Feeling ‘Zen’ can seem complicated, particularly during busy or stressful periods in our lives. Still, if you incorporate some simple yet effective steps into your daily routine, you will see some significant positive changes.
Don’t Be Too Hard On Yourself
It’s easy to expect the best from yourself at all times. However, this isn’t realistic, and it’s also not healthy. It would be best if you remember that you are only human and can only take on a certain amount of tasks or emotional baggage at a time.
When you complete a task, even something as simple as eating or drinking – do it thoroughly. Focus on this and be as in the moment as possible. Focusing on one thing at a time will bring clarity to your day.
Try to prioritize things in your life by writing to-do lists, and always spare time to spend on yourself by incorporating some self-care into your routine. Self-care can be as simple as reading a book, taking a bath, or switching off your phone for the night.
Although it’s important to get things done day to day and be productive, it’s also wise to allow for things you can fully concentrate on and commit to. Try not to overload on tasks to the point where you are in over your head.
Whether it’s waking up early and meditating, having a mid-afternoon cup of herbal tea, take a certain time out of your day for you and no one else.
Smile and Help Others
It’s no secret that other keys to feeling Zen are smiling, feeling positive, and helping others. If you can help others at any opportunity, you will feel the best version of yourself.
Time is of the essence with feeling and practicing Zen, and it’s crucial that you not only make time for the things that make you feel best in life but equally don’t waste your time. Time is precious, and therefore how you spend it will be one of the most significant factors in your happiness and Zen.
Practicing gratitude is something that is recommended daily to feel happy and positive. Try to write three things you are grateful for each night before bed, and you will soon notice a difference in your mood.