I’m sure we could all do with a dose of mindfulness, focus and happiness! Read on for some helpful tips to add more calm and peace into your life.

 

Create a Peaceful Space

While it’s hard to completely switch off, having a quiet space to retreat to can really help calm the mind. Try making your own ‘calm space’ — a spot you can claim for your own quiet zone, where you can shut off distractions. Your personal calm space should help to nourish your mind and relax your body.

 

Find your happiness

With all this new technology, it’s much easier to stay in touch with the rest of the world. Often, our lives revolve around the lives of other people, which may cause us to take on the stresses of those close to us. Sometimes, it can cause us to neglect our own needs.

 

Each day, try to find time to focus on your own happiness. Clear a moment in your day to increase your happiness level. Read a magazine. Play a favourite song really loudly (while singing along) in the car on your way home. Do whatever small thing makes you feel happy!

 

Devote time to taking a timeout

I know how it feels to be super busy, rushing from one appointment to another! Take a pause sometime in your day to refocus and ground yourself. Taking time to switch off and focus just on ourselves is a great stressbuster. Put your phone down, block out the noise around you and simply be.

 

Focus on your breathing

We take the simple act of breathing for granted most of the time. Deep breaths can help to slow our heart rate, as well as giving us renewed focus. Next time you need a little break, inhale deeply through your nose and then exhale slowly.

 

Control what you can

Feelings of stress or worry drain us of energy and can put extra strain on our bodies. The worst part is, often these worries are centred around things we have no control over.

 

Learning to block out your inner dialogue and unconstructive thoughts can help you deal with stress better. Rather than worrying about that mistake you made at work last week, focus on the present. Letting go of the past can remove a lot of stress and complications from your life. Being present and ‘in the moment’ is the key to a more calm and balanced existence.

 

We all know how chaotic and crazy our lives are, so any small adjustments that make us feel better are definitely worth trying, right? Hopefully these tips will help you take advantage of a moment to slow down or switch off.
Wherever you are in the world, have a lovely day ❤

A, x (1)

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22 Comments

  1. Thank you. I go in and out of being active about seeking out quiet and calm and at other times going through the day rushing and feeling like I’m only responding to others/excess stimulation/incessant news. Thanks for all this great advice. Will keep coming back to it.

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  2. I absolutely love the idea of creating my own quiet space. I think it’s really necessary especially with today’s world being all about the hussle and bustle. Thanks for the post! It’s a great reminder that we need to make an effort to bring calmness in our life.

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  3. you are right that it’s too easy to take on burdens of those we care about. As God’s loving children we want to help the whole world. God has to gently remind us, “That’s my job.”
    I love singing hymns all throughout the day. I try to keep the windows up but the looks and smiles let me know my excitement of God’s love and a home with Him waiting for me is just too much to contain 😉
    Praying you find your calm. Hope things are going better with your iron.

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  4. The stress part I really need to work on…My doctors can’t believe how well I handle everything that is going on…I ask for how long can I ????…I do the breathing when I remember and musik saves my life for sure…maybe that’s the key playing musik most of the time…
    Again very helpful information and again Love your blog post…
    Huggggs
    Suzette

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