With so many tough and stress inducing situations presenting themselves in our lives every day, we need to find ways to reach calm. This is not only healthy for the body, but also for the mind and spirit. Here are a few things that you can do every day to work on your calm and lift your spirits.
Take up Writing as a Hobby
Writing is a wonderful way to pass your time. Those who write for a living like Michael Volitich know that many joys you get when you put pen to paper. In addition to the potential to make a good living, you can also use it to get out things that have been bothering you. When you do this, it is therapeutic and produces a feeling of calm.
You can choose to anything from poems to prose and from fiction to biographies. You can focus on long form writing meaning books, or go for shorter stories like those appearing in periodicals and journals. The result is the same which is a release that will give your spirit a boost and relaxation to your soul.
This idea about sitting in a Lotus position, and chanting strange words has given meditation a bad rap. Meditation is simply being able to clear your mind of thoughts that are causing you negativity or bad health. You can meditate anywhere and at any time including in an elevator, while sitting at your desk, or even when trapped in a traffic jam. The focus of meditation is always around your breath and learning how to manipulate your breath so that it can help you remove stress. Once you begin you’ll be surprised at how in a very short period of time you can meditate and your stress is completely eliminated. You can even meditate during a stressful meeting and around people who always stress you out. This is a very useful tool for everyone to have and everyone should learn how to meditate. Head to youtube and you can learn how to meditate and less than 5 minutes.
Being realistic means that you are honest with yourself about where you on your life what your potential is, and what is likely to happen. When you set unrealistic expectations for yourself, you invite stress. If you plan on being financially independent within the next 18 months, and do not have a way to realistically make that happen, it will stress you out. If you are interested in the most beautiful and successful woman at your job, and she is already dating your boss, this will stress you out too. What I’m saying is stay within yourself and aim at those things that you can accomplish. This strategy will allow you to have wins for yourself, and give you confidence rather than stress.
Stress is something that must be worked on every day. And sometimes just when you think you’ve found ways to get rid of it, it comes back. This is why it’s important to have tools like the ones listed here. You can use them whenever you need, and they work all the time. Good luck and you can do it!