If you find your mind slipping into a worrying state, do one of these ten things:
1. Remind yourself of this fact: “this too shall pass”
2. Remember that tomorrow is another day. Each time we focus on something new we create a new beginning. That can be tomorrow or even RIGHT NOW.
3. 99% of what we worry about never comes happens.
4. Smile and “fake it till you make it”. If we physically act cheerful, we will in fact become cheerful (and worrying anxious thoughts don’t stand a chance. Ha!)
5. Jump around in your living room by yourself or with family members to music or just laugh and be silly.
6. Get busy doing something. We tend to worry if we are being idle.
7. Write down a list of things you are thankful for in your gratitude journal.
8. Get moving!
9. Go outside. The natural world is very calming to the nerves and feeds the spirit.
10. Sit up a little taller and declare “I Am enough! Worry, be banished!”
A journal writing exercise for you:
Write down five things you love, five things you appreciate, and five things you want.
Remember, what we focus on grows. What we appreciate, appreciates.
Are you ready?
1, 2, 3…. Write!
My entry would look something like this tonight:
Five things I love:
1. My husband
2. My kids
3. My cats
4. Good coffee
5. Practicing yoga
Five things I appreciate:
1. Being married to a loving, intelligent, sexy, and kind man.
2. Having a job that has meaning and challenges me (and yes, provides me with a steady paycheck).
3. The wonderful sunny climate of Jacksonville, Florida (I spent 15 years in Seattle.)
4. Great music
5. Movies that make me think.
What I want:
1. Financial freedom
2. Adventures with my husband
3. My children to grow up feeling good about themselves and independent; ready to live their lives on their terms.
4. To be a published writer.
5.To be fit and healthy and magnificently vibrant!
Your turn. This exercise is great fun!
Debra ; )
I am often at my happiest when I am being creative. There is something very spiritual and almost magical when I am in that flowing space of creativity. The more time I spend in this space the more peace and joy I feel ,and the better I sleep at night.
Here are five ways that I ease myself into this blissful space and you can too!
Taking a hot bath is a great way to relax and pamper ourselves. Candle light, a glass of wine, good smelling bubbles and soap….Mmmmm… nice.
What about music to enhance the bathing experience?
Our local newspaper yesterday had an article posting the “Top 5 Song To Take A Hot Bath To”.
I thought this would be a fun list to share with you. The song ideas come from Devin Balara (wjct.org/radio) who hosts a locally produced radio show (here in Jacksonville, Florida), “Indie Endeavor”.
Here are the songs:
Feel free to comment with any music ideas of your own to share….
Source: The Times-Union Heather Lovejoy September 24, 2010
After a long day of work (or play!), we need time to unwind and settle into our evening. What are some ways that you like to relax at night?
Here are a few ideas that come to mind:
I could keep going but I like you to get your own list going… enjoy your evening! ; )
As we end the day and begin to unwind, it is nice to do things or think about things that give us that peaceful, calm feeling. That is an ideal state to be in before bed. What are things that make you feel calm?
For example, here are ten things that promote a feeling of calm for me:
What is some music that gives you joy , peace, and tranquility? I can remember when my fifteen year old son was a tiny baby. I had one of those sling/carrier things that enabled me to carry him close to me throughout the day. I can remember many Seattle area rainy days just listening to music and dancing with my baby in my living room. I actually had a cd called “Parents The Lullaby Album”. There was wonderful classical music on it that was so tender and soothing. I really remember Bach’s “Sheep May Safely Graze” from Cantanta No. 208. This piece of music is so sweet, it will almost bring tears to your eyes. I can remember my beautiful baby boy nestled into my chest, gently rocking and swaying to this music with him.
More music that I can remember from this era when I had to get a baby sleepy for his nap… Marvin Gaye, 10,000 Maniacs, George Thompson, Suzanne Vega, Simon & Garfunkel, Beatles , Winter’s Solstice collections, George Winston, Debbie Friedman, Mozart, Beethoven, Erik Satie’s Gymnopedie, and oh so many others.
The Power of music. It can energize us or bring us peace. For our purposes here at The Warm Milk Journal, what music gives you calm, peace, and tranquility? What is your lullaby?
Debra : )
There are certain kinds of music that I play when I want to relax. Here are some that I have enjoyed over the years when I am relaxing with a glass of wine, want to soothe babies to sleep, soothe myself after a long day…
What is some music that relaxes you?