14 Ways to Achieve Zen on Your Morning Subway Commute

You’ve left the house without your morning coffee. Your train never comes. Someone is listening to EDM without their earplugs in. Or checking their voicemail on speaker. The card reader says your metro card has insufficient funds. You walk into a closed turnstile. Someone is walking too slowly in front of you up the stairs and there’s not enough room to pass them. Or maybe you drove —- well, you get the idea. cool stuff for guys cool stuff to buy cool stuff to make cool stuff for kids

With these 14 options, you may finally be able to enter that special place of Zen — usually reserved for yoga classes and rare moments of unadulterated isolation — while on your hectic morning subway commute. cool stuff for guys cool stuff to buy cool stuff to make cool stuff for kids

1. Single out a lone piece of trash and meditate on its beauty.

Find a lone piece of trash, such as a plastic bag, and imagine the way it dances in the wind is beautiful and deeply symbolic like that one scene in American Beauty. An empty Snapple bottle rolling around a subway will also do. cool stuff for guys cool stuff to buy cool stuff to make cool stuff for kids

The LA Times once published the headline "If Enya's Music Doesn't Soothe You, You're Probably Not Human," which pretty much says it all. If you're looking to take the edge off the world in the morning, maybe you'll find solace in the mesmerizing textures of classic guilty-pleasure artist Enya.

2. Play Enya’s The Very Best of greatest hits album in full.

The LA Times once published the headline “If Enya’s Music Doesn’t Soothe You, You’re Probably Not Human,” which pretty much says it all. If you’re looking to take the edge off the world in the morning, maybe you’ll find solace in the mesmerizing textures of classic guilty-pleasure artist Enya. cool stuff for guys cool stuff to buy cool stuff to make cool stuff for kids

Listen to the gentle lullabies found in nature (and surprisingly urbanity too) with White Noise, which lets you pick from sounds such as beach waves and extreme rain. Also, there's "oscillating fan" and "train," if you can't get enough of that sound while you're already aboard one.

 

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