Do you ever feel like the days and weeks seem to pass by quicker and quicker as you’re getting older? At least we are. It happens quite frequently that we’re squeezing in lots of activities – breakfast seminar, work, lunch with a friend, gym class etc. without even reflecting upon the current moment we’re in. From time to time we need slow down the pace and save some space in our calendars for “me-time” and get into zen mode.
“It’s not happy people who are thankful. It’s thankful people who are happy”
Zen is a way of being or a state of focus which incorporates a balance between the body and mind. It’s also mainly about relaxing and letting go of the things you cannot change or affect. We’ve found that taking a few moments every day (it could be in the morning, during lunch or afternoon break) sitting in a comfortable position with your eyes closed and just breathing deeply can help you to find balance again. By filling your lungs with fresh air, all the way down to your stomach and then up again, a few times will reset your previous mood and become more thankful for the people and things around you.
By: Linnéa Nilsson Photo: Flickr/Take Back Your Health Conference