The Art of Slow Living

Slowing down to combat the stress and dehumanization of modern life isn’t a new concept, but it’s been taken to greater and more charming heights by Ella and Bruno Contigiani. Their “slowmandments” offer tips about avoiding multitasking and hurrying and a few more novel and Italian-inflected ones, such as the ones below.

“Write your text messages on your cell phone with no symbols or abbreviations and get in the habit of starting with “Dear…”

“Don’t force yourself go shopping; most probably there is enough food in your cupboard to make something tasty for dinner”

This wonderful sentiment is on their home page:

To stay for all your life a free thinker: this is the meaning of Slow living; to have the courage to stop, ponder and made your own choices before external events and trends will sweep you away.