4 Efficient Ways When Everything Falls Apart & I Need to Calm Down My Mind

MIND & SOUL Jan 11, 2017 11 Comments

Never in the history of calming down has anyone ever calmed down by being told to calm down. – Everyone who needs to calm down

With the new semester approaching and with it new tasks and duties, there are moments when I feel like a squeezed lemon.

You know, like everything I would like to do in this kind of moment, is just lay down and think about anything.

Like it doesn’t matter at all.

But these days happen

A life without sh*tty days isn’t a life. That’s my opinion.

Having a clear mind is important for me and also for my creativity process. Nobody wants to work with negative thoughts in his mind and so time to time is good to have something that makes you free from the negative days.

And so, over time I’ve created some sort of rituals that help me face these days and actually not let them disrupt my mind or any of my chakras. Trust me, you don’t want to mess with them.

What I do when bad days happen

As I said, I’ve adopted a few rituals that help me to calm down my mind. Today, I would like to share them with you.

Just be careful: Even thought some of these rituals may seem quite “usual”,  don’t go with your first impression.

You know, sometimes, we are able to travel the world just because to find the meaning of our life. But oftentimes, the meaning is right in front of us.

Here are my favourite rituals to overcome these types of days.

1. Take a shower

And I mean like a real shower. You know, the one I am totally stress-free and nothing or nobody won’t make me get out and leave.

I dare to say that the shower has a very symbolic meaning to me. By taking a shower, I actually get rid of every damn bad experience or feeling that happened me that day. It flows with the water and I feel better.

I just shake it off, shake it off. ♫

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2. Take a nap

I don’t really care if it’s 10 am or 3 pm, if my day worth a crap, I don’t give a damn what time is it. I just take a nap and simply sleep it off.

Besides, it’s scientifically proofed that sleep helps us to get over the stress and improves our mood. So, nobody can’t tell me that I can’t sleep at 2 pm because science says something else.

But seriously. I use sleeping on everything – when I have a bad mood or somebody ruins my day. Because my motto is: Better to sleep on it.

3. Practice mindfulness

To be honest, for me, it’s a brand new thing. Yet, I’ve heard so many positive effects that mindfulness brings. So, when you feel overwhelmed, mindfulness is a really good option.

As you know, I love being in the present moment. The present is my big source of energy. Something I use when the past is too dark and the future far far away

4. I procrastinate

Mostly, we take procrastination as something contra productive. Although, it’s just quite natural that people can’t be productive 24/7. Actually, I believe that when we procrastinate in a right way, we can produce a lot of new amazing ideas.

So, when I feel I want to do nothing, I do nothing. Meanwhile, I calm down my mind and focus on much more important things.

Let’s talk

What are you rituals for bad days? Do you practise mindfulness? Let me know in comments.




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4 Efficient Ways When Everything Falls Apart & I Need to Calm Down My Mind

Lucie

Twenty-year student based in the Czech Republic. She admires everything minimal and floral. And she is also a big bookworm.

11 Comments

  1. Edye

    Such a wonderful post! I find taking a shower makes me feel 200% better after a rough day 🙂

    • Lucie

      Thank you, Edye! I am glad you like it. And yeah, a shower is a life-saver.

  2. Angel

    Hi Lucie, When I need to calm down. I pray! Just had to do when I got home from work today 🙂

    • Lucie

      That’s also a nice way how to calm down. Thanks for sharing, Angel. 🙂

  3. Leslie

    I love these! I also love naps, oh i love naps. They refresh me and now that I’ve quit my day job to start my own home business so i can nap whenever. I also use my showers to wash off the day. It is very relaxing.

    • Lucie

      That’s cool, Leslie. Wish you good luck with your home business. And also don’t forget to take a nap haha. 🙂

  4. Shannon

    Yes, definitely a nap and mindfulness and meditation. I took a really great nap recently and went omg, I don’t remember the last time i was actually able to nap that well!

    • Lucie

      Taking a nap is the best way! Thanks, Shannon, for sharing.

  5. I am trying my best to keep my cool, but it’s so hard for me. When that happens, I have to take a nap. I never tried the other three but will definitely give them a go!

    Danielle | FollowMyGut.com <3

    • Lucie

      Danielle, maybe we can’t “try the best”. Maybe we need just to calm down and accept that we are JUST people and we have our bounds. Thanks for stopping by.

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