This article in The Boston Globe claims that some families are discovering unexpected benefits of a slower approach to life in the midst of economic downturn.“It’s hard to slow down. It’s hard to step back,” said one of the people interviewed who lost a corporate law job, “but it’s a blessing in disguise.”The article doesn’t go into great detail, but touches on a few areas where formerly fast-paced families have been making changes and adopting a “slow” philosophy:
Shrunken budgets are prompting more homemade entertainment, home-cooked meals, and pioneer-type survival strategies for families – all changes that slow down the pace of family life and the recent emphasis on materialism.
Regardless of how the economy has affected your lifestyle, you may be making changes, simplifying and slowing down.If so, what are some changes you’ve made? Point us to some blog posts you may have written on this topic, or let us know in the comments.How slow have you been forced to go?And would you say you are discovering, like the Boston Globe story suggests, “unexpected benefits” in the midst of economic downturn?