6 Ways To Find Peace In The New Year
- Randi Zinn
- Dec 30 2013
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Someone gave me a great reminder the other day. It wasn’t the most complex idea I’ve ever heard but for some reason it really sunk in and stuck with me,“When we experience fear, our minds are in the past. When we experience anxiety, our minds are far into the future. If we stop and notice where we are right now, we usually notice that everything is just fine…if not great!”
As a Mom, I find it hard to stay peaceful. I worry about so many things, though most would say that they are “normal” for a parent to worry about. But how much time do we want to spend fearing something that happened in the past or worrying about something that might happen next week. Yet this simple but brilliant comment reminded me that if I look at just this moment, I am 99% of the time, doing just fine. So ultimately my big and most important mission is to find Peace In The Moment.
So even though I still worry like the best of them, I practice certain types of tools that help me recognize that in the moment, all is well. Because I wish more moments of peace for you in 2014, here are some of my favorite tools to cultivate inner peace as a Mom. Though it isn’t always easy, I hope these help you cultivate a sense of peace in your life that you can share with others this New Year.
Stay Positive! Even in the wake of economic challenges and disasters around the world, I really try to focus on the good and to promote it. This is why I share inspiring content on my blog because I believe that we need to fill our minds with these kinds of ideas. It’s the same concept as eating well, only that we are feeding our minds. We must believe in our hearts that the best in the world is possible and therefore, our individual life also full of immense and positive potential.
Be Organized I honestly feel that being as organized as possible with my own matters as well as my children’s has allowed me to be more peaceful. I don’t generally panic that I’ve forgotten to do something or show up somewhere. I plan for the next day during my evenings, I make lists, and my bills are on auto-pay—because I learned the hard-way by forgetting to pay them. Help yourself be more at ease by having your stuff together.
Eat Well and Move For me, feeling nourished and healthy keeps me grounded. When I get my greens, fruit, and healthy protein, I feel better from the inside out. It’s easy to “throw stuff in your mouth” when you’re running around like a Mommy with her head cut off, but making sure you get at least one or two healthy meals a day really helps keep a more peaceful bodily environment. And moving is key. I don’t care whether you do yoga, run, spin, or lift weights. It’s important to get your blood flowing and feel strong in your body. Even if it feels impossible, make time to move.
Breathe There’s nothing like a deep breath to bring you into the present moment. Really, there isn’t. The breath, it’s said, is the thing that carries life force through the body. So when you feel outside your body, or your life, take some deep breaths and enter back in.
Randi Zinn is the founder of Beyond Mom and randizinn.com. Born from her own experience of motherhood, and the desire for a more connected community, Beyond Mom offers mixers, events and retreats for forward-thinking New York moms. She encourages moms to cultivate a life “Beyond Mom”—one that embraces the gifts of motherhood but expresses all that they are as individuals: creators, businesswomen, thinkers, friends and so much more. Randi has partnered with Comptoir Des Cottoniers, SoulCycle, Mio Skincare, TOWN Real Estate, The Mother Company, Body Conceptions and IntenSati. Her writing has appeared in FitBump, Epoch Times and Well Rounded NY. She is a certified yoga instructor through Laughing Lotus NY and has taught since 2008.