At least one Gopher tortoise is living near our home.
Getting out of her den, foraging around, looking for fresh grass, and taking an occasional sun-bath to keep her carapace healthy for digging underground - this seems to be her daily schedule.
While we might never know, how "happy" she really is, Slomo's example already shows us one critical ingredience for inner balance: keeping your small rituals in order to master the daily chaos!
But how specifically do you achieve this mastery?
Another building block can be taken from the way horses behave themselves in their small bands.
See Nokono on the left-hand side who obviously has managed to keep plenty of personal space in relation to the other members of his band: clear and assertive body language is another important ingredient for inner balance and focus!
What to do?
Make daily reflection of tasks and achievements a habit.
Be reflective on your posture.
Practice meditation - there are a couple of techniques out there: in the end regular exercise does the trick.
If you have difficulty to get started, use gadgets to set-up a track for you. Pesonally, I have made good use of MUSE, a brain-wave-based feedback-tracker to help you keep focusing or meditating.
Take a break from daily hassles and read!
Here are some suggestions:
Amy CUDDY, 2016: Presence. Bringing your boldest self to your biggest challenges. New York, NY: Hachette.
Bernard ROTH, 2015: The achievement habit. Stop wishing, start doing, and take command of your life. New York, NY: Harper Collins.