In my recent article, Blissful Ways to Cultivate Calm (http://rochelelawson.com/blissful-ways-to-cultivate-calm/) I shared 7 blissful tips on how to utilize mindfulness to cultivate calm. I had so much fun writing that article that I decided to share 6 additional ways to assist you with practicing mindfulness that leads to cultivating calm and eliminating stress.
If you haven’t already guessed, my goal is to help you discover how to live a life of Bliss. In living a life of bliss, having excellent health and well-being is key. When you begin to feel better you begin to be able to enjoy life just a little bit more. The busyness of life can cause you to be stretched and pulled in many directions leading to tension, anxiety and stress. Cultivating mindfulness in to one’s daily living is a wonderful way to combat the painful effects of stress while enhancing your physical and mental well-being.
The six Blissful tips in the article can be combined with the original seven tips for a total of 13. Try utilizing the tips for 13 day repeating once for a total of 26 days and see the difference they can make in your life.
6 Blissful Tips to Cultivate Calm
1. WATCH THE RAIN FALL.
Notice the path of the rain as it falls toward the ground. If you are in a place that snows, try watching the snow instead. Let the puddles inspire you.
2. BE PATIENT.
Instead of wishing for the day, the week, the year to hurry by so you can get to something better, savor each moment, whether big or small.
3. TODAY AS YOU WORK, TAKE A MOMENT.
To think not about the task, but about those who will benefit from your task, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem.
4. PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR THOUGHTS.
Don’t try to change them, just be aware of them and then let them go without judgment.
5. TURN OFF ALL SCREENS FOR THE DAY.
No television, no phone, no computer. Be at peace with not being connected.
6. APPRECIATE A PET.
Take your dog for a walk and notice her joy as she explores your neighborhood. Play with your cat and appreciate his focus. Watch your goldfish and marvel at its grace. If you don’t share your life with a pet, borrow a friend’s or spend some time at a local animal shelter.
While engaging in the Blissful tips to practicing mindfulness while cultivating calm, be easy on yourself and have fun experiencing the benefits from each practice. The more you practice the easier it gets to cultivate calm.
Rochel Marie Lawson, RN, AHP, CMS
The Queen of Feeling Fabulous
Host of Blissful Living
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