‘Z’ is for Zen – Finding clarity in your life

 

ZEN

The Urban Dictionary describes Zen as: ‘a total state of focus that incorporates a total togetherness of body and mind.  Zen is a way of being. It also is a state of mind. Zen involves dropping illusion and seeing things without distortion created by your own thoughts.’

Throughout the A-Z Guide to a Healthier, Happier Lifestyle, I have suggested that to be truly healthy and happy you need to focus on the physical, mental and spiritual parts of You.

The word ‘Zen’ to me conjures images of peace, harmony and feeling at one with yourself and the world.

Today, we need to put some Zen in our life in order to find clarity and bring some calm and order to our state of being.  Meditation is a great way to introduce Zen into your life.  Incorporating some form of meditation each day will bring inner peace and calmness to cope with the problems of the day.

I never thought I could clear my mind long enough to meditate but with practice you can achieve a meaningful meditation.

Here are 8 benefits to bringing some Zen in your life

  1. Provides clarity of mind
  2. Encourages us to have an open mind to life and what it offers
  3. Improves our concentration
  4. Improves our sleep
  5. Can provide a new perspective on problem solving
  6. Reduces anxiety and stress
  7. Helps you to recognize your feelings
  8. Brings mindfulness and self-reflection

Try this exercise for 5 minutes – you can spare 5 minutes for your health and well-being can’t you?

  • Find a quiet place where you can comfortably sit or lie down without distraction.
  • Close your eyes.
  • Take a moment to try to clear your mind – focus on something that makes you feel good
  • Take 10 deep slow breaths in and out
  • Think of a mantra for your day – think about what you want from your day which will bring happiness.

 If you are feeling stressed or anxious at any time during the day, take 5 and breathe deeply and slowly for 10 breaths.

 

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What a relaxing, peaceful way to end our A-Z Guide to a Healthier, Happier Lifestyle.

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15 thoughts on “‘Z’ is for Zen – Finding clarity in your life

    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Thank you Jeffrey for being such a great supporter of my AtoZ Challenge I really appreciate you taking the time each day to comment. Have a fabulous weekend.

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    I find praying does this for me – it takes the situation out of the “immediate” and gives me more clarity. Last day of the challenge Sue – I wonder what you have in store for May 🙂 xx

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Praying certainly does bring clarity and time to reflect. Yes last day of the challenge I am spent and have no idea what to write about in May 🙂
      xxx Thank you so much for commenting each day I really appreciate your friendship and support.

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  2. Kala Ravi

    A beautiful way to end this lovely series Sue! Zen way of life is the need of the hour, to slow down and appreciate life for all it offers! It was lovely connecting with you. Congrats on completing the challenge so beautifully!
    @KalaRavi16 from
    Relax-N-Rave

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Thank you Kala it has been lovely connecting with you throughout the challenge and I hope to keep the connecting going. Have a lovely day.

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Thanks Joy! Yes it just grounds you I think so that you set yourself up in an organised way to have a fabulous day.

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Thanks Deepti it certainly has been a big month but I’ve thoroughly enjoyed meeting some lovely bloggers. Thank you for your support during the month and I’m so pleased we have connected.

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Thanks Scarlett it was a great experience and I’ll be back next year for sure!

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  3. gigi

    Thank you so much for this series, Sue! Yes, ZEN is a perfect ending for this course!!! Thank you for each and every day!

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