I can see why people choose to talk about 'slow living' though. We are moving away from a life of convenience and choosing to take the long road to get the results we want. While it is not the convenient route, but a path that creates extra work, we try to do things in a way that they were done well before supermarkets existed. And it really is 'slow' living. Everything is pared back to grass roots - it is a lot slower to make a garment than buy it in the shops, slower to grow broccoli for a few months, slower to make your soap than buy it, but the rewards are amazing!
Having said all that, I think the times in simple living when it seems like madness, are the times when you are creating change. Once the change becomes part of everyday life it is much quicker. I liken it to when you need to find a new product on a supermarket shelf. Initially you need to compare each of the products on offer, look at the prices, look at the nutritional information, check where the product comes from etc. Then you need to collate all that information and decide which one you think meet the criteria best. The next week you just waltz into the supermarket and pick up the same one!
As you become experienced, you automatically make up a sponge at night, plant your veggies at the right time, soak your borlotti beans for tomorrow's dinner.....
In the meantime I will just enjoy the 'slow' processes of making soup on a cold winter's day, weeding in the garden while lost in my thoughts, hanging clothes on the line while the sun warms my back and I will REALLY enjoy working with my family towards achieving our slow life!
However, do you sometimes get bogged down by the pace of slow/simple living?