Our power to create is beyond measure and you have the ability to create calm within you at any moment. I am going to give you 5 tips that work for me and my intention is that they will be helpful for you too. I also know that it you who really knows what you need. Perhaps some of my words will resonate, perhaps the energy will help you remember that which you already know. I would love to hear your feedback and what you find helpful to connect to your inner calm. The words within you could be waiting for this opportunity to reach out and assist another on their own journey.
1. Be with nature
I'm lucky enough to be surrounded by an abundance of nature. Find some nature near you, perhaps a tree, a river, a lake, the ocean or a beautiful park. If that doesn't seem possible, watch a You-tube video of nature or play nature sounds. Find a way to connect with nature and then simple allow yourself to be. You may close your eyes and feel the energy, perhaps you will focus on the bark of a tree, the patterns in the clouds, the feel of the earth beneath your feet. Just be with no expectations and feel the presence of nature around you. Listen to your intuition, reach out and touch the tree if that's what calls you, put your feet in the healing waters of the ocean, follow the wisdom of your heart.
2. Spend time with animals
As an animal lover, animals play a vital part in my well-being. To be in the presence of an animal always makes for a better day! If you have animal family, make time to really connect with them. Patting or brushing them if that's what they like, playing with them or simple watch them being who they are. You may even like to deepen your connection by communicating with them. Take yourself into a place of calm or meditation, focus on connecting with your heart centre and when you feel relaxed begin to send your loving thoughts to your animal family. Notice how they respond and be open to hearing their response!
If you don't have animal family, perhaps you can find an animal to watch or connect with or find some great animal clips on You-Tube. There is an abundance of heart-warming and funny animal clips to brighten your day.
3. Meditate in a way that's right for you
There are so many ways to meditate these days and there will definitely be one for you. I love meditation but sitting in silence and guided meditations may not be for you! You could try to see if there's any styles that work for you, such as sound meditations, chanting, mantras or mindfulness. Or you could just find the activity that acts as a meditation for you. It could be running, cooking, colouring, dancing, yoga, woodwork, gardening...........the list is endless. Think of an activity that allows you to be and do more of that!
4. Fun and laughter
Do things in life that you enjoy. The more time you spend being happy, the greater your inner peace is going to be. Commit to taking one step each day towards creating a happier life for you. If things are challenging at the moment and you're not sure where to start, do something small such as watching a funny video online. Each step you take helps to shift the energy and propels you onto the path of happiness that you deserve.
5. Love yourself
Each day commit to acts of kindness and love towards yourself. Each time you have a negative thought about yourself, pause for a moment and speak some words of kindness. Begin to honour your needs. There is always time. When in the shower, think of the water as love pouring over you, when brushing your teeth, remind yourself of all the wonderful things you did. Write some positive affirmations about yourself and stick them to the toilet door! Make time for the exercise you want to do, the books you want to read........you are amazing and you deserve this love. And as you honour this magnificent being that you are, you will become the greatest version of yourself and you will be a better friend, partner, parent, colleague.....you will be all that you are! As you commit to loving yourself more each day, you will find that inner calm, you will find that comfort in knowing and being the wonderful and unique person that you are.
May you be blessed on your journey.