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Five things you can do to help you find serenity in a busy day (blog marathon post 14)

Often, we find ourselves overwhlemed as we rush through our day. We wake up, hit the snooze button, oversleep. Then rush to work. Get caught in traffic. Curse the traffic (especially if you are a Bangalorean :) )
We wade through the day, rushing to complete one task after the other, and before we realise it, it is duk. We trudge back home, have dinner in front of the TV watching Game of Thrones (or whatever you watch), spend time with loved ones or flatmates or whoever you are living with, and finally hit the bed, exhausted.

How do we find calmness and serenity amidst this routine?

Here are five things that work for me.

1. Start day with ten minutes of meditation: Very often when we start the day, we have a residue of the previuos day left. It plays on our mind, worries us, and brings us down. I have discovered this meditation, which is just ten minutes. I put on my headphones and listen to it, before I get out of bed. It helps a LOT to start the day on a positive note.



2. Take a technology break to walk outside: Leave your phone in the cubicle. Or at home. If you have greenery anywhere, near where you work, take 10 minutes off and walk on the grass, barefoot. It works wonders. Do not carry your phone. Be disconnected. Observe the blades of grass, insects, flowers. When you get back, close your eyes and try to recollect what you saw. This gives your brain a boost.

3. Write a short note : This one works superbly for me. I have many journals. One of them is a gratitude journal. If you do not have a gratitude journal, write a little note to yourself, expressing thanks to the Universe for 5 things that have gone right that day, since morning. It will fill you with renewed energy and will place you in a place of peace.

4.Watch a peppy dance number:



A friend sent this to me yesterday. I loved it!! I watched it thrice. Take a small break to energise yourself with a peppy number. Research (and personal experiecne) tells us that music can change our mood, recharge us with energy, and make us calmer.


5.A cup of tea/coffee:  This one is self-explanatory. I happen to LOVE a strong cup of Ethiopian Latte. Take a tea/caoffee break. And yes, leave that phone behind :)

Tell me if these tips work for you, and add your own.

See you tomorrow!
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Comments

  1. Thank you Preeti ma'am for this great post! Just had a tea break and watched peppy number! Feeling great in the midst of this intensely hectic day. Thanks a lot :)

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  2. Thank you for this post Preeti.. Really loved the M.A.L.L.U. video as its very catchy. Going to definitely share this one with my friends :-) One of the things I like to do after getting up is sit in bed with my eyes closed and think about the day ahead. Another thing I like to do is listen to some of my favorite tracks while exercising. As far as journals are concerned, I am yet to start on one. Will definitely think about writing one. Thanks, Preeti.

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  3. For me a walk in the park near my houses in really invigorating. We need to be constantly close to nature. Gadgets of course make life convenient but take us away from nature. Reading a lot is one of the best options to unwind oneself and it helps to remain calm.

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  4. Testing it tomorrow for sure..!!! :)

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  5. I love pushing my daughter in her stroller and tricycle for close to 45 minutes every morning....I use the cab ride to work to kind of meditate...

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  6. I love sitting in the beach early morning and watching the sunrise with listening to the strings of waves @bessy... the beautiful one...

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  7. The 10 minutes mediation is the best, I have downloaded it already..Thank you Preeti Maam..

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  8. Heyy nice tips. Meditation video is the tonic for the modern gen. Mallu number is cool. Hot tea is a cup of nectar for the soul. And your concern for your readers - priceless ��

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  9. Thanks Preeti mam for this 5 really good tips to start our daily routine.No doubt meditation helps a lot to concentrate on our daily works but we can also try some sort of morning walks in a nearby park coz it helps us a lot to keep physically fit or we can also try some yoga before starting the day.

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