The mind plays a significant role in how we live our lives. It can determine if we will be in a state of calm this day or in a state of disorder. If we don’t control our thoughts, feelings, and emotions, we will be in a much worse state than before.
However, sometimes, control can be a bad thing as well. Sometimes we should accept life for what it is. But this can be a serious challenge for many people, especially for those who are struggling. But it is one of the many keys to a better life. It is one of the pillars of wellness.
Achieving a healthier and calmer life can come in many forms. It can vary from person to person, but everyone can gain it, even if it’s just temporary. Here are some activities you can do to achieve a healthier and calmer life. Investing in these activities might help you function more appropriately and give you the strength to carry on with life.
Dealing With Acceptance
As stated earlier, control might not be the best way for you if you want a calmer and serene life. For some men, life can be a constant struggle between aggression and dissatisfaction, simply because it’s been forced into their minds. However, acceptance, not control, can help deal with aggressive tendencies.
Life is a constant ebb and flow of rivers, seas, and oceans, and becoming a part of this system can be challenging for most. But you must do. One way you can do this is by imagining yourself in a quality world. As stated by Dr. William Glasser in his book Choice Theory, a quality world is a personal space where you can see the people you love in it.
It can also contain memories and ideas that you love thinking about. For Dr. Glasser, a feasible quality world, one that you can achieve in real life, can help you accept reality. It can help you get your life in order.
One practice that Dr. Glasser asked his clients to do is list down people they think they can maintain relationships with. They are also tasked to list down their dreams and goals. He would then ask if some of these relationships, dreams, and goals they have are feasible.
If the answer is no, he asks them to scratch them out and then add something more feasible. They repeat this activity until the client achieves an achievable quality world. You can do the same activity at your leisure. Once you’ve achieved a feasible quality world, you’ll then easily accept it because you can certainly achieve it in your life.
Draw Your Mandala
A mandala is a disc or a circle that contains many symbols of a particular culture or life. In this case, your mandala is a representation of your current life. Many people can express their freedom through art. Some art may even show an unconscious thought that you might have that could be a dream or hope you have in your future. It can certainly be tough to interpret your mandala, but doing it is calming enough for most people.
Everyone needs to express art. As human beings, we are born with a creative mind. Sure, some people may be more creative than others, but we all have it. Expressing this creativity can soothe your mind, body, and soul, as you can see a reflection of who you are within it. So try drawing your mandala. It’s not that hard to do because there isn’t a guide. Just let your mind take you where you want to go.
Meditation is part of a list of activities under self-awareness. It’s an activity that helps you train your awareness of the world around you. It is an activity for the mind, body, and soul, and it can help you reach a particular calm state in your life.
Meditation requires you to sit in a quiet room and fully immerse yourself in it through breathing exercises. When you do this, don’t forget to have automatic blinds or motorized window coverings in your meditation room. These blinds will help you gain maximum comfort as you extinguish all the bad thoughts and energies away.
Additionally, it ensures that you don’t get interrupted during your meditation sessions. It’s beneficial to set the mood to a calmer and lighter tone in your room. Have also scented candles with scents that you particularly like. It can bring your body into a more relaxed state much faster.
The act of meditation can help you heal your wounded body and soul. It can help you direct your mind into nothingness for a while. In that nothingness, there is peace and tranquility.
Doing these things can help you achieve a state of calmness, even for just a day. If you have done these things before, consider mixing them up or changing their schedules in your life. It can help when you’re transitioning into a new life or when you’re feeling stressed out.