It can be a hectic life we all lead. With busy jobs, crazy social lives and burning the candle at both ends, it’s understandable that we all may want to re-align our inner Zen from time to time. Sometimes we can get too overwhelmed with the routine and tribulations of daily life, it can all feel too much, and we can slowly slip into a negative mindset, or worse still feel lost on our path. However, if you find yourself losing a grip relax and keep calm, one of these five ways is bound to help you get back on track.
Exercise or yoga
So many people will encourage you to exercise especially if you struggle with some form of mental health issue. Beating depression and anxiety, for example, have both been linked closely to have an improved state of mind when you exercise. Your body produces endorphins, and the hormone can make you feel good. So whether it is going out for a run, or incorporated your mind as well as your body in an exercise like yoga, you may find that it’s the perfect option for you to realign your inner zen once more.
Meditation is another thing a lot of people state can have a positive effect on your mental well-being. It sort of forces you to stop and take a moment for yourself. Focusing on your breath and the thoughts that you allow entering your mind. It’s a great way of gaining some clarity. Of course, it can be hard to switch off the mind if this is something you don’t often do, or haven’t tried before, so downloading some guided meditations to your phone can be a great way to help you get started.
Self-help books or courses
Being proactive with your mindset is a great way to switch things into a more positive outlook. Self-help books that link with cognitive behavioral therapy or physical courses you can take like avatar training can all help you calm your inner workings and be more in line with the path you wish to take.
Positive mental attitude
Sometimes it can be the simplest things that can make the biggest difference, and one of those is thinking purposely positive. This might be simply turning a negative thought into something positive. Or repeating over, and over a positive outlook on a situation, you may currently be facing. A positive mindset can be difficult to master at first, but once you get into the habit you will find you won’t purposely have to do it, you will automatically think more that way.
Doing something you enjoy
Finally, doing something you enjoy can be simple yet effective. For example, taking a long hot bath or shower, curling up to read a book, or even heading out for a walk in the fresh air. It’s taking you out of a negative situation and doing something that puts a smile on your face.
I hope that at least one of these methods will help you work on your inner zen.