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Keeping it Zen




Appreciate yourself and honor your soul. ~Yogi Tea

If we all did this, how much happier would the world be? Sometimes we spend so much time worrying about what others think, how they feel, what they want, or what they do that we forget to take care of ourselves. For me, this means remembering to take a moment to slow down and know that it's ok to relax. Today that meant going to the beach, having an awesome lunch at Tiki Bar, and enjoying the sunshine.






Tranquility is the essence of life. ~Yogi Tea

This philosophy goes hand in hand with appreciating yourself and honoring your soul. It all goes back to valuing your personal worth and truly being happy with yourself. Don't surround yourself with useless chaos, drama, and others problems; these are just cancer-like cells waiting to consume your body and kill your spirit. We are all looking for quick fixes on how to be happier, healthier, and content. My prescription is the following:

Sleep in at least one day a week. No excuses. I recently read that 10 hours of uninterrupted sleep actually can make you catch up on sleep after a week of crazy sleep schedules (for more info check out the August 2011 issue of Cosmo page 206 )

Go outside and enjoy the air for at least 20 minutes a day. We all need vitamin D from the sun and our bodies/minds need a break from the artificiality of cubicles, concrete, air conditioning, fluorescent lights, and plastic surrounding us. (Besides, its a good excuse to take a walk which stimulates the production of endorphins which in turn make you happy :-) )

Have vice and enjoy it. Now I'm not saying go out and do drugs or anything that can harm you (that would just be depressing). What I am saying is that if you need your coffee in the morning don't feel guilty about it and don't let others make you feel guilty about it. Instead focus on the positive aspects of your vice. Red wine is good for your heart. Chocolate has antioxidants in it. Holding a cup of warm coffee makes you more open and receptive to people (for more info check out the September 2011 issue of Cosmo page 191). Life is not about deprivation; it's about moderation.

Find what your passion is and go for it! When you are doing what you love, work becomes play. Yes it can be hard and yes you will still have days when you feel ready to throw in the towel but overall I believe you will feel much more satisfied and fulfilled. Being happy with what you do is sometimes more important than money. Remember, trusting yourself requires a lot of faith and if you put your faith in the universe, things will work out. I wholeheartedly believe this. When you put something out to the universe and you put your faith behind it, that something will happen.

How will you choose to create a happy tranquil life?

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