Blog - How to Bring Zen into your Daily Life

By The Haven Team: 06 Oct 2015

Slow down and drink tea

This can be a very Zen activity; the Japanese are famous for their tea ceremonies. Pick some lovely herbs from your garden and enjoy the sweet aromas while taking time out. Lie on the sofa and sip gently, taking deep long breaths whilst clearing thoughts.

Yoga and meditation

Just a few minutes each day especially in the morning, can transform your day. Relax your body/mind/spirit by taking a few minutes of silent postures or simply sitting.  A great way to set you up for the office or the school run!

Surround yourself with friends and family

Talking your day through whilst cooking dinner with friends and family is a great way to discharge before the evening’s activities. If you’re single, gather your chosen tribe and invite them to dinner before the pub/ cinema / theatre.

Exercise

All movement will wake up the body and release stress returning you to your natural state of Zen. Do what you love! Put on your favourite music and dance around the room; take a brisk 10-minute walk around the block; a relaxing swim after work or a long hike across the Moor. As you move let your thoughts go, creating space in your mind whilst releasing and relaxing your body.