How to accept and appreciate the slower pace
With less places to go and less to do, many of us are grappling to appreciate the slower pace of life we now find ourselves leading. It can be difficult to go long measures of time without seeing close family and friends but we hope to show you there are a few ways you can make the most of your downtime and enjoy this slower pace of life.
1. Convert your commute
Many of us are now working from home so have the opportunity to use our usual commute time to do something more productive. This could be taking time to meditate or even making your favourite breakfast each day. If you’re looking for some inspiration, here are our favourite pancake and waffle recipes!
2. Start a hobby
Have you always wanted to learn a language or to paint? With the extra free time on your hands you have the opportunity to better your skills and enjoy the satisfaction of accomplishing something new. Whatever your chosen hobby is, there are countless tutorials to be found on YouTube or Facebook, meaning you can learn the tricks of your new trade from the comfort of your home. You never know, you could even make a career out of it one day! To get you inspired, below is the artwork in progress, by our in-house designer Tori Bishop, which later became our stunning Wisteria Quilt Cover Set.
3. Give your home a makeover
With more time spent indoors than ever, you may start to create a list of things you’d like to change around your home. Take a look through our stunning Colours of Autumn Lookbook for boundless inspiration or our brand-new Autumn Collection catalogue for some fantastic offers on our stunning new-season collection. A few new cushions or a new quilt cover set can be all it takes to give a room an entirely new look!
4. Learn flower arranging
Our talented flower buyer, Jess Wyatt, has put together a stunning guide to arranging flowers, here, so you can learn from the comfort of your home! Pick some places within your home that could benefit from the brightening effect of a bunch of blooms and learn the tricks of the trade. Every time you walk past your creations we know you’ll feel an overwhelming sense of pride and after our current situation passes you’ll have something that shows you made something really beautiful out of a less than desirable situation!
We hope we’ve been able to inspire you to see all the wonderful things that come with accepting a slower pace of life for a little while! If you have other things you’ve been doing with your extra time, we’d love to hear about them on Instagram with #PillowTalkAustralia.