Ahh, the kids are driving you nuts, your boss is being exceptionally demanding and somehow the whole day is starting to come unstuck.
Being calm can sometimes be really hard, especially when life and all its stress seem to be conspiring against you.
Here are some super easy tips on how to build calm into your life and take some of the stress out of every day events.
- Immerse your self in a calming or peaceful activity. How does this work? Totally immersing yourself in one activity like meditating, yoga, going to the gym or even just swimming in the ocean at least a couple of days a week helps you get into something deeply quickly. If you enjoy it, it will rapidly become a habit and part of your life. Try to choose something peaceful that you will enjoy and that will help you build that inner sense of calm.
- Think of things that are calming. Have some favourite images that are calming.. for me they are pictures of the ocean or water, for you it maybe fields of daisies or big blue skies. Whatever it is, have a stack of them on your computer and spend ten minutes each day just looking through them. Pretty soon you will be able to conjure up these images in your minds eye when things start to get stressful.