10/13/2014 12:36 pm ET Updated Oct 22, 2014

How To Find A Sense Of Calm In The Midst Of A Frantic Life

Stress, anxiety and busyness are, unfortunately, a part of everyday life for most of us. When we operate from a place of stress and frantic energy, everything seems like a big deal, and little annoyances, setbacks and challenges keep us trapped in a cycle of negative thought patterns.

In times of stress, the idea of taking time for peace and quiet may feel like a luxury that we can't afford. But without it, we'll be hard-pressed to find any joy or fulfillment in life.

"We exist too much in the minds of others. We are perpetual over-dramatizers of who we are and what we do," a School of Life video on cultivating a sense of calm explains. "We should learn to develop a readier awareness of our beautifully miniscule place in the wider scheme of things, to free ourselves from our constant, debilitating anxieties to bring a little perspective back to our needlessly tense and preciously brief lives."

Check out the video above, and head over to the School of Life's YouTube channel for more wisdom on living well.