Friday, May 29, 2009

NLTC Lists: Five daily activities for peace and calm

Five simple activities that people could engage in on a daily, or at least "regular," basis to increase a sense of peace and calm.

Dr. Duckworth (with bonus sixth item!):

1) Practice Kototama Sounds, practice chanting, singing
2) Reciting mantra, repetitious prayer
3)Attentive talking for 20-30 minutes with one person whom you care for
4) Attending to plant life
5) Mindfully sip a cup of tea
6) Smile - daily, whether you feel like it or not

Dr. Hackler:

1) Five-to-10 minute deep (Tanden) breathing practice daily
2) Daily walk; or more rigorous exercise 3 or 4 times weekly if in good health
3) Laughter
4) Smile
5) Give thanks daily

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