Zen — and finding it — simply means slowing down. Imagine your day as a movie. Where, in all that rush and activity, can you push pause or slow down the frame? Figuring that out is finding Zen as you move. Here are 10 quick ways to find stillness amid the chaos anytime.
1. Close your eyes.
It’s simple, really: Anytime you want, you can stop and pull the blinds shut, turning your gaze inward. When you do this, you are looking into the beautiful darkness of you, and it is the first step toward becoming more grounded or Zen.
2. Count to 10.
You can almost hear your mother’s voice when you read this one, can’t you? I can. When faced with a stressful moment, stop and count to 10. It worked when you were little, and it works now. Add deep ujjayi breaths (an ancient yoga breathing method to help calm the mind) when you really need to slow down.