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Easy tips for finding moments of Zen
(BPT) From work to working out, kids¡¯ activities
to household tasks and so much more, modern
life has never been busier.
The problem is hectic schedules can lead to un-
necessary stress.
If you¡¯re one of the many people who feel fraz-
zled on a regular basis, you¡¯re probably longing
for a vacation or a day at the spa.
Fortunately, there are plenty of easy ways to cut
stress that you can sneak into everyday life.
From mealtime to bedtime, if you start
functioning skills that are key to future success.
When practiced, the six sustainable happiness
skills can sustain a person¡¯s ability to recognize
that life¡¯s good, even if it¡¯s hard sometimes,
according to the research from Simon-Thomas.
These six happiness skills are the foundation
of Life¡¯s Good: Experience Happiness, the new
corporate social responsibility initiative led by LG
Electronics USA:
Mindfulness: Being aware of your thoughts and
feelings in the present moment, without judging
those thoughts or feelings as admirable, shame-
ful or anything in between.
Human connection: Building and sustaining
relationships with significant others, friendships
and social engagement with peers, which is the
most reliable, enduring predictor of happiness in
Positive outlook: Harnessing the ability to
imagine a fruitful outcome and maintain a readi-
ness to pursue and experience the opportunity in
any circumstance.
Purpose: Understanding your ability to make
a difference in the world, at work, school or for
a team leads to a refined sense of purpose and
increases your sense of happiness.
Generosity: Helping and giving to others can in-
crease one¡¯s own happiness. According to a study
overseen by Harvard University, people who do-
nated time or money were 42 percent more likely
to be happy when compared to those who didn¡¯t.
Gratitude: The simple act of appreciating and
thanking others for the goodness they contribute
to your life helps foster happiness.
To learn more about these six skills, find tools
you can use to teach happiness skills to your
children and start your own journey to sustain-
able happiness visit:
A primary focus of the Life¡¯s Good: Experience
Happiness platform is driving positive change in
lives across America with the goal of equipping
5.5 million youth with happiness skills over five
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3. Choose quality over quantity.
Make the most of your time each day by being inten-
tional with your activities.
Whether it¡¯s playing a new board game with the kids
after dinner or watching a TV show with your spouse,
small quality moments can help you relax and enjoy
yourself and your family when at home.
4. Take time to reflect.
When using great-tasting, low-hassle products like
SeaPak to make dinner, you¡¯ll be spending way less
time in the kitchen. Take those extra moments to re-
flect on everything you accomplished during your day
or week. This will help give you a sense of pride and
is a real confidence-booster.
5. Break from technology.
Take a break from technology, even if it¡¯s only for 5
minutes. Set down your phone, turn off the television
and step away from all electronics. Just giving your
mind a break from the active world of technology can
reduce stress and help you mentally reset, especially
during mealtimes, where being present is particularly
These are just five simple examples, but moments
of Zen can be found anywhere if you take the time
to look for them. Remember, the little moments are
what make the biggest impact in life and by embrac-
ing mindfulness, you¡¯re setting the stage to be able to
focus on what really matters.
Have 5 Minutes?
embracing small moments to be more mindful,
you¡¯ll be surprised how fast you can cut down
on overall stress.
Here are five simple examples of how you can
find your own moments of Zen today:
1. Take a 5-minute walk.
Whether it¡¯s getting fresh air or just getting
yourself moving, a change of place and pace
can reduce stress and give you a few moments
to relax, especially during hectic times.
For example, take a 5-minute break while din-
ner¡¯s cooking to walk around the block. Weath-
er not right for a walk? Give your body a quick
stretch with an at-home yoga session.
2. Find quick-and-easy solutions.
If making dinner for your family seems like a
daunting task, choose quick-and-easy op-
tions designed to take the hassle out of meal
prep, like SeaPak¡¯s Shrimp Scampi or Popcorn
The frozen food aisle is a great place to begin
your journey toward finding your happy place
in the kitchen.
Here, you can find a variety of products that
taste great and require minimal prep work,
so you can dedicate more time to doing the
things you love, like spending quality time with
your family.