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Welcome and Why it’s More Important than Ever to Find Calm

Thank you so much for joining me in this 15 Days of Creating Calm Challenge. Welcome! I'm thrilled you've decided to come along on this two-week+ journey to discovering a life of peace you may not have known could exist. I know that may sound like an exaggeration, but it's truly not.

Living a calmer life is possible. Today's world is more hectic by nature. Everything seems to be moving faster. However, the basic resources for creating serenity remain the same. Learning just a few tips and tools can help you gain control of the chaos that seems to constantly surround you.

It doesn’t mean it will always be easy. Most of us have lots of obligations. There are people, tasks, deadlines, and more clamoring for your attention. It can be tough (but not impossible) to tune out all the distractions and to focus on one thing at a time. All of that extra noise really adds to your stress levels over time.

One of the biggest reasons for our stress is that there is disarray and discord throughout our lives, along with our ever-present to-do list weighing on our shoulders. Sometimes it feels like too much to bear. During this challenge, I'll walk you through various areas of your life and show you ways you can take charge of the pandemonium that seems to confront you on a daily basis.

We'll start with clutter tomorrow. Whether it's at home, on the job, or in your mind, clutter is a huge obstacle to calm. Technology can add to feeling hyped-up and the barrage of smartphone alerts and ever-present media can have you on-edge and out-of-sorts. Your immediate surroundings also play a big role in how you feel at any one moment. When all you see is mess and disorganization, it's bound to affect you in a negative way.

In addition to showing you the ways in which your life can be consumed by chaos, many of which you may never have suspected, I'll share with you concrete methods for addressing them. You'll discover tools for taking control of your life's disarray, no matter what the source. Journaling, meditation, morning routines, streamlining, organization, and other techniques are just the beginning of taking back your life and creating calm. I highly recommend that you pick out a notebook just for these 15 days and jot down helpful notes and observations.

While life can seem like a free-for-all sometimes, it truly doesn't have to. Understanding what leads to the chaos and learning simple strategies to deal with these sources can go far toward creating a calmer world, at least in your corner of it. Join me for a journey that I feel confident will lead to great things for you. I'm happy and honored to have you along with me. Be on the lookout for tomorrow’s suggestions on how to get the upper hand with clutter.

Sparkles and Love,

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Barbara L Cummings, MS, RN

the Mindful Maven and Mistress of Meditation, is a sassy Queen-ager, mentor, confidante and trusted guide who provides people with everyday life support. 

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