A couple of weeks ago I wrote about what it means to live Mindfully in Style. Similarly, I thought it would be interesting to define what “Living Beautifully” means to me.
I used to get tied up in day to day monotony and focused on all of the things I “had” to do or “should” do. This was especially prevalent in New York. I didn’t always stop to enjoy the beauty around me or the small details that bring each day joy. My life was so chaotic that I didn’t enjoy the little things, such as sitting to enjoy a smoothie at Starbucks, journaling, listening to the birds, painting my nails to coordinate with my outfit or taking pictures of the sunrise. I just rushed through life to get to the next moment. That’s no way to live.
After leaving NYC last summer, I lived with family by the lake in a small Michigan town, away from the modern conveniences of city living. It was a perfect “reset.” I enjoyed coffee in the backyard each morning, relaxed by the water and actually enjoyed my meals- I stopped rushing and began to enjoy the moment.
This was when my true life of mindfulness began.
When I started this blog in the beginning of December, I wanted to combine my mindfulness lessons with my love for style and living beautifully. People have continually told me to relax and stop worrying about my makeup, outfit or hair- but those are things I enjoy. It’s a part of “living beautifully.” I believe there’s a fine balance between relaxing and simply feeling good for you. Some days I want to run around in a baseball cap and flip flops, and others I want to wear my staple- the little black dress. It all depends on the day.
Living beautifully is about balance.
Life in Boston has provided a perfect mix of city life and mindful living, as this historic city is so diverse with beauty, culture, nature and sophistication. Mindful in Style came naturally to me after just six short days, and I’ve enjoyed writing about my life of mindfulness, minimalism, style and spirituality ever since.
What does living beautifully mean to you?