Gentle reader, welcome to today’s blog post 5 Easy Ways To Find Calm in Your Busy Day where I share with you 5 relaxation techniques you can use to reduce stress and find some calm in your busy day.
When was the last time you felt at peace?
You know, that feeling where your mind is totally at ease and your body relaxed. You feel content and satisfied with the world?
Also, what does “being calm” mean to you?
Maybe, for you, being calm represents a state when you totally chill and relax on a sunny beach; or when you are in the flow, for example, making bread, baking cakes, crocheting, reading or just chilling out in the park or nature.
However, if your life is so busy, 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 and you struggle to wake up, feel lethargic at work and clock watch all day because you need to leave on time to help your partner out at home with looking after your family?
Would you be interested?
How would learning to weave moments of calm and space into your day help you cope better with things in your day to day life?
If you feel less stress and more calm is something you want more of, then you are in the right the place.
As a recovering burnt-out ex-Probation Officer and busy mum to three active daughters, I would like to share with you 5 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 5 tips I am going to share with you are practices, from yoga and meditation, that over the years have helped me cope with the ups and downs of family life, divorce, working in a high-pressurised environment, running my own business, dealing with financial debt and poor health…
These five practices are breathing, relaxation techniques, exercise, attitude, healthier eating options.
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 let me know how you get on.
Calm Moment Tip #2 Move Your Body
Taking time to move your body is another way to let go of stress and boost your energy, which instantly reduces stress and overwhelm.
Yoga and walking are my go to forms of body movement and daily exercise.
However, in recent months, since hurting my back last Summer (2015) these days I practice Feldenkrais Movement Exercises. Feldenkrais Exercises are simple, gentle and very minimal movements and is having a profound effect on how I feel in my body.
My back is regaining her strength and at the end of every session, my whole body feels strong and stable.
If you are interested in finding out more about how Feldenkrais exercises to help relieve your lower back pain and heighten your sense of body awareness, click here to read more about Feldenkrais.
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 the easier it is for you to tune in and be calm and balance in your daily life.
Calm Moment Tip #4 Taking Time-Out For Self-Care
Self-massage, taking warm luxurious baths, going for sacred walks in the local park, chatting with positive friends, are simple ways you can let go off stress, rest and bring a sense of calm into your day.
Calm Moment Tip #5 Eat Well
I’m sure you have heard of the expression you are what you eat!
Taking time to eat wholesome foods, in a calm and relaxed manner makes a difference to your mood. Can you recall how tired, bloated and heavy you feel after your last Family Thanksgiving or Christmas meal.
In my recent Kindle eBook Yoga For Beginner, Your Complete Guide To Detox Your Body And Calm Your Mind, I go into more detail into the role food and eating well from a yogic perspective has on your mood and ability to feel calm and at ease in your world.
If eating well is important to you and your family, check out my Yoga Detox Book to learn more about how following a yogic diet and lifestyle can help you reduce stress and feel calm.
So to wrap up, if you are stressed and looking for easy ways to bring a sense of peace and calm into your life, take time to weave the following 5 relaxation techniques -eat well, invest in self-care, meditate and fill your mind with inspirational messages, 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 technique will you practice today?
Share your tips in the comment box below because I like hearing from you! Thank you!
If you know anyone who is constantly on-the-go, complains they are always tired and stressed-out, please share this article with them as a way of showing them you care. Stay well and be happy.
PS. If being calm and positive is part of the way you wish to live your life, check out my new 7-Day online course for Busy Women -Relax & De-Stress, guaranteed to help you reduce stress and be calm….in 7 days or less! You can find out more about Relax & De-stress, when you click on this link.