Updated: Jun 16
When it comes to quieting your mind to feel calmer, there's quite a lot you can do for yourself. Having a few tricks up your sleeve will help you to de-stress and to lessen your anxiety when things are particularly chaotic. Let's take a look at some tips for gaining a calmer mind.
Keep a Notebook
While it doesn't necessarily have to be on the nightstand, keeping a notebook with you or within close proximity is a great idea for lots of reasons. Remember when we talked about doing a brain dump? This process of writing things down to get them out of your head can do wonders for freeing up space so that your mind can process things more efficiently. The brain dumps don’t have to be long-- simply jotting things down as you think of them can relieve your mind and help you to remember information for later, while increasing creativity.
Morning pages involve a routine of writing every morning. This practice allows you to get your thoughts onto paper each day in order to process them and to find patterns in your thinking. It's awesome for working through personal issues and for sparking new ideas.
Tools to calm your mind don't always have to be something you can hold. Activities do a wonderful job of helping you to clear your head, as well. There's nothing better than taking a nature walk when you want to feel calm and centered. We’ve learned the importance of movement, and how a change in environment can help when you're feeling uptight. Whether you choose a light stroll or amp up the intensity for a longer hike, you’re guaranteed to reap the benefits.
Take a Bath
Water is a soothing element to surround yourself in. Taking a bath lets you soak your troubles away in warm water that can also alleviate physical stress on your body. Adding bubble bath or oil can contribute to the calm with aromatherapy. Plus, the process of taking a bath forces you to slow down, giving your mind time to unwind.
These are some of my favorite suggestions for relaxing your mind. Give them a try to see what results you get and then you can begin to add to your toolbox of relaxing tips as you desire. You'll soon find things that work well for you.
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