5 ways to practice the power of calm

 Well hello to you my reader chums! Being and feeling calm is something we all need in our lives. Life can be chaotic, life can be busy and life can be full of stress. Due to all of this, I think many of us forget to find calm every day and learn the importance of feeling what the calm part of life can do for your mental and physical health. I will be the first person to admit this is something I struggle with, however, lately, I've been working on it more and have found it makes a real difference.

If you're feeling a bit stressed or overwhelmed at the minute, here are 5 ways to practice the power of calm.

5 ways to practice the power of calm

Be present more 

In a world that is so loud and busy with endless things to plan, goals to achieve and people to keep up with, being present can seem like an impossible task. However, it's one of the most important things you can do for your mental health. Being present allows you to enjoy the moment. Being present allows you to be grateful for what you have. Being present keeps your mind at bay and roaming thoughts still. It stops you from thinking too much ahead and really being there in the moment. Life goes by so fast, and that's why it's so important to slow down.

Take time out of your day to sit with your thoughts

I'm a big thinker, I love to be with my thoughts and when life gets busy, I feel like I have no time to sit and think or my mind wanders when I'm trying to do things, which never helps anyone. This is why to keep a calm approach, take time to be with your mind. Whether it's ten minutes in the morning before breakfast, in the middle of the day or at night, step out of your routine and sit with your thoughts. Think about how you're feeling, what you're grateful for and what you're looking forward to.

Schedule in 'do nothing' time

I don't remember the last time I did nothing, life always seems that hectic, hence why I need to make time to simply do nothing. And my do nothing, I mean things which take no mind power so you can fully relax such as watching TV or listening to music. Find time for this most days if not every day to allow your body to rest and recharge; it'll help you feel a lot calmer and can aid you in being more productive and sleeping better.

Find the beauty in nature

Nature is a beautiful thing and I don't think I fully appreciated how much the great outdoors can do for my mind until the last few years. I really embraced how much I adored living by the beach and its wonders for my mental health and wellbeing. When you can, take the time to find the beauty in nature. Go on coastal strolls, visit your nearby woods or countryside walks and notice the small things which happen in nature. For example, seeing the birds move around or get up close to flowers as they bloom. It's so simple but is so important to feel calm.

Schedule in 'no phone' time

As a society, mobile phones have taken over our lives and I can't be the first person to admit that. We rely on technology for pretty much everything and the notifications are what bring us back in to continue staying on our phones. Due to this, try and schedule in 'no phone' time. This can be as long or short as you like, as putting your phone away can help you be present in whatever you are doing. It'll help you focus a lot more and prevent notifications from overloading your mind.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Do you have any other tips?

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