In a society where we can not always control what happens to us we seek outlets to better ourselves. By finding our balance and our "ZEN" facing the worlds challenges will suddenly become a lot easier. Taking a moment for yourself is extremely important in a society so rapidly advancing with the pressure to keep up exponentially increasing. In an era with such rapid development, it is essential to set aside time to focus on yourself. Zen points towards total relaxation. Focusing on yourself is essential to maintain a healthy and productive lifestyle.
These quotes will help calm you whenever you are feeling stressed, anxious, or depressed. Feeling stressed? “Note to self: RELAX. You are enough. You have enough. You do enough. Breathe extra deep, let go & just live right now in the moment.” -Unknown. “It’s perfectly okay to admit you’re not okay.” -Unknown. “And sometimes, life is just hard, and some days are just rough… and sometimes you just gotta cry before you can move forward… (and all of that is ok).” -Unknown. Feeling anxious? “P.S. You’re not going to die. Here’s the white-hot truth: if you go bankrupt, you’ll still be okay. If you lose the gig, the lover, the house, you’ll still be okay. If you sing off-key, get beat by the competition, have your heart shattered, get fired…it’s not going to kill you. Ask anyone who’s been through it.” ~Danielle LaPorte. “Smile, breathe, and go slowly.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh. “You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.” ~Dan Millman. Feeling depressed? "Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget about everything except what you're going to do now - and do it." William Durant. “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh. “Self-pity gets you nowhere. One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world: making the most of one’s best.” ~ Harry Emerson Fosdick
Meditation is the conscious act of focusing on one thought, object, or word. This deliberate focus occupies your mind and diverts your attention away from the problems that are causing you stress. Relaxing music and sounds can help you clear your mind after a busy day. Whether you listen to tapes, CDs, MP3 downloads or Podcasts, you can find a recording that will help you fall asleep easier, meditate, beat stress, and more. Balancing Breath, or alternate nostril breathing, is a meditation warm-up that takes all of two minutes and can be done anywhere, anytime. Focus on a balance between youself an nature. Take a walk.
Music is extremely vital in seeking our Zen. Music gives individuals a sense of purpose and direction. The meaningful words that are expressed figuratively allow oneself to both heighten and convey their emotions. Music is there in times of need and hopelessness. Here are a few songs that will help you find your Zen. 1. Jealous by Labrinth 2. Lovely by Billie Eilish 3. Airplanes by B.O.B 3. Praying by Kesha 4. When I Was Your Man by Bruno Mars 5. The Way You Are by Bruno Mars 6. See You Again by Tyler the Creator