Zen is a way of life that focuses on balance and harmony. It’s a practice that can help relieve stress, improve your mental clarity and help you to relax. Every stepparent is overwhelmed with a roller coaster of emotions on a regular basis, that’s why “Get Your Zen On” is a great way to help you find your inner peace and balance.
Also, it’s important to take time to be grateful. Being mindful of the things we have to be thankful for can often be the key to finding peace. Taking the time to reflect on the blessings in our lives can help to ease stress and create a sense of calm.
At the end of the day, peace of mind is attainable, and it’s crucial to find ways to make it a priority. Taking the time to practice mindfulness, focus on the things that bring joy, and be grateful can be the key to finding the peace we all seek. At least that’s how I think!
How do You Set aside Time to Nurture Your Soul?
I’ve dealt with anxiety my entire life. As a child, I bit my nails, chewed pen caps, and shook my leg violently. As an adult, there are many different ways my anxiety rears its ugly face.
Being a stepmom has amped up my anxiety and exposed my lack of coping strategies. The anxieties surround me like a warrior in the midst of battle. Dealing with constant contact from bio-mom, high-conflict attacks on myself and my husband, a lack of boundaries, accommodating schedule changes, and attempting to be the bigger person when you just want to scream, can take a toll on your health and well-being. Feeling like I’m dodging bullets from all angles, I had to take action to find inner peace.
Being vulnerable and willing to recognize my anxiety forced me to set aside time and find healthy coping strategies.
Every week I attend a restorative yoga class. This in itself has become my primary coping strategy to deal with the roller coaster of emotions I experience. We focus on poses and breathing which facilitate a calm mind. One day a week for one hour, I have a chance to get grounded. This time is sacred.
But one hour a week isn’t enough to feel balanced. You must weave it into your everyday life. My husband and I are in the process of making a yoga studio in our house. This will be a room where we can shut the door, block everything out, and enjoy moments of quiet to recharge. My step-daughters are helping to design this room. We are all going to paint a zen mandala on the wall. They are embracing the idea of taking time for yourself to restore. It is important for us to model self-care. As they make their way through life, they will have a plethora of healthy coping strategies to support them.
Balance is something that must be sought. Ultimately, it will lead to peace in your life. You have to nurture your spirit in order to live abundantly.
What ways Can You Get Your Zen on?
Think about what you value. There are many ways you can get your zen on, and it all starts with taking some time for yourself. Taking some time to relax and de-stress can be a great way to get your zen on. You could try yoga, meditation, or even going for a walk. Taking some time to focus on your breathing can also be a great way to relax and get zen.
If you’re looking for something more active, then try out a hobby or activity that you enjoy. Biking, swimming, running, or even dancing can be great ways to get your zen on. Doing something that you enjoy can be a great way to relax and take your mind off of the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Finally, don’t underestimate the power of a good night’s sleep. Taking some time to get a good night’s sleep can be a great way to get your zen on. Make sure to set aside some time for yourself to get the rest you need.
Getting your zen as stepparent on doesn’t have to be complicated. Taking some time for yourself, doing something you enjoy, and getting a good night’s sleep can all be great ways to get your zen on.
What Relaxes You and Makes You Happy?
Sometimes life can be overwhelming, and it’s important to take time for yourself and do things that relax and make you happy. Everyone has different things that can help them relax and be happy, so it’s important to find what works for you.
Some of my favorite things to do for relaxation and happiness include watching a movie, listening to music, going for a walk, spending time with friends, and playing with my pet. Watching a movie with the family can be a great way to escape from reality and relax. Listening to music that I enjoy can help me feel more relaxed and can put me in a better mood. Going for a walk can be calming and can help clear my head. Spending time with friends and family can be uplifting and can help me feel more connected to those around me.
Finding ways to relax and be happy is important for your physical and mental health, and of course for your stepchild. Everyone should take time for themselves and do the things that make them the happiest.
When do You Feel at Peace?
When life seems overwhelming and all the noise and chaos of the world is too much to bear, it can be difficult to find a sense of peace. But, it’s important to remember that peace of mind is within reach and there are ways to cultivate it.
One way to find peace is to focus on the things that bring you joy. Taking time to do the activities that bring you a sense of fulfillment can help to create feelings of happiness and contentment. This could be anything from playing an instrument to cooking or reading.
In my case, long baths relax my body. Coloring and concentrated the breath relax my mind. I am happy when I’m being creative and pulling out my inner artist. Making scrapbooks, writing, painting, and singing all bring me to a state of happiness.
We all have to combat stress and anxiety in our lives. How we choose to combat it is up to us. Whether it’s yoga, time with friends, exercise, reading, being surrounded by nature, dancing, singing, or photography, make sure you set aside time to create balance and get your zen on!