In today’s madness where everyone is caught up in the busy-ness of each day, it is daunting to try and find any sort of peace in a day. Does the following look like your schedule (*raises hand*)? Wake up, try not to scramble out the door, go to work, get caught up in madness of modern-day corporate world and productivity for 8-10 hours, leave as quickly as possible, go home, cook dinner (maybe) and then go to sleep. Sound like you?
My days looked like this for a long time. And a lot of times still do. I was living so unconsciously and going through the movements of life without any intention – like the good yo-pro I am!
It takes a while to learn new tools to give you the space you need, without compromising your commitments.
With that, let’s dive into some quick tips to finding peace in each day!
Yep, I’ll preach this too. Try to meditate five minutes each morning and maybe before bed. It has been one of the biggest tools in ‘taming the beast’ for this ultra Type-A busy bee.
- Drink Water
I know this isn’t simply a “five-minute” tool, but damn it is an easy win if you make it a habit. Make it easier and Mother Earth-friendly by carrying a reusable water bottle.Also, drink warm lemon water in the morning. Or just a big glass of water. Drinking the Ayurvedic Kool Aid on this one, but it makes me feel so good the rest of day. Starting the day off feeling hydrated, rather than caffeinated, makes a difference.
- Step Outside
Just step away from the desk, the phone and enjoy Mother Nature already. Yes, five minutes is a game-changer anytime during the day!
- Move Your Body
Stand up, take a full-body stretch, bend your spine in all directions and get your energy moving. Do this WHENEVER your heart tells you to.
- Keep an Inspiration + Gratitude Log
I literally keep a notebook on my desk and write inspirational quotes or nuggets of gratitude when I start feeling disconnected. This keeps me grounded and focusing on the big picture of life. Freaking out about my co-worker’s response to an email is not a big deal. Let that shit go.
Just remember – these tools work amazingly for me. Find your own path and do what works for you. Notice what makes you thrive and feel connected. This takes a lot work to be aware of the tools that work for you, but once you find it, you’ll know what you need every day – especially in times of madness.
Back over to you! What do you do to find your calm?