In this article, you’ll discover why and how to relax and calm your mind so that you can enjoy a moment of peace and feel invigorated.
Can you explain why your life is the way it is? Can you predict how your life will be in the future? Do you know what things you should change or improve your life?
Now, if you jumped at answering any of those questions, well done! Most probably you know where you are going and how to get there. However, are you allowing yourself, from time to time, to do nothing? Or to do meaningless things just for the sake of it?
Life is not a competition: “let’s see who gets first and more safely to death.” Life is hectic sometimes, dull other times, but always worth living. How do you know? You are aware of it by allowing life to delight you with ups and downs, accomplishments and lessons to learn, love and connection, with thrills followed by moments of peace and serenity.
Most people understand and feel the true meaning and value of life when you give yourself a break, slow down, enjoy the scenery of life, and relax your brain. Could you appreciate the beauty of a town from an airplane flying by at high speed and altitude? Most probably, you can’t!
Here you have 9 Ways to Relax and Calm Your Mind to enjoy and notice the beauty of life.
1. Discover the value of Compassion
Compassion is a kind act of acceptance and understanding. It is a moment of peace where failure is broken down to its bones, understood and seen as it is: a response to a way of doing things and not a characterization of the person doing it.
Offer yourself compassion and feel satisfied with who you are at this precise moment. Leave behind any feelings of inferiority, being too self-conscious, trusting others more than you trust yourself, self-judgment or blame.
Give yourself compassion and feel satisfied with who you are because that is your foundation for whoever you what to become. It is your ground level from where you can start flying.
Feed your success journey with compassion (to yourself and others). Let your road, through relaxing your mind, be smooth, pleasant and rewarding. Compassion allows you to relax, enjoy a moment of peace and then, accept things you can’t change but be resilient at the same time.
2. Take a walk
Walking relieves stress, makes you feel calm and content. Plus, it’s kind of hard to have negative thoughts/emotions when walking. Is it not? Walking just for the fun of it it’s one of the best ways to relax your mind. Just a thought…you could try it daily for the rest of your life!
3. Call a friend
Did you know that one of the most important secrets to a happy life is to stay connected? Call a friend and entertain each other; talk about mundane things and, then, interesting things. Rediscover the value and pleasure of human connection, feel more relaxed, safer, loved and accepted.
4. Cook something new
Many people believe their life lacks passion and excitement, never noticing the little things that make life enjoyable and happy. Cooking something new, for example, allows you to enjoy one of your passions in a useful way, helps you to alleviate tension and feel more positive about things.
Cooking something new can be the instant recipe for a calm mind. Then, if you can share it with someone you love, double the effect.
5. Hug a tree
We have a deep connection to nature which is one of the most effective remedies to all sorts of problems we might have: from physical pains to emotional ones.
Dancing is one of those things that you can do no matter where you are and doesn’t need props or other pieces of equipment.
When you feel stressed, uninspired, sad, or (even) overwhelmed, Stand Up, put the music on and dance. The motion range of dancing is forcing (gently) all your brain areas to talk to each other, and the result is feeling peaceful and relaxed. Not to mention that (all your brain areas talking to each other) alleviates anxiety.
7. Make a colored drawing
Did you notice that colors influence your mood and sense of well-being? If you have a favorite color, do you feel better when you see it? Do you feel joy and a bit freer?
Listen, you don’t have to be Picasso to enjoy playing with colors, drawing or painting. The result you should be looking for is less a piece of art, and more a moment of peace and relaxation. Right? Therefore, have fun! Don’t allow others lie to you that you don’t have enough talent for it.
8. Play with your pet
Don’t you just love Fifi or Fluffy? Don’t you just love provoking your pets to be a bit naughty and then, humanize their reactions, laughing and giggling together?
Would anybody else be happy to see you coming back from taking the rubbish out?
9. Sing in the shower
Singing is, like dancing, an activity that improves the biochemistry of your brain releasing endorphins. You feel good, relaxed and more creative after singing. Is it not?
Are you wondering why singing in the shower? It sounds better; plus, you spend some time in the shower daily doing “nothing”.
Now, do you want to feel better about life and yourself? Learn to relax: enjoy moments of peace, compassion, surround yourself with trusted friends, sing and dance under a tree. Life is meant to be lived and loved.