You create your own calm.
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, I’d 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.