6 Italian Concepts that will Level Up your Life


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6 italian concepts to level up your life

When most people think of Italy, they think of pizza, pasta, and wine. They think of Armani, Gucci, and Dolce & Gabbana. Ferrari. Lamborghini. Ducati.

If they travel they think of Rome, Milan, and Florence. If they love culture, Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Raphael.

What we love about Italians is their lifestyle. Their relaxed pace of life and work-life balance. Ketty is Italian. From Sicily, to be precise.

Italians approach life differently. They savor the moment. They celebrate their leisurely meals, afternoon siestas, and casual strolls through picturesque streets.

Italians prioritize enjoying life’s simple pleasures and taking time to appreciate their surroundings.

While work is important, Italians value leisure time spent with family and friends and often take time off for holidays and vacations.

"People in the Mediterranean have a great way of living. They value family and their time. They're not in a hurry to go anywhere."

Why do we admire Italians?

This is because many of us in the West face challenges in this area.

The challenge of

  • Resting
  • Unplugging
  • Destressing
  • Rejuvenation

But once you take the time to create a solid ‘work-life rhythm’ and authentic personal development you can thrive again.

Sometimes you can completely turn around your life.

This week we have 6 Italian concepts for you that will certainly level up your life.

Because they leveled up ours.

The 6 Italian Concepts that will Level Up your Life

1) La Passeggiata

“The evening stroll”

What’s behind:

This cherished Italian tradition involves a leisurely walk through the streets enjoying the company of others and the ambiance of the surroundings.

How to apply it:

  • Unplug in the evening
  • Move more

2) Il Dolce Far Niente

“The sweetness of doing nothing”

What’s behind:

Celebrate the joy of idleness and take time to relax without feeling guilty.

How to apply it:

  • Master the art of enjoying the moment — without the need to be productive or busy. BE present.
  • Take time to recharge. (Give your body and mind time and space to rest.)

3) Il Riposino

“The afternoon ‘siesta’”

What’s behind:

In some regions of Italy, particularly in the south, the tradition of taking a short nap can still be observed. They take time to rejuvenate and prioritize their energy.

How to apply it:

  • A simple 15-20 min. nap works wonders
  • Yoga Nidra — or Non-Sleep Deep Rest (NSDR) is one of our favorites

4) Cena in Famiglia

“Have dinner with the family”

What’s behind:

Spending quality time with loved ones and sharing laughter, stories, and delicious food lifts the mood and lets people life longer and healthier.

How to apply it:

  • Share time and food with family and/or friends
  • Once a month, schedule a private dinner with your spouse

5) Vivere Alla Grande

“To live large”

What’s behind:

Eat life with the big spoon and don’t put it off for later. Seize opportunities. Celebrate your successes with enthusiasm and vitality.

How to apply it:

Be intentional with your time. Many things worth having take time. But that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy life in the here and now.

6) La Pausa Caffè

“The coffee break”

What’s behind:

The Italian coffee break is a tradition. It is a ritual. “Un caffè” is an espresso (a strong sip of coffee). So the duration of the pause is less important. It’s one way to recharge one’s energy before continuing with daily activities.

How to apply it:

  • Get yourself an espresso and mindfully take in all the aromas and scents
  • If you don’t drink coffee, take a couple of mindful inhales and exhales.

Here you have them, the 6 Italian concepts that will level up your life. Italians naturally embrace a lifestyle that offers them the maximum return on life (ROL). And you can have it too.

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🧘🏻 reconnect
🔋 recharge
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You want to pour from a full cup, showing up as your best self to
provide for your business and family — and lead a high-impact life.

Therefore you want to feel fully energized.

What if you could combine

✔︎ building strength and releasing tension
✔︎ learning to rest, relax, & regenerate
✔︎ eating naturally healthy

with experiencing the most authentic side of Sicily?

Why choose between

→ a standard retreat
→ an active vacation (Italy)
→ wellness & lifestyle coaching

when you can have it all.

Experience an unforgettable Active Wellness Week in the stunning Mediterranean paradise — Sicily.

You plunge into

+ awe-inspiring destinations
+ healthy food experiences
+ rejuvenating activities

helping you return home with inspiration & knowledge for leading a better life.

Plus, you’ll have two fitness, wellness, and lifestyle coaches on board 24/7.

Join Ketty (Sicilian Nutrition Coach) and Markus (German Yoga Instructor) for a mindful getaway June 1st – 9th 2024.

That’s it for today.

Hope you enjoyed it (and learned something new).

What’s going on in our world

This week, we began a new adventure.

Our next stop is work and travel in Asia.

We just arrived in Vietnam, where we will be residing for the next three months.

Besides our Active Wellness Week in Sicily, we just finished a B2B project. Here, we contributed by educating and inspiring a French Start-Up towards healthier habits at (and apart from) their workplace.

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As always, stay fit, stay active, and enjoy your life.

Ketty & Markus

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