Trying to find and maintain serenity in the hectic and chaotic environment that has become our lives is often challenging. Many of us may be growing tired of people constantly saying, “find the beauty” or “see the silver lining.” The best is “try to accept the good, the bad, and the ugly with an open mind and heart.” Majority of the time, this is difficult to remember especially when your phone sounds like a Jedi starfighter.
The constant tinging and pinging as notifications arrive for emails, text messages, social media and more. Placing your phone on airplane mode or do not disturb is meant to help relax and recenter. Now anxiety and dread begin to appear as your phone dances on the desk. You are not alone. Everyone has a little crazy here and there.
Remember, we all juggle so many things at once and being overwhelmed is our bodies way of saying slow down. Use the following tips to find serenity in a frenzied and demanding world.
1. Take a breath – Your breath is always with you. Close your mouth and inhale through your nose as you count to four. Hold onto that breath as you count to seven, and then exhale through your mouth for the count of eight.
2. Smile – Smiling reduces your blood pressure, increases focus and productivity and it makes you feel happy while making others happy too.
3. Subtract – The whole of your identity does not rest on how much you can accomplish. You are worthy, and don’t have to prove yourself by doing too much at once. Simply, do one thing at a time, and avoid the stress.
4. Practice Acceptance – Accept the existence of things that are out of your control. Understand what you can and cannot change such as waiting in checkout line when you need to be somewhere else. Instead of complaining or stressing, tell yourself it’s okay.
5. Basic Self-Care – Eating right, getting plenty of sleep, exercising, and meditating can all increase your mental peace defenses for when the chaos begins. You’ll be better prepared to respond in a calmer way.
Too much busyness will eventually lead to a breakdown of one sort or another. I invite you to invest the next 21 Days to be more intentional about investing time and energy into reflecting on the many areas of your life that impact your emotions, psychological, mental, spiritual, and physical wellness. Click Here to get your 21 Day Guide to Refuel Re-center,
To Your Health and Prosperity,