I don’t know about you, but my must do list seems overwhelming at times. Do this, do that, get it all done . . . it’s endless! There are times when I could use a quick splash of tranquility, a few precious moments to restore my positive well-being.
Earlier in my life I didn’t think much about finding my inner calm. I was too busy! It didn’t even cross my mind that this was something I needed. Now I try to find at least a tiny bit of tranquility every day.
When was the last time you felt a real sense of peace? Maybe finding tranquility isn’t a top priority for you right now. Or maybe you just don’t know how to squeeze in one more thing.
That’s understandable considering all the day-to-day tranquility busters around us that invade our personal space and get us all fired up:
- Unexpected argument or disagreement with someone
- Traffic jam (especially when you’re running late)
- Long, slow lines at the checkout counter
- More bills to pay than money to cover them
- Crazy drivers who ride your bumper or cut you off
- Headache or any other kind of physical pain
- A touch of the “blues” or discouragement
- Negative thinking that you just can’t seem to shake
- Untidy and/or cluttered surroundings
- Spending time around complainers and whiners
- Too much to do and too little time to do it
You get the point. Those “busters” include anything that upsets your harmony and equilibrium. They make you feel overwhelmed, anxious, even hopeless – far from tranquil.
Watch any news program and you instantly feel zapped – like the whole world must be falling apart. But it’s not. Don’t let them fool you.
Even though if often feels like there’s chaos everywhere, you can find tranquility anytime you want. And it gets even easier the more you practice tapping into it. All you have to do is go inside yourself and uncover it.
Here are 3 steps – 10 seconds each – that I use to rejuvenate and renew myself whenever I’m craving a few tranquil moments.
Step 1 – Melt
Close your eyes and slowly relax your body. Let go of all of the pressure and stress you’re feeling. Picture your body melting into a soft ocean wave. Feel it gently washing over and around you as you glide effortlessly through the water.
Step 2 – Imagine
You’ve floated onto the beach now. You feel serene and relaxed, soaking up the warm sun. Slowly cup your hand (or both hands) over your ear(s), like a seashell. Listen to the sound of the ocean waves, peacefully rolling in and out. Feel carefree, lighter, overflowing with tranquility.
Step 3 – Affirm
Re-engage your mind with positive affirmations of hope and resilience:
“I am tranquil, serene, and completely relaxed.”
“I have the power to find peace and tranquility.”
“I am a calm and tranquil person.”
“All is right with my world.”
Fire up your natural creativity and develop your own unique route to finding instant tranquility. There’s a wellspring of bliss waiting. It’s always right there inside of you, regardless of outside circumstances.
Make it a regular habit to take a 30-second break and fill your heart, mind and spirit with a natural calm. Splash yourself with a few tranquil moments – from the inside out!
What do you do to find a little tranquility?
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