We all can developing calmness. This video is about just that. I share my tips on how to develop a calm mind.
You can watch the video right here, and if for some reason you can’t, then you can always read the text below.
In my video explaining the tools for developing resilience – the first and most important tool that I spoke of was “a calm mind”.
I thought it’d be a good idea to break down these tools further.
Now by no means am I a saint – that I have the most still and calm mind. I’m a work in progress, but that’s what’s important – the progress.
Here are three things that I do to develop calmness.
1. I breathe. Seems really simple – right? Isn’t that something we all do?!… ummmm yes… but there’s a difference.
Deep breathing is when you breathe into your stomach. Your stomach fills up air and then your chest. I find, when people panic or are in a stressful situation, their breathing is pretty shallow – you fill only their chest moving.
By bringing this about in daily practice, even when I am in a normal mental state, it has somehow become my norm. it allows for better circulation of oxygen and definitely helps to keep me calmer.
There are various breathing practices that can be done as a part of a 10minute routine. I do one, and it’s called anulom-vilom.
2. I meditate. You can kick off a more successful path to meditation if you first regulate your breathing. And one misconception about meditation is that you have to empty your thoughts – and thinking that in itself is a thought.
What you do need to do is ALLOW thoughts to enter your mind, but what you won’t do is engage with the thought – having a conversation with the thought only leads to more thoughts and a very full mind. So all you need to do is watch the thought enter and watch it leave.
this will take some practice, and if you wish for me to do a detailed video on this, do drop me a message.
3. I drink more water. We are 70% water and water is connected to our emotions – if we get stressed, water helps with calming our state.
And now for the 4th and final thing.
4. I consciously lower my voice when I sense that I’m getting angry.
I believe this awareness exists because of my improved breathing and my ability to better evaluate situations – I will do a video this second tool to resilience.
But for now… a quick recap 1. Breathe 2. Meditate 3. Drink Water 4. Be conscious and aware of your tone of voice.
Stay tuned for the next video – the one on How To Evaluate Your life.