The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.
Calmness in our lives requires acceptance of everything without judgment or exclusion. It enables us to see more clearly not only from where we have come but also where we will be going next.
We seem to gain, not lose, as we grow older, not just in terms of experience and wisdom, but by learning to discern between what’s important and what isn’t.
Our busy lifestyles, overloaded work schedules, countless activities, and insatiable appetite for the next big thing, make us restless to the point where we get stressed out and lose sight for the meaning of it all. And yet, it is almost alien to us to forgo something that seems to offer itself as an opportunity. To regain a stage of calmness and peace of mind, we have to learn to sometimes let go of things, even when they are within our reach.
Take a look at the following ideas to help you “find your calm.” Implement what works for you:
- Embrace the Moment
- Put Down Your Phone
- Eat Clean
- Simplify Your Day
- Sleep Better Naturally
- Laugh More
- Stop Worrying
- Open Your Heart
- Love More Purely
- Live a Positive Life
- Find Peace in the Chaos
- Try Meditation
- Passion in your life journey
Life, at times, may feel like a knotted ball of string. Unfortunately, not an easy task to untangle.
But that is when we have to stop, take a deep breath, and untangle one knot at a time. It is very overwhelming looking at all the knots that you have to untangle, but very doable and less stressful succeeding in each knot individually.
This actually works. When I have a full plate of things I need to do, I tend to ruminate over each one of them while trying to get to sleep. That is the key…trying to get to sleep. I toss and turn with my long list of tasks, and I’m awake for most of the night.
One thing that I have to remember to do is take a deep breath, and listen to the sounds of waves unfolding on the beach from my meditation dream machine.
Finding my “calm” is not an easy task. But if I work at it, I find it easier to at least try to let go of the stress of my plate tipping over with the list of what needs to be done. It is definitely a “work in progress.”
So, join the dialogue and let us know your suggestions for finding the “calm” in your life journey.
As always, I am …the ‘work in progress’, Boomer Explorer.