I believe that the current way of life includes high levels of stress, ongoing worry about tasks, the demands of work and life, social anxiety, etc. Most individuals simply don’t experience any kind of tranquilly, calmness, or peace during their day.
I must admit that I sometimes behave in the same manner, but I have learnt a few things that have enabled me to feel calm far more frequently than in the past.
It’s a collection of routines that have emerged in recent years. While I don’t always succeed at them, I do practise them, and they are always beneficial.
These are routines, rather than a onetime alteration to my environment or work schedule. It’s nice to change your surroundings, but you often have no influence over what happens to you, and you most definitely have no control over how other people behave. The only thing you can influence is how you respond, and it matters how you respond. The identical occurrence can elicit your anger or anxiety, or it can elicit your tranquillity and peace of mind.
Let’s determine how.
The Practices To Calm Down In Life
Based on my experience, the habits listed below can help you become more calm:
A peaceful morning routine. Many people start their days off in a tense rush by rushing through their mornings. I get up a little earlier than usual (6 a.m. these days, though that may change), do some pranayama, then do some meditation. You don’t have to do the same things, but take advantage of the peace and quietness of the morning if you can.
Learn to control your reaction. What do you do when something stressful occurs? Some people are quick to act, yet doing so can occasionally damage if the stressful scenario involves another person. Others become enraged or overpowered. Yet some people feel sorry for themselves and wish that things were otherwise. Why aren’t other people acting more morally? Watch your reaction; it’s a crucial habit.
Don’t personalise situations. Take personal offence is a common response, as you observed in Habit 2. We frequently have a tendency to consider someone doing something we don’t like as a personal slight. Why don’t our kids tidy up their rooms? They’re challenging us! Why doesn’t my partner display any affection today? He or she must not give it the attention it deserves! Someone is being impolite at work? How are they able to treat us like this? Some even believe that the universe is conspiring against them personally. The other person is dealing with their problem, not yours, so it’s not personal. They are exerting every effort. You can train yourself to stop viewing occurrences as personal slights and to instead perceive them as impersonal, outside circumstances to which you can choose to react calmly or not at all.
Be thankful. Yes, many people discuss appreciation. But how frequently do we use it in relation to current events? Work is falling apart, our boss is irate, our coworkers are nasty, our children are misbehaving, or someone doesn’t love us as much as they should. Do these make us angry, anxious, or happy, or are we able to be grateful? Put an end to your whining and try to always be appreciative. This rigid habit has the power to alter your life.
Don’t multi-task. I believe these days people multitask more now than ever. People text while driving, walking, and riding public transportation. They email and read blogs; they tweet and post to Facebook and Instagram, they complete tasks while watching videos, they watch TV while eating, and they plan their days while carrying out household duties. Being constantly concerned that you should do more or something else is a terrific way to make anxiety a part of everything you do. What if, instead, you limited your actions to just one and came to believe that you weren’t supposed to be doing anything else? Just eat, it takes practise. Simply clean your bowl. Walk only. Simply speak with someone. Just focus on finishing one book or article at a time. Just write. Simply complete each email one at a time until your inbox is clear. You’ll discover that focusing solely on one task while letting everything else go brings peace.
Slow down. There is constant noise in our life, including visual clutter, notifications, social media, the news, and all the stuff we have to read. And to be honest, none of that is required. Reduce these factors and more to make room and calm in your life.