The world feels like it's turning upside down. Nothing feels "right" or familiar. Tom Brady is leaving the New England Patriots football team and going to play for the Tampa Buccaneers. Ha-ha! I bet you thought I was talking about the Coronavirus. I couldn't resist. I fully recognize that we are in a serious situation and I also know that if we fall into despair we won't be able to keep our spirits or our immunity up. When we get that sinking feeling and it lasts for more tha
Let’s take a quick walk down memory lane and browse through all the different topics we covered over the past 15 days. Here’s a quick rundown: Welcome and Why it’s More Important than Ever to Find Calm Clutter Causes Overwhelm & Stress Creating Inner Calm Through Meditation A Calm & Relaxing Bedroom Promotes Better Sleep Simple Ways to Stay Calm When Chaos Erupts Take a Critical Look at the Media You’re Consuming Is Your Smartphone Stressing You Out? A Good Morning Routine Ca
Often times, one feeling can help promote another. During our 15-Day Challenge, we're seeking ways to create calm in our lives. Today, I'd like to introduce you to the importance of gratitude. Feeling grateful about what you have in your life can lead to a tremendous number of other positive feelings. One tool to help you harness the power of gratitude is a journal. Let's explore the concept of feeling grateful and using a gratitude journal to practice mindfulness. About a Gr
In today's busy world, there's a certain stigma against relaxation. Think about it. Do you ever feel guilty when you take the time to sit around, read a good book, or take a nap? We're taught that hard work is equivalent to being a good, productive citizen. The only way most people can justify taking time off is to get sick! While a work ethic is important, it's also crucial to understand that your brain needs to relax in order to function at its best. Allowing our minds to w
You already know that exercise is good for your body, and we've touched upon the ways it can help you to feel better, too. Getting physical has a lot of benefits for your mind. It can't be overstated how good it is for you to move your body. Allow me to focus a bit more on the benefits of exercise for calming your mind. Amp Up Happy Brain Chemicals Endorphins, known as the brain's happy chemicals, are released when you work out. These chemicals produce a euphoric feeling, and
When it comes to quieting your mind so that you can feel calmer, there's actually 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, such as keeping a notebook on your night table. Keep a Notebook While it doesn't have to be on the nightstand, keeping a notebook with you or within close proximity is a great
About the Author
Barbara L Cummings, MS, RN, is a sassy Queen-ager, mentor, confidante and trusted guide who provides people with life support.