Calm: When the daily chaos of life becomes overwhelming, and you find yourself on the edge of a cliff – do not rush to rush down. You know it will hurt, right? Instead, use these 17 techniques to uncover your parachute of calm and land smoothly without injury or consequences.
Use a spray with lavender water
Studies have shown that this flowering plant can be used both to relax muscles and as inhalations to provide a calming effect. Lavender is an effective remedy for anxiety, depression, irritability, panic, stress and sleep problems. Simply spray lavender water indoors to feel more relaxed and relaxed.
Discover a new perspective
Change your perspective on the situation – ask why you feel depressed. Does this problem really deserve such attention? Can you solve it? Do you have a roof over your head and food on the table? Then maybe things are not as bad as you think? Start thinking positively, or at least try to smile at first.
Go for a walk
To feel the soothing effect of walking, you do not need to knock on the asphalt for hours. A short walk can be as effective as a long walk. Five minutes in the fresh air can be quite enough for the reunion with nature and focusing on the present moment.
Listen to soothing music
Choose music that soothes you with your slow pace and pleasant melodies. Music is an anchor of calm. Every time you feel an alarm coming in, turn on your favorite song and just close your eyes for a minute.
Meditate at short intervals throughout the day. Relaxing, relaxing and once again relaxing!
When you smile, inside there is a feeling of peace and well-being. Simply put, you just feel happier. Try to smile, even when you are stuck in traffic and do not have time for an important meeting.
When you feel nervous tension, you begin to breathe quickly and superficially. Concentrate on your breathing and you will feel quick and instant relaxation. Slow down breathing and, in particular, exhale.
Garden work and time spent in nature will help restore your strength and relax your body and mind. If you do not have time to get dirty in the garden, a simple watering of indoor plants can be no less effective way to calm down.
Write down all
Keeping a diary will allow you to clarify thoughts and feelings, as well as help you gain valuable knowledge and confidence. This can also be a great tool for solving problems because sometimes it is easier to find a solution when a problem is written on paper. You can also release strong emotions, gain clarity and let go of the situation. Release what you don’t need and stop worrying about what you cannot change.
Do some stretching
We all know about the benefits of yoga to relieve stress, but if you don’t have time to attend daily yoga classes, you can still feel the benefit by including a short stretch on your daily activities list.
Visualize a peaceful scenario
The mind is very strong! When you visualize peaceful, serene scenes, a sense of calmness and harmony appears within you, as if you were really experiencing them. Despite the fact that this is just a visualization, the body will really begin to relax, and the stress will disappear. Close your eyes and imagine the rhythmic waves on the endless white sandy beach.
Call a friend or girlfriend
If you regularly experience stress, it means you have not been able to change your habits and outlook on life. Friends or close people who make you happy will help you quickly recover and find peace of mind.
Use mobile apps
This may seem silly, but in fact, it is an effective way to get yourself back in the present moment. We are talking about applications for awareness. Set the alarm as a reminder: the alarm will make you quickly return to the present moment. You will have to drop everything for a minute and just breathe.
Do not turn on the TV
Do not watch the evening news while eating and occasionally relax from stressful fear-based media.
Just throw the phone
Take a break from the outside world and connect with your inner self (after talking with a friend, of course!).
Drink or eat something sweet
Drink some sweet liquid or eat chocolate. Dissolve sugar or honey in a glass of water and drink it in one gulp. The body will start producing pleasure hormones – endorphins, you will begin to focus your attention on tasty food or drink.
Make yourself a massage
Give yourself a finger massage. Alternately rub the nail phalanx of the extremities – here are the nerve endings and certain points, the effect on which will help you calm down. And do not forget that life is not what happened yesterday or will happen tomorrow, only what is happening right now matters. Therefore, live every moment in harmony and happiness. You deserve it!