10 things you should learn from the Italians




Italians - many arts masters. Art beautiful life, art adapt to the world and get out of the situations, the art of living in the moment and enjoy it.

< Website I think that it makes sense to take a few lessons from them.



The food - it's fun, the meal - a ritual. The Italians live on schedule. It sounds incredible, but true. Only this particular schedule. This strict adherence rate: coffee and pastries in the morning - Lunch with the family during the day - an aperitif in the 17: 00-19: 30 - dinner 20: 00-21: 00 at home or in a restaurant.

There are on the move? Running with cup of coffee in hand? Fast Food? All this forced measure applied only in extreme cases.

Best food - is the one that grew up there, where you are just cooked and eaten immediately. And the food - it's fun, which is required to share with someone. Because savoring and sharing experiences - is an integral part of the ritual, it makes the food taste even better.

Communication - is the engine of social life, the conversation - the art. You can freely communicate with the unfamiliar person, but not in the tortuous weather and natural themes, and so that was interesting? Italy - a place where the organizers netvorkingovyh courses awaits the imminent bankruptcy, because this art all own childhood.

The range of topics - from the harvest of citrus species and comparison of wines from the Veneto region and Abruzzo to Caesar's relationship with Cleopatra, and the dominance of Romanesque architecture in the region of Emilia-Romagna. These conversations provide food for thought, enriched with new knowledge, give new people and expand the boundaries.

Life - is not the pursuit of something. It's just life. Here and now. The Italians live with the feeling that they have time to everything. And it is very greatly reduces the stress levels around. You suddenly stop and begin to hurry to keep up. Even with a three-hour siesta. Even with constant delays and all. Just your focus shifts to another.

Give yourself time for all, whatever you were doing (for food, for a long walk up to the house, to leisurely chat with a friend), and you will be surprised how quickly these costs are justified. Slow down - a way to a better quality of life ... and more rapid progress in many areas of life.

Quality of life - this is priority number 1. No compromise. The device itself is life in Italy is such that leaves room for enjoyment and quality of its accommodation. Remember, we talked about the schedule? It is actually made, so that all those little things that are the basis of quality of life, are built into the daily routine. There is a time for morning coffee and newspaper. Time to be with his family during the day, pick up a child from school or take a nap. Time to meet your friends and have a meal with an aperitif, and so on.

I do not live to work, and to work in order to have time to live. And manages to live well.

to be lenient to him. "Why not?" - It is a philosophy of life. Italy is full of temptations: a delicious coffee at every step, and delicious desserts, excellent wine, ice cream, interior shops and shops with accessories, from which it is impossible to leave without buying. So why not ?! The idea is not to indulge in small pleasures, and so - every day.

Note: this is not about sticking problems, this is not about over-indulging themselves, this is a little bit, then when you want to continue to feel that life is beautiful!

Spending time with his family. Family - is a fortress. When you run out of money, your achievements will be forgotten, disperse around the world friends, all that remains - this is your family. In the context of ongoing political and economic instability, typical for Italy throughout its history, the family was often the only place where you lodge and will not betray.

Now it is not so brutal, but the family is still important. Italian Sunday dinners, which bring together all close and distant relatives, already legendary, the Italians make fun of their family gatherings, but ... are met. Because, despite the hustle and bustle, aunts unbearable, tiresome signature dish grandmother and constant talk about the figure and football, the family continues to give a sense of stability and security.

To go with children. Everywhere. Children - this is cool. In Italy, glad to see you all together with the children. Children everywhere and inspirational restaurants and beauty salons, and boutiques, not to mention the usual cafes, trattorias and shops. You quickly bring spetsstulchik, poteteshkayutsya Baby will find something to occupy three-year, - in general, if you have a child in her arms, then you're not an outcast, who are denied access to decent places.

Healthy lifestyle - it's a lifestyle. Therefore, pasta and pizza do not affect the figure. The average Italian eats 26 kilograms of pasta a year, and wears size M. You hardly meet the Italians dieters. Himself their daily diet have, in fact, the diet. It is based on a few simple rules: to balance vegetable / flour / protein food / fruit, cook a meal with only the freshest ingredients, use simple recipes, control portions.

And the second aspect of the Italian ZOZha: on foot and by bicycle. The machine - is to travel to a large-scale shopping or work, if you work away. Shopping - is not stuffed in the weekly supermarket car is a daily entry into a bunch of small shops and the market for freshly baked bread, prepared pesto caught fish. Meeting with friends - a park, square, beach, party in the bar or near it - all on your feet.

Clothes make the man. This is our way of communication. The Italians really care about the impression they make on others. And you know it's good. It is beautiful. People on the streets pleasant to look at. They have clothes for every occasion: you do not go to the park is what you go to the market or to meet with friends.

Shorts, colorful shirts, slates summer in the city center somewhere in Rome or Florence - is nonsense. If a man dressed like - it is 100% of the tourists. Being well (not necessarily expensive!) And dressed accordingly surroundings - a respect for themselves and others. A very special story - how they look with scarves, scarves, hats and other accessories. As one of my friends, I am willing to sell the soul, so to learn to tie scarf!

Good manners make life more pleasant. Wherever you went, smile and greet all the people there are. When you go to a small supermarket near the house, you greet each of his employee, whether he is on hand or has been laying out - it does not matter. Talking to the man in charge in his view, keep in touch. If you are pushed, you tell the first "Excuse me," and the incident turns into an exchange of compliments. Some would call these things social tinsel, so be it, but it pleasant to live than without it, and society as a whole becomes better.





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