3 Simple Ways to stay Calm!

Place of Serenity | Ways to stay calm

You are caught up in another busy year

You suspect that there really is no way of experiencing peace and calm. There’s simply too much to do!

So keeping it as simple as possible, here are 3 simple ways to stay calm:

1. Stop being so hard on yourself

Quite often you may find  you are pushing on through with your goals, tasks, challenges or projects.

Like a charging rhinoceros, you are not only enormously tough on yourself, but on your nearest and dearest too. Family, friends and work colleagues get to bear the brunt of your desire to keep on pushing forward.

It’s fine if you thrive on this kind of life, but have you noticed that you may pay the price for it too? Some may experience great highs followed by deep lows, lots of niggly illness or regular bouts of depression.

Ease up! And if you can’t do it for yourself, at least ease up on those around you.


Ways to stay calm

2. Value meditation

Meditation means that you stop and implement sessions of ‘doing nothing’.

Yes, value doing nothing! Of course, it’s not really that – it is fine focus on the present moment.

It is part of your personal growth to become more conscious of your thoughts, emotions and story distractions.

Place value on this. It’s worth it.


3. Your breath is your lifeforce

This is the most simple yet profoundly useful tool that you have to get calm.

In any given moment, in-between tapping on the keyboard, sieving rice or driving on the motorway, you can become aware of your breath.

It’s simple – notice how your crumpled posture might be inhibiting your body’s ability to breathe deeply. Straighten up! Follow a breath or two all the way in and all the way out.

Courses and Books

And if you are serious this year about getting greater balance in your life between hectic busy and calm relaxed, you might want to schedule it into your timetable.

Find a Mindfulness, Meditation and Relaxation Class. Perhaps you’d like to invite calm into your life by learning about mindfulness on one of these 6-week courses. Or, google mindfulness courses for something in your area.

365 days of calmAnother tip might be to treat yourself to a simple little book, something like ‘365 Days of Calm’ or another little title.

Keep it by your bedside to dip into for calm inspiration! Today’s entry: ‘If the weather is slightly sombre, find photos of fields of sunflowers, bluebells or poppies and breathe in the energy of their colours and the rays of sunlight.’

Stay calm but keep it simple!



Mindfulness and Meditation


Yvette Jane – Mindfulness & Meditation Coach

Place of Serenity





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  1. Wendy Tomlinson on 10/01/2015 at 10:53 am

    Really nice tips. I do want to get more into meditation this year and I have your book on my reading list for 2015.

    • Yvette on 10/01/2015 at 11:17 am

      Thanks Wendy. It’s a good one to keep by your bedside!

  2. Lizzie Carver on 10/01/2015 at 11:27 am

    Lovely tips – I needed a reminder to ease up on myself after a busy first week back to work! Thank you for being such an inspiration.

    • Yvette on 10/01/2015 at 12:37 pm

      Thank you Lizzie! You’re right – first full week back after the Christmas break does seem to have been jam-packed!

  3. M.C. Simon on 20/01/2015 at 12:36 pm

    You chose so well the main photo for this article, that I needed several minutes to start reading. I instantly relaxed seeing it. After I tried to go out from that peaceful calmness 🙂 , I could finally appreciate your post. By the way… loved it!

    • Yvette on 20/01/2015 at 12:58 pm

      Good to hear this – I love peaceful calm!

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