In our beautiful world, it’s so easy to get caught up in the flow of others energy, to become trapped in the thoughts of the mind and start unconsciously swirling around in the rush of the day.
Without even knowing the day slips by, the weeks are gone and then as if suddenly a new year is rolling around. Yet you still feel rushed off your feet, overwhelmed by thoughts and stressed by your to-do list.
How do you get yourself out of this pattern? How do you find a little slice of peace amongst the mayhem? How do you get that zen-like calm other’s seem to have?
Here are my top tips for finding an inner calm that radiates from the inside out:
1. Let go of comparison; stop comparing your looks, health, job, energy levels, finances, to-do list, mindset and everything else to anybody else.
You are not in a race with anyone else and who he or she is isn’t who you are meant to be, you are here on this planet to simply be yourself so stop comparing who you are with anybody else.
2. Get moving; the body is created to be moved, those muscles are made to be worked and those legs are made to be used. By sitting still all day every day you are creating stagnant energy in the body.
Go for a walk with a friend, have a dance party in your living room, jump in the ocean or go to a class. Personally, for me nothing beats a vinyasa yoga class, the mind can not think of anything other than the pose I’m in or I’ll fall over.
3. Write it down; from the repetitive thoughts in your head to your to-do list. Whatever it is that has you running a million miles an hour get it down on paper.
Journaling can be an effective way to get all the conversations, arguments and future predictions going on in your head into a visual context. Often while writing it down you’ll come to the solution or you’ll realise it is simply a thought created without any truth and holds no value.
4. Be still; set time aside every day, yes every single day, to get still. I love meditation though it could be sitting in silence for a couple of minutes or taking five deep breaths.
From 2 minutes to 30 minutes, the amount of time doesn’t matter. Creating a few minutes in your day to simply be, without an agenda or anywhere else to be will cultivate a sense of calm far beyond what you’d think.
Aren’t you important enough to give yourself at least 2 minutes out of 24 hours to just breath?
You are important and you are worthy of time, time to spend on yourself to cultivate an inner calm that will change the way see yourself and how you approach your day.
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Have fun on your journey!