Find Your Zen as a Busy Parent

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8 Zen Habits

We live in a world that seems overrun by chaos, where we have to face personal and social challenges on a daily basis. Nearly everyone is affected by it at some point, and everyone experiences it differently. However, we are all also wired to fight back against these foreboding odds and live up to our full potential with love and healing. But this wiring gets shortened due to physical, emotional, and even social factors. As a result, you might feel overwhelmed and ultimately think that you are not capable of handling all the pressure without breaking down.  

It is times like these, when you feel restless and uncertain, that staying centered and finding your Zen and core integrity is particularly essential. It is important during these circumstances of confusion to learn to fight back with intuition and consistency build a soul connection capable of overcoming powerful fears and helping clarity prevail. It is also important to keep your nervous system and your inner self aligned so that anger and other negative feelings don’t build up, burying the natural love every one of us was born with.  

Ways to Find Your Zen in a Busy World  

  1. Feel: Be aware of your feelings, but don’t let the chaos become your reality. Rather, let everything exist the way it is while trying to bring it back to normal, using the inner light that helps you stay aware and connected to your own inner reality. 
  2. Rise early: Rise early and start your day sooner. It allows you some free time to collect yourself, contemplate, the day ahead, and stay connected to your inner self. You can use this time for deep breathing, prayer, yoga, meditation, or any other method you feel calms your soul.  
  3. Practice deep breathing: Deep breathing balances your nervous system and is transformative in an amazing way. Inhale slowly, pause, and hold your breath for a beat. Then exhale slowly and controlled, with another pause before your next inhale. This breathing exercise will bring energy and love to every cell in your body. 
  4. Take a shower: Massage your body with almond oil and take a short rest. Then indulge in a hot shower and feel your body relax. You will feel refreshed and your senses revitalized the second you step out of the shower. This practice will prepare you to effectively handle the stress of daily life. 
  5. Take genuine, mindful breaths: If at any time of the day you feel you are losing control over yourself, take a short break and practice slow, mindful breathing for a few minutes. At least take five authentic breaths to reclaim your Zen and feel revitalized again before returning to your routine. 
  6. Be kind to yourself: Feeling ashamed or guilty of past actions can really bring down your morale and make you feel low. Forgiving yourself, on the other hand, can promote good and positive vibes. Try to forgive yourself more often to feel loved and uplifted. 
  7. Positive words: What we say has a profound impact on our feelings and the people around us. Affirming and positive words promote good mutual feelings and surround you with the positive energy. Reclaim your love and energy by using positive words.

    8. Meditation: 

    Meditation can have a very positive effect on our attitude toward life. Take some time to quiet your mind. This helps to soothe your nerves and reduce stress. When you don’t internalize stress, you are more likely to perceive good vibes from others and feel happy about life and your relationships. You can also practice yoga, which includes good techniques for reducing tension. Meditation can help support your immune system and fend off diseases. Meditating techniques, such as concentration meditation, are used to focus on a single point. Mindful meditation is used to control wandering thoughts. Its benefits include lower blood pressure, improved blood circulation, lower heart rate, less perspiration, slower respiratory rate, less anxiety, and reduced stress. It can also help boost energy levels when practiced as part of a regular routine. Here are a few simple ways to start meditating: 

    • Sit or lie as comfortably as possible and close your eyes. 
    • Breathe naturally; don’t try to control it. 
    • Now breathe by focusing your attention on it. Notice how your body moves with each inhalation and exhalation. Observe how your thorax, chest, and abdomen move during breathing. Just notice the movement without controlling the breathing process. Start doing this for 2 to 3 minutes and then increase the duration. 

      How to Practice Meditation for the Beginner  

      Meditation can be an incredible tool to help you find your Zen and stay relaxed and prepared to face the world. If you are new to meditation, then follow the below steps and tips for a successful start. 

      1. Choose a suitable time: Meditation is meant to be a relaxing time, so try to choose a time that is convenient for you and won’t cause or experience any sort of interruptions.  
      2. Go to a peaceful place: Choose a peaceful and quiet place to meditate so that you are able to concentrate effectively and achieve the best results.  
      3. Sit in a comfortable posture: Your posture makes a huge difference in helping your body and mind relax; make sure to sit in a proper posture. Try to sit straight with your spine erect, keeping shoulders and neck relaxed and eyes closed during the whole process. 
      4. Meditate on an empty stomach: The best times to meditate are before meals because it prevents you from dozing off soon after eating. Alternately, don’t meditate if you are hungry because you will not be able to fully concentrate. 
      5. Start with a warm-up session: Warm-up exercises before the meditation will help to achieve better results 
      6. Take deep breaths: Deep breathing is essential for helping your body relax and getting energizing oxygen to every cell in your body. 


Incorporating these tips and steps into your life can help you live a happier and more peaceful life in the midst of all the chaos in the world around you. 


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