Would you like to be calm and happy at work, even during a busy Monday morning?
Have you ever felt tired and worn out during your day?
Overwhelmed by the mounting volume of work you have to do?
Your mind full and cluttered and you can’t think straight?
And, when you get home, you struggle to unwired and relax?
And, doze off, on your settee, watching the late-night news!
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could have “unstoppable energy?”
And feel at ease, confident and focused at work – even when your department is short-staffed and your colleagues complaining about the lack of resources?
Wouldn’t that make you feel good?
Happy to be at work.
However, if your life is so busy when was the last time you felt calm and relaxed during your day?
Maybe you can’t even remember what it feels like to be calm and not worry about anything!
Naturally, being human and given the pace of modern day life, you will always have something to ponder and worry about. In fact, according to my dad, if he didn’t have something to worry about, he would be worried!
Despite what my dad believes, what if it were possible for you to be calm?
What would life look like for you?
Can you imagine “being calm” even when life is full-on?
Would you be interested?
How would learning to relax and be calm, help you cope better with things in your day to day life?
As a recovering burnt-out ex-Probation Officer and busy mum to three active young adult daughters, I would like to share with you 3 easy relaxation techniques I have used over the years to create a sense of calm and balance in my working day.
Not that I am perfect, far from it.
The 3 tips I am going to share with you – breathing, meditation and yoga, are practices, from yoga and meditation, I’ve used over the years to cope with the ups and downs of family life, including bereavement, divorce, working in a high-pressurised environment, running my own business, dealing with financial debt, poor health…
These three practices are breathing, meditation and Chair yoga.
They are simple practices you can easily slip into your busy day to ease stress and make you feel good and smile!
Keep reading to find out more…
Calm Moment Tip#1 Breathe – Notice Your Breath
If you watch my YouTube videos you’ll know that breathing, tuning into your breath is the most important practice you can do to regain your calm.
Learning how to breathe correctly is core to yoga and most schools of yoga will devote a portion of time to breathing practices.
Here’s one of my favourite yoga breathing exercise, which you can watch over on my YouTube Channel.
Just click here to watch this short guided breathing meditation online video.
Have a go and enjoy the sense of instant calm.
Calm Moment Tip #2 Move Your Body
Taking time to move your body during the day is another way to let go of stress and boost your energy, which instantly reduces tiredness and overwhelm.
If you spend most of your day, hunched over a computer, staring at a screen, chances are, by lunchtime, your back aches and you have trouble thinking straight.
Take ten minutes to practice these three simple Chair Yoga Exercises – Seated Trunk Twist, Arm Stretch Above Head and Seated Cat Stretch, to quickly ease tension from your body and boost your energy.
Calm Moment Tip #3 Attitude
Mindset is everything.
To keep your mind fresh, clear and calm, especially if your mind is consumed and cluttered with demands from your family and work, I encourage you to learn how to meditate, read motivational life story books, listen to inspirational speeches and talks.
The more uplifting thoughts you can fill your mind, or calm and still your thoughts, the easier it is for you to tune in and be calm and balance in your daily life.
So, to wrap up, if you are tired of being stressed and looking for easy ways to bring a sense of calm into your life, take time, practice the above 3 Calm Moment Tips – meditation, Chair Yoga and taking proper “breathing breaks” – during your day.
Every minute of your day you spend in “calm-relaxation-mood” will help you reduce stress and spend more fun time with loved ones.
Soooo, which Calm Moment Tip will you practice today?
Share your tips in the comment box below because your thoughts can help someone feel happy during their day. Thank you!
And, if you know anyone who is constantly on-the-go, complains they are always tired and stressed-out, please share this article with them, and as an extra special treat, gift them a copy of my popular Kindle ebook, Meditation For Beginners: The Essential Guide To Reduce Stress and Anxiety and Live A Healthy, Calm and Happy Life, which you can buy here, now.
Stay well and I look forward to reading your calm Moment Tip!
This post was originally posted in 2016 and updated 18th march 2017