A recent survey showed that as many as four out of five people experience stress on a daily basis. Most of them claim that the reason for their stress was the lack of ability to regulate their emotions.
After all, there are many experts who will tell you it’s not the problems themselves that are problems, but rather your attitude towards them.
The trick to navigating difficult experiences often comes down to being centered. If we can manage to center ourselves and control how we react, then we can handle even the most difficult of challenges in life. If this sounds like something you’re interested in, then here are some simple ways to become a more centered person yourself.
Take Time For You
When you have a family to look after, a full-time job, and everything else in between, it can be extremely difficult to stay grounded. With everything piling up on top of itself, at one moment you’re going to lose your cool.
That’s why it’s important that you take time for yourself. Whether it’s going to the spa, meditating, or even reading a book in the park, it’s important that you take time to give yourself exactly what you need to feel better. If you’re constantly putting everyone else’s oxygen mask on before putting on your own, then at some point you’re going to pass out.
There are studies that show that the less you move, the more susceptible you are to stress and depression. If you start to feel yourself out of sorts, or more tense than usual, try going outside and going for a walk. Getting your blood rushing, and your endorphins flowing can immediately set you back on track, and give you a new perspective on things that you thought were a much bigger deal than they actually are.
Try Deep Breathing
Deep breathing is one of the best things that you can do for your overall well-being. Whereas it may seem like it’s nothing more than simply breathing, the truth is that deep breathing can bring more attention to your current state of being, and connect you with your higher self.
If you can practice breathing deep breathing even just a few minutes a day, you won’t just find yourself more centered, but you could even experience physical health benefits like lower blood pressure.
The modern lifestyle can be so non-stop that it can leave us feeling like nothing we do is ever enough. As such, we feel like we’re constantly racing the clock, and often skip out on important hours of sleep in the hopes of getting everything done.
However, sleep is one of the most important aspects of being a centered person. Ideally, you should have at least 8 hours of sleep a night. If this there’s a challenge for you, then you might want to try tricks like limiting your screen time or avoiding heavy foods before bed. Doing so could get you into a more restful state of mind and make it much easier to fall asleep at an earlier hour.