A Calm Life
A calm life means you’re not agitated or disturbed. It doesn’t mean that the unexpected or unwanted never happens. That would be pretty impossible right now, wouldn’t it?
Instead, with mindfulness, everything feels a little more under control. No, that’s not true. Mindfulness can help you feel a tiny bit empowered about how you respond to all that is going on around you. You cannot control it!
But it’s possible to feel a sense of tranquility and serenity. That’s the bit of control you do have.
Never be in a hurry, do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.
Francis de Sales
How to Live your Wonderful Calm Life
You might ask yourself, how do I find this elusive sense of calm? My life seems full of anxieties! The world is in turmoil. I’ve put together a few posts that help you to live your wonderful calm life!
I invite you to keep it simple with these 3 steps to transform anxiety to calm.
Follow the link to dip into the detail of each simple step.
Step 1: Stop and become aware
Step 2: Surrender
Step 3: Get grounded and breathe
Take a break right now! Have a read and remind yourself of the many ways to keep calm throughout your day.
This piece also includes a relaxation exercise for you to do at bed-time (or any time). Relax!! I hope it helps!
You can even take advantage of those times when you’re stuck in a queue. Life often halts us literally in our tracks. Yet you can shift your frustration round and find calm in a queue.
It’s simple, give it a try!
Timetable your calm!
Lastly, your timetable for a calm day. It starts something like this:
On waking up
Start the day as you mean to go on! As you wake up, become aware of your breath. Feel connected to your body by stretching and noticing what mood you’re in.
If there are fears or worries already assaulting you, place your hand on your heart and whisper to yourself: ‘Today I am living in the present moment. It’s a new day. Every moment is new.’ Breathe calmly and then move on into your day. Be present.
Read on for the rest of your day’s timetable.
Do let me know if any of these mindful tips for calm work for you!
PS Here’s a quick Mindful Check-in for you to listen to:
Find your calm at Place of Serenity