How to Slow Down in This Busy World

How to Slow Down in This Busy World

Would you agree that many people fear turning 40? I am not sure if that’s because of the fact we suddenly realise we might have lived probably half of our lifetime by then. That we are suddenly on the other side of the numbers, much closer in to the old age group, but what is wrong with that?

I used to be one of these people, and my reaction to turning 40 two years ago was kind of ignoring the fact and not celebrating it at all. Then I had a sudden feeling, that was actually very wrong and that it really is just a number. I had 3 big parties, and loved celebrating this milestone with my family, friends and blogging mates too.

Becoming a mother has been the most amazing experience in my life, but I would lie if I said it has always been only great and happy times for me.

We all go through difficult times, and losing a parent while just getting used to becoming one was undoubtedly the hardest and most painful thing I have ever had to go through. On the day I received the worst news in my life, I was with one of my close friends, who offered me hugs and helped me breathe with Rescue Remedy®.

I will never forget the feeling of relieve and sudden change of mood, and felt much better. Of course my pain did not go away, but we all go through emotional rollercoasters and I have learnt to use the Nelson Rescue Remedy® to help me with my moods and to master very stressful situations in past few years.

Then another shock. My mum was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was in pieces when I had the news, crying and very angry. Then I realised I had to stay positive to help her get through the fight.

I was worried that after losing my dad she would refuse all the treatments and would give up, but she is a fighter and actually told me that she had to live for my girls to have a grandmother, and for that she would be fighting. She has been using the Rescue Remedy® pastilles and spray which really seemed to help with her mood.


Why Rescue Remedy®?


Rescue Remedy® is a combination of five individual flower essences for emotional wellbeing and care for everyday life. The Rescue formulation and the system of 38 Bach Flower Essences were developed by Dr Edward Bach, in the 1920s and 30s for emotional wellbeing and care in everyday life.

He believed that attitude and mental state play a vital role in maintaining health and from 1930 he identified 38 negative states of mind and a corresponding flower or plant essence for each one.

The Flower Essences in Rescue Remedy® Are:

Rock Rose – Fearlessness – Don’t get overwhelmed by scary situations, embrace them with courage. The positive potential of Rock Rose is courage and presence of mind.

Impatiens – Patience – Cope diplomatically with irritating problems in a patient manner. Don’t be impatient with the slow pace of people or things. The positive potential of Impatiens is less hastiness in thought and action.

Clematis – Focus – Get your heads out of the clouds and ignite an interest in the world around you, especially when you feel out of touch with things. The positive potential of Clematis is a lively interest in the world around you.

Star of Bethlehem – Comfort – Don’t let the shock of a bad experience hold you back. Balance your emotions and deal with the situation. The positive potential of the Star of Bethlehem is being strong.

Cherry Plum – Composure – Stay cool and don’t lose control; a calm mind can fuel rational thinking. The positive potential of Cherry Plum is a person who has a serene mind and is able to think and act rationally.

There are now a range of Rescue products to help people keep on top of their days. From original droppers and sprays, to liquid melts and pastilles which are particularly handy in your bag or at your desk.

RESCUE® has recently launched an exciting new range called RESCUE PLUS®, which includes vitamins and minerals in addition to the unique combination of RESCUE® essences.

Why to slow down?

I strongly believe that getting older makes people wiser. I used to be always on the rush, in a hurry and stressed, but luckily in past few years I have learnt to slow down, and Rescue Remedy® helps me with that. We all need to slow down,  take a moment, take a deep breath and relax more often.

Being physically active is also important. I am known for running marathons and swimming swimathons, but last September I also joined some pilates classes, which a few years ago I would consider as too slow for me, and not a proper way to exercise.

I was wrong! I can tell you right now, that if you have a good instructor, a pilates class can be a sweaty one and there are still so many things I cannot do despite all my fitness abilities. Pilates is also about controlling your breath and slowing down.


Quick & Easy tips for busy days:


  • take a few deep breaths
  • go outside
  • laugh out loud
  • be active (exercise)
  • eat healthy food
  • get a good night’s sleep
  • drink less or no alcohol

We all should make sure we slow down, take a moment and make the most of it at least once a day. I love having a little break in our garden, just a few minutes, that are just for me, concentrating on me, breathing and switching off.

What do you say, will you take a moment and breathe with Rescue Remedy® too? How do you switch off and relax? Have you or do you use Rescue Remedy®? What’s your experience. I would love to hear!

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  • Susan Mann June 13, 2017 11:21 am

    It can be hard to slow down, everything is busy these days. I remember Bach remedies from my childhood as my mum sold it in her health food shop even back them. It is a wonderful natural remedy.

    • Mirka June 13, 2017 1:59 pm

      Agree, not easy these days. Great to hear you are a supporter too lovely x

  • Uju June 13, 2017 12:28 pm

    These are all excellent tips for slowing down and just learning to unplug from all the chaos that surrounds us in daily life. I love Rescue Remedy, my mother in law is a big advocate and she gave me the one for Shock right after I gave birth! Very helpful 😉 I also carry a Comfort spray in my bag as I suffer with anxiety and actually this post is a good reminder that I need to get another bottle. I don’t know the exact science of how it works, but it does!

    I’ll never forget the shock of hearing about your dad’s passing and then of course your mum’s battle with cancer. You’ve soldiered on so bravely despite these challenging life experiences, and as someone having been through similar losses I definitely relate.

    My number one way to switch off and unwind is really hanging with my family, doing fun things, eating and laughing a lot. I also enjoy dancing and I still love to hula hoop! Looking forward to celebrating you when we next meet, happy birthday honey x

    • Mirka June 13, 2017 2:01 pm

      Thank you lovely! Family is definitely a key to my happiness too, and cannot wait to celebrate with you on Thursday xxx

  • Honest Mum June 15, 2017 10:43 am

    Remember that day babe, sending you so much love. RR is amazing, I always have it with me, lots of love to you (I hope your birthday package arrived) xx

  • thefolia June 23, 2017 2:15 pm

    Rescue me now…just thinking about the schedules in Fall have me stressed.

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