squeeze the lemon until there's not a single drop left,” she notes.

  • Maxime Morin is an entrepreneur and actress and teaches meditation and yoga. She is the co-founder of Rose Buddha, an eco-responsible clothing company.
  • She has also published À go, on parlet.
  • Cathia Morin is a psychotherapist and also teaches yoga and mindfulness. 

EXTRACT

« Every ecosystem must maintain a balance. At the center of this delicate balance is our life, or vital energy, and it is this life that we want to protect. For it to flourish and renew itself, and for us to be happy and healthy, the different elements that make it up must coexist in interaction with each other. And it is not easy when this balance is constantly threatened by our way of life. A hectic lifestyle, stress, inactivity, poor diet, etc., are destabilizing elements. »