We all have moments where we are sitting in a meeting or on a phone call where we can feel ourselves losing our cool. We know that we need to maintain a calm facade and respond to all questions or complaints in a logical manner but sometimes it can be difficult to simply breathe and find your calm-place. Feeling zen is something that anyone can achieve. All it takes are a few simple steps and you will find serenity washing through your body rather than anger coursing through your veins.
If you find yourself in a situation that irritates you but it is not in your power to change then you need to simply let go of the anger or frustration you are feeling. Examine why you feel this way about something that is either unrelated to you or something you cannot change. Once you accept the fact that you cannot change the situation you can move past it. Allow those around you to perhaps offer their opinions or those who do have the power to change it can come to you for advice. Don’t let frustration get in the way of your inner peace.
See The Whole Picture
Sometimes the thing that is irritating you is just a small component of a far larger situation. If you find yourself on a team and you are tasked with something you do not particularly like you may get angry that you were not given the task you wanted. Take a look at the project as a whole though. Is there someone else who could do your task better or are you the best one for it? You may realize that your task is crucial to the success of the project as a whole and each team member received the task that they are best suited for. Simply taking a step back is all you need to do to find your cool again.
The power of positivity is real. If you find yourself constantly think negative thoughts like, “I will never pass this job interview,” then you are setting yourself up for failure. You need to actively visualize what you want to happen in order to create positive energy and boost your self-confidence. If you want that job, prepare, study interview questions and believe that you will get the job and pass the interview because you put the time and the energy in. If you believe in yourself that is the first step to finding your zen. With practice and a few moments of self-reflection, you will find yourself feeling calmer and more in control than ever before.