There is something to be said about having hectic schedules at work, they leave no time for peace! Most of us cannot find the time to relax, or even find time to be alone. Here are a few key ideas for bringing more peaceful moments into your life and work.
Breath with awareness. Conventional wisdom says to take a deep breath when you are stressed. I would suggest not only take a deep breath but breath with awareness.
Bring a deep breath in and concentrate on how it makes your body feel. Hold it for a few seconds, let it out, and again notice how your body feels. Bring awareness to the parts that feel especially good after the breath.
Be an outsider. Pretend you are an outsider looking in at the situation. Imagine yourself looking down on the situation years later. Most of the stress comes from being in the situation, but if you can remove yourself and imagine yourself outside of the situation it can give you a moment of peace.
If you are dealing with constant work, and overwhelm, think of yourself 20 years from now looking back on the situation. What do you think? Do you want to laugh at how important you thought it was at the time? What would that older you tell you?
Concentrate on one of your senses. Choose one of the 5 senses, and really pay attention to it. If you are near freshly cut grass, pull yourself away from the stress and concentrate on how it smells. If you are stuck in a traffic jam, really concentrate on how a cloud looks, or how the steering wheel feels. Concentrating on one of the five senses grounds you in reality. It can bring about an almost meditative state, which can bring that peaceful moment you need.
A peaceful moment may only be a few seconds, but if we keep seeking these moments throughout the day they will get longer and more frequent.
What do you do to find peace during hectic times? Any tips?