It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

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Sunday, October 04, 2020

Chapter 10, Page 4, Book 20

You create your own calm.

Author Unknown

October 4th - take a deep breath

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, it empties today of its strength .

Corrie ten Boom

There are times when we all need to stop and take a deep breath and just let our troubles go..  The simplest way to get more calm right away is to choose a calm restoring activity and make time for it. 

Calm will happen

When you struggle to get out of your head and let go of all that’s in there, your activity is the way to go.  

Sometime I simply let go and let my imagination to take over and go to my happy place, a imaginary trip to the beach and that will calm me right down.  When I think about the calming  effects of the waves going in and out then I calm right down.  It’s something any of us can do.   

It’s up to each of us to find beauty in the ugliest of days.  When we’re facing a series of challenges it can be easy to slip into tunel vision and focus on what’s going wrong at the expense of what is going well.  Even taking the time to think about things we feel grateful for can help bring about a balanced perspective to our day to day experiences.

Pay attention to your thoughts and replace any negative ones with happy ones.    We are what we think about.

Taking a long walk and getting exercise also helps our sense of mental well being.  When I worked, Id often take a walk around the block just to let out all the tension of the day and felt much better when I got home.

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another. 

William James


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Take a deep breath and calm will come.

jack69 said...

Right now I am trying to create 'My Own Calm!'. Nice visit, Thanks
Sherry & jack from down here.

betty said...

So true how deep breaths and refocusing our thoughts can help us ease our anxiety and stress and make us more calm!


Chatty Crone said...

I love the quote by Corrie ten Boom:
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, it empties today of its strength .
How true is that?

Mevely317 said...

Good stuff! Back in the early 70's I signed up for a Silva Mind Control seminar where, among other things, they mentally touted "going to one's happy place." Then, more than a decade later when I started a new job, the girl who was training me confided: When the stress gets to be too much, I just go outside and walk around the building 2-3 times.

I've forgotten much of what was taught in that seminar, but still enjoy going to my happy place in the forest ... if only in my mind.

Buttercup said...

I try to take a walk in the morning and another in the early evening, though I may need to reschedule my walks as it gets dark earlier. I really find it calms and centers me better than almost anything else. Have a good week!