To have a Zen life it is not necessary to be a Buddhist , it is simply necessary to know what to do to feel better and at peace with yourself and with others. Stress and anxiety are two of the most common attributes of everyday modern life and it is well known that they are greatly affecting our health and especially well-being.

Everyone knows that life loves to throw curveballs . These moments can be large or small and are generally consistent throughout daily life. Common things like getting up late, forgetting to fill your gas tank the day before, getting stuck in traffic, and being late while praying that your car doesn’t run out of gas. It can all add up and make you feel like you’re losing control.

Some of us tend to live less stressful lives than others and some people are natural when it comes to avoiding feelings of anxiety and being stressed. For the rest of us who need a little help from time to time, there are many different methods to get us out of these moments of mental out of control. Next we are going to tell you some tricks so that in your life you do not lack that zen spark.

move on

Not surprisingly, exercise helps you feel good, all doctors remind you every day. Daily physical exercise and movement of our bodies decrease stress and anxiety and promote feelings of happiness through the production of endorphins. You don’t have to spend hours in the gym or on the elliptical machine, just do what works for you . Simply going for a walk outside your house in the sun in a park is more than enough for you to start to feel better, to feel more tranquility and well-being in your mind .

Your attitude counts

Your attitude to life is everything . Sometimes you just need to change your attitude so that everything around you improves. The mind is a really powerful thing and when you tap into negative thoughts and energy, that’s what you draw into your life. When you start to exchange those feelings for more positive ones, things start to change, but it is much easier said than done.

When you feel like your life is falling apart, it’s hard to act cheerfully, but even forcing a smile increases positive emotions . Pretend until you get it, right? No one enjoys the company of a constantly negative person, and if your thoughts are constantly about how stressful and tough life is, things are not going to change .

Don’t hold back your emotions

If you have to cry, cry . You cannot suppress all your emotions; you must release them, let the natural process of hurt or anger occur, then move on and no longer empower those emotions. It’s really important not to bottle everything up because that can end up turning into a bigger bang down the road. It also prevents you from being able to overcome those negative emotions.

A positive mindset is a beautiful thing, but life and bad things happen. Give your feelings and emotions proper attention and release them as they deserve and then move on. Just remember that nothing bad can come from a positive mindset, but a negative mindset can be a terrible thing for your overall well-being .

Be close to the people you love

If you’re feeling stressed and anxious, it ‘s a good idea to spend more time with your loved ones and people you really care about . Those will be the people who will make you laugh, smile and bring out the natural and happy in you. These are also the best people to talk about your problems, especially stress and anxiety, because these are the people who are likely to actually listen to you giving you honest answers.

Breath deeply

Focus on breathing deeply because this can be relaxing for an anxious or stressed mind. Breathing through your nose and exhaling through your mouth is quite therapeutic and can help calm a beating heart or racing mind.

You can also take your deep breathing exercises to the next level and try meditation. Meditation can be very helpful, but it can be difficult. When you are meditating, you are trying to create a state of deep peace that occurs when the mind is silent. You can start with guide videos .

Eat well

Eating whole foods will help you get the vitamins and nutrients that your body and mind need to function properly . Vitamins B, C and E and Omegas 3 and 6 are known to help fight stress and anxiety levels in the body. Eating the right foods will also help you feel fuller for longer, which in turn will help you avoid overeating when you’re stressed. 

When you eat junk food, you tend to feel bad about yourself. Limiting certain foods in your diet, such as sugar, processed and packaged foods , and caffeine, is a good idea because they can wreak havoc on your body. This, in turn, can make you feel more stressed, anxious, tired , etc. Eating a proper diet will increase your energy levels , help you sleep better, and promote a healthy immune system and better weight control, as well as better mental health.

Stop comparing

This can be difficult to do, especially with the strong influence of social media in our lives . If you’re having a rough day, feeling depressed, or sad, the last thing you need to do is compare your bad day or lazy week of Netflix marathons to someone’s fun-filled vacation photos on Facebook or Instagram. Remember that these social media are just featured reels; don’t compare your cozy night to someone else’s wild night.

Another thing to remember is that many celebrity photos you see on Instagram or in magazines are usually photoshopped. Most of our beloved Instagram pop stars, models, queens, and actresses are constantly getting touched up by a team of stylists.

Always try to remember that it is you, no one else . You were given your life for a reason, so always remember that you are beautiful, intelligent, loved, and fulfilled. Do not compare the things you have, your appearance or anything else with someone else; do your best to focus on yourself and build a better life .

Elle Mcdonald

I am Elle Mcdonald Specializations in Psychology . Graduated in psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2000. Diploma of Advanced Studies in the Department of Personality, Evaluation and psychological treatments with excellent results.

First Level of Master in Clinical Psychology at the Center for Behavioral Therapists (recognized with a scientific-professional nature by the College of Psychologists)

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