Want to give up the grind and embrace the art of ease? Here’s a roadmap that’s manageable even for the most anxious type-As.

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The grind, the hustle, staying in your bag. No matter how you phrase it, it’s exhausting. Which is perhaps why #softlife is making waves in popular culture, and in the world of wellness. A foil to the toxic productivity that plagues modern society, soft living, which originated within a Nigerian community of content creators, is about slowing down and allowing ease and intentional flow into your life. While that all may sound woo-woo, the principles of soft living—prioritizing sleep, taking moments for self-care, and connecting intentionally with others—are really all part of living mindfully. Here are some ways to integrate these principles into your daily life.

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