Wanted(ly) Reset #6 - Tips to make your life a bit better: the Italian way 🇮🇹
Staying true to our newsletter: Wanted(ly) Reset, we are here to reset your day with bits and bobs of advice crucial to surviving the work week!
So, we will explore another culture and learn some phrases to make your lives a little bit easier! 🤗
Numero uno: Festina lente – “Make haste, slowly.”
The phrase often conveys that one should not rush through things too quickly but instead take time and care to do something properly.
You might think, what an oxymoron! How do we make haste slowly?
What makes "Festina lente" so special is that it doesn't require us to ditch our sense of urgency altogether. It recognises that taking things too slowly can be as detrimental as moving too quickly. We need to find a happy medium between speed and thoughtful action. And that's where the idea of "making haste slowly" comes in!
It may sound contradictory initially, but it captures the essence of balancing our need for quick action with the importance of carefully considering our choices.
Numero due: Il dolce far niente – “The sweetness of doing nothing”
It's all about relaxing and enjoying the present moment without worrying about being productive all the time. It's a reminder to slow down and appreciate the simple things in life, whether that means savouring a good meal, lounging in a hammock, or taking a peaceful moment to reflect.
So take a break and enjoy the sweetness of doing nothing!
Numero tre: La vita é Bella - “Life is beautiful.”
The phrase reminds us to focus on the good things in life, even when things get tough. It's all about finding joy in the simple moments and appreciating the beauty around us, be it that first sip of coffee, the first glimpse of sunrise or sunset, or sharing a funny moment with your loved ones. Let's embrace life with optimism and gratitude; life is beautiful!
We hope these new phrases will help you in any way and motivate you as you navigate this life journey.
The Wantedly Team ❤️🤍💚