This crazy life can pull us in so many directions that often, we don’t know whether we’re coming or going.
Whether we are still experiencing a lock-down period, or you have decided to recharge now that we are heading into Spring.
Life often no matter what can just get out of hand.
We live in a fast-paced world, and it can be hard to fathom ever slowing down to stop and smell the roses.
Without realizing it, we allow ourselves to get sucked into the chaos of daily life.
Between work, kids, school, dishes, laundry and all the other responsibilities that go along with being human, it’s easy to completely lose sight of the here and now (and forget who we are in the process).
Adopt a more Zen-like lifestyle
Forgetting to slow down can cause a ton of stress, overwhelm and anxiety and it can greatly affect our overall health – physically, mentally, and emotionally.
For this reason, it’s important to reflect on our lifestyle choices and take steps to get back to the basics and adopt a more Zen-like lifestyle.
5 Ways finding some Zen can get you back on the right path to happiness and better health.
👩⚕️ Healthy Boundaries
When I decided to become more simplified in life and being more mindful of the chaos that I had not only caused but allowed into my life, I began to set boundaries that helped me prepare for and avoid it altogether.
Look at your triggers – what sets off or sends you into an emotional turmoil?
Are there certain people, places or things can you avoid?
When you start to dig deep and understand, where you truly want your energy to go, it makes it much easier to put a stake in the ground and stand by your decisions thus eliminating unwanted stress and anxiety in your life.
🛏️ Better sleep
Sleep is a super important and necessary component so that your body can repair and refresh itself on a daily basis.
So often we are running on fumes just trying to get through the day.
When I started becoming more intentional in getting simplified about the amount of sleep, I was getting each day.
Notice your energy start to increase.
Become aware if you are even in a better mood.
As your sleep cycle became more natural, start to wake up ready to meet the day with a renewed sense of purpose rather than stumbling.
🚣 Less Stress:
When I began to calm my mind, I was able to have more clarity regarding any given situation – even those that may seem like I have little to no control.
Instead of drowning in a sea of stress and anxiety, I took my power back and navigated through life’s obstacles a little easier.
Start to be able to identify harmful behaviors that have been a source of chaos in your life thus far and distance yourself from them moving forward.
Once this happens, you’ll start to see the stress melt away from your daily life.
🙏 More Gratitude
Practicing gratitude is such a simple habit, but I find I probably do not do this as often as I should. I am constantly aware, but I am not sure I acknowledge it as well.
It can lead to big results when you are consistent. In part, developing a Zen lifestyle means taking the time to notice the beauty and the blessings all around you.
Start to seek out and notice those people, places, and things in your life that you are grateful for and always keep them top of mind.
As the blessings in your life start popping up right before your eyes, it transforms your entire perspective, giving you a reason to smile even when things get tough.
As you shift into a more simplified, Zenlike lifestyle, you’ll notice that your attitude shifts as well.
You’ll start to be more mindful of the things that make you happy and you’ll gravitate towards them.
As you begin to slow down, reflect on your life and be more intentional about the things you do and the people you hang around, there won’t be any room for drama and negativity.
In fact, that will be something you avoid at all costs.
You don’t have to allow the chaos from the outside world to throw you into a downward spiral.
I know this is all well and good and can be extremely difficult to get your head around.
Take it one day, one step or one item at a time.
There is no deadline or rush instead, choose a more Zen-like approach to life – it will not only make you happier in the long run, but it will also have a big impact on your overall health.