Friday, September 7, 2012

Making Your Life More Zen

Do you ever look at your life and your home and feel that your possessions are possessing you? Do you feel that your life is too hectic? Everyone wants a relaxing and peaceful life, but you don't have to turn to sportsbook to achieve financial security and build your own meditation room. You just need to concentrate on being more peaceful, being more Zen.


If you want to be more Zen, you first have to de-clutter your life. Take a look around your house or apartment; is it full of material things? Chances are you don't even use half of them on a regular basis. Well, it's time to get rid of some of them! If an item doesn't make your life better or help you achieve personal peace, then maybe it's time to put it out on the curb. When you start to lighten your load and create surroundings that are clean, neat, and peaceful, you'll be closer to achieving Zen.


Once you've gotten rid of a bunch of stuff, it's time to start collecting the right kind of things: experiences. Instead of saving for the next big TV or couch, maybe it's time to start concentrating on collecting experiences instead of more possessions. In the end, your experiences are going to make you much happier than anything you buy to keep up with the Joneses. Instead of installing that new cappuccino machine, try planning a trip with someone your love. Try something new and unexpected. You might like it.


Finally, spend more time doing the things you love and less time doing the things you don't. If you can spend each day in pursuit of something that makes you happy, who cares how much money you have or how big your house is? Spend more time on the things that make you happy, and you'll be a happier person -- more Zen.

15 comments:

  1. oh, love your thoughts, Jen, so true. indeed, we should invest on experiences that builds lifetime of happiness than material things that just keep on changing each day, hard to keep up especially with technology. i would never dream of a big house since i do not want ghosts to live in there, just enough space for the two of us :) so we don't spend all our time cleaning but we can enjoy life outside as well, to the fullest :)

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  2. Great ideas here. Collecting experiences, that seems to be fun.

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  3. What lovely thoughts you've got, Jen! I have to admit I need to declutter my pad but my hands is just so full right now. I need to find time to do things and make myself more organized. Thanks for the beautiful share once more.

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  4. revisiting, mas naintindihan ko pa now. Buti na lang since childhood I'm an organized person. Pati sa girls. whah..

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  5. Wow, thanks for reminding us about this... being simple is better because you can see that there are better things in life than material things.

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  6. I absolutely need this, stress free but in my case I just need more time to myself like winding around and all that and not be guilty of not sending my eldest to her training lol. But seriously I need to have time to myself to relax

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  7. hihi napangiti mo naman ako Papaleng

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  8. sweet... thanks for sharing your thoughts... for me more zen means more chill time with my wife and my kiddo...

    cheers :)
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  9. Hi Jen! I like the idea of collecting experiences rather than possessions. Most of us forgot to value this. Thank you so much for sharing your post. I like it.

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  10. there is a show here in US called 'the hoarders'. Jesus! u cant believe how their life turned into after buying and buying everyday, and accumulating stuff here and there and not even using anyone of them! its so amazing.. it amazes me soo much. spoiled rotten american people, they have no idea what its like to be poor because they are well taken care off by their government. it sure is very sad if things will control you then u will be left sitting in one corner of your house. very nice post sis Jen

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  11. I feel that way these days. No time. Life feels stressful. I need to declutter. And I need to slow down.

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  12. Simplicity is beauty... I like that adage. Being simple alone can help ease stress in your life because you don't have to want things that you don't need, don't have to acquire things only to throw them later nor have to deal with issues you don't want affecting your life.

    And I agree with you, life's experience is a wealth in itself that no amount of money can surpass the value it brings to our lives.

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  13. I admire how you put your things together:) This reminds me I need to put away stuff that's up for a yard sale. We are trying to gather some stuff we don't need and do a yard sale one of these days.

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  14. I could really use this advice that you've given here, Miss Jen. I'm so full of stuffs that I don't really use regularly and it's actually bothering me.

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  15. Oh yeah Emzkie.. i watched Hoarders sa youtube and OMg yuck nga .. may mental problems kasi sila no grabe

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