Wednesday, November 29, 2023
By Jessica Hernández
Sales Assistant at SILMEXICO
“Time enjoyed is the real time lived.”
After the pandemic caused by the coronavirus, the rhythm and lifestyle of the whole humanity was affected, and many were forced to change their eating habits, their work, and even their place of residence. After months of confinement, people sought only to be in open places close to nature, and thus reconnect with themselves.
It is in this crucial period for the entire world population that we have seen many of the things we took for granted, such as physical and emotional health, threatened. In response, the philosophy of slow living has reemerged, and we will discuss this further in the next section
What is it?
Although this movement is not recent, it has been given more visibility in recent years, and it is a philosophy that proposes the slowdown of our lifestyle, in order to take control of our time. It refers to focusing on a slow and relaxed life through different activities that align us with nature and promote our integral human development.
The priorities of this lifestyle are those actions that help to balance our mental and physical health, as well as our spiritual wellness. Said activities include exercise, quality time with family and friends, together with relaxation trips. Slow living is also intent on promoting a more natural life, by opting for ecological options, green spaces, and the rational use of natural resources, to preserve the environment as much as possible.
Slow living origin
Its origins date back to the 1980s in Italy, due to the invasion of fast food chains in the country. Also, in 1986, the food critic Carlo Petrini rebelled against the opening of McDonald’s on the Spanish Steps in Rome. This gave rise to a platform founded by Petrini and a group of activists to defend traditional food and, therefore, a more leisurely pace of life.
While it is true that this ideology began in the field of food, over the years it spread to other areas until it came to encompass an entire ideology of life.
Slow living today
Nowadays, it is not uncommon to hear the term, as it is expanding to more and more countries, demonstrating that it is possible to lead a calm pace of life, assuming our corresponding responsibilities, but paying close attention to vital actions such as rest, communication, food, interpersonal relationships and care of the environment.
Today, around the world there are real estate developments whose pillar is the Slow Living, which promote housing that invites the inhabitants to rethink the accelerated pace of life they usually lead and to devote more time to themselves.
While it is true that due to commitments such as work, it is not possible to disconnect completely from the outside world all the time, developments with this philosophy function as a “second home”, where for short periods people can go to relax, enjoy time with themselves, take a break from the fast pace they usually carry in the day to day. Living in a “second home” focused on this philosophy invites human beings to unload all the stress that plagues us by the demands of the world in which we live, and to reflect that despite our commitments we should focus on our present and what we have now, enjoying every moment and devoting the right amount of time to each task, without wanting to take on too many things at once.
On the coast of Oaxaca, specifically in Puerto Angel, there is a development that has been designed with this philosophy. It is Villas Biznagas, a boutique residential project consisting of 20 villas located in front of the Pacific Ocean with panoramic views. A space where its inhabitants reconnect with nature, together with a more balanced life appreciating the world around them.
Are you interested in learning more about this project? Write us at email@example.com and you will receive detailed information about the different models of villas and their prices, and you can also schedule a guided tour of the site.