4 Keys To A Happy And Peaceful Mind
Feeling off? Stressed, Burnt out? Here are 4 simple ways ways to calm your mind and reconnect.
MOVEMENT & CREATIVE RELEASE
I dance. This is my outlet. I believe that once you find that movement or creative drive within you that acts as your release: be it emotional, physical or both - you have found something that will make you happy for the rest of your life. Whether it's dancing, running, swimming, playing violin, singing, painting - through creativity i feel i am able express my feelings and work through whatever it is that may does not serve me.
When I find the downtime and the right frame of mind to read… Not only do I feel inspired, to delve deeper into the knowledge studied by others and educate myself in fields other than my own - but I feel a brighter sense of being wash over me. Reading enriches a higher sense of understanding, most importantly - from another point of view. This outlook from another person not only teaches you - but shows you another way of looking at things, people, places or events… you can then take this perception of whatever it may be and put it into practice in your own reality. Mind blowing I say! I find myself reading anything, Novels to Textbooks, Thesauruses to Encyclopaedias. Brushing up on languages, Flicking through Articles, poems, art critiques and more. Self Study is very important to me.
NATURE IS SUBLIME
Impressive in her power and grandeur! We all marvel at the mountains don't we? I find myself calm, centred and effortlessly experiencing a higher sense of self awareness when I have spent some down time just breathing, and observing my immediate surroundings in nature. From the grains of sand, pebbles and bark beneath my seat, to the singing of birds in trees. The waves and rustles of the leaves amidst the clouds that swirl and sweep across the sky.
STILLNESS and SOLTITUDE
This one speaks for itself. Just take some time to enjoy being still, over anything spend some time to be alone, with yourself. I find my alone time, whether it be a few days or a few weeks, is when i really grow and evolve and begin to understand myself.. Even if it means a short while away from your best friend or significant other. I find you can loose your sense of self ever so easily in a relationship, so this is my fourth and final key - Solitude is Bliss.