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Creating Calm in Chaos: Tips on Incorporating Relaxation Into Your Busy Life

While lounging at home in your comfy wine colored Tailored Tank sounds like the perfect way to relax, today’s world is extremely demanding of your time and attention. Between paying attention to the news for the latest information on keeping ourselves safe, answering emails, and attending zoom meetings...how are any of us supposed to find any peace? Peace during a global pandemic might sound impossible, but I assure you it is possible. And the best thing is, you can achieve it by doing a few easy exercises in the comfort of your favorite, soft, cotton tank. Breathe We know that breathing is a basic human function, but breathing with intention can be a useful tool in helping you relax. Place one hand on your heart and the other on your belly. Breath deeply. Send your breath to your stomach as short, shallow breathing is associated with stress. Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth for as long as desired. Mindful Meditation The idea of meditation can be intimidating, but this meditation is simple. Find a quiet place, maybe put on some soothing music, and sit in a comfortable, upright position. Simply observe your thoughts as they arise. Do not react to your thoughts, but simply acknowledge them and let them go. As the moments pass, these thoughts will cease and your mind will become a peaceful, quiet haven. Observe Nature Even if you’re miles away from a forest, any outdoor space, or even your front porch, will do. Sit quietly and observe your surroundings: pay close attention to the trail of ants crawling in the grass, how the trees gently bend their limbs in the breeze, the warmth of the sunshine. Image courtesy of @lauraokita_official