If you're trying to channel your inner Buddha, what better way than to meditate? Set aside some time during the day in a quiet, relaxing environment. This can be difficult with kids, so plan it early in the morning or at night when the kids are asleep. Just five minutes will suffice. Relax, concentrate on the flow of your breath and focus on just one thing at a time. Either recite a mantra close to your heart or visualize a calming place. With practice, you'll be able to train your mind to focus on nothing at all, and you'll achieve that inner peace and quiet you long for.