My ways of calming my mind.

4th February, 2017
Finding a balance in today's world is quite difficult. It was easier to find balance and peace of mind in the olden days where cities were not so developed, people use to spend most of their time working on their land, therefore they communed more with nature, there were no computers or new technology that stopped them from leaving homes. As a child, I travelled with my parents every summer, whether it was camping by the lake or a trip to the mountain.. Nowadays we tend to do everything online; paying bills, online shopping and the list goes on.. Here are my top tips to calm your mind..
    
Contact with nature
To me, contact with nature is the best cure for mind and mental health. Nothing calms me more than a walk in the woods, bike ride, starring at the sky or sea, lying on the beach, on a hot sand. chilling by the lake and most of all being around animals. I love to listen to the sounds of nature, birds, grasshoppers, the smell of freshly cut grass in the air. I get to distance from everyday problems. Nothing else matters.. Even if you devote only 30 minutes a day to commune with nature, you will feel a surge of energy. Contact with nature is also beneficial for our overall health and well-being, it oxygenates the body, reduces fatigue and stress, also the colour green relaxes the eyes.
  
Aromatic tea
Good tea drunk in a moment of silence or to the sound of my favourite song, works for me relaxing. Choose the type of tea you love the most and enjoy their beneficial properties. My favourite kind of tea has to be green tea, earl grey with fresh pepper mint leaves and of course one with a slice of fresh lemon and ginger. Little tip, green tea should not be poured with boiling water, the optimum water temperature should be 70-80 degrees. Just boil the water and wait 12-14 minutes until the water has reached the right temperature.
 
Reading books
Delving into the life of book heroes is quite a pull away from reality. Reading has also other benefits such as; improves concentration, develops imagination, memory, empathy, builds vocabulary. Studies have shown that reading reduces the stress levels much more than music, walks, or tea.
 
Physical work
It's true, physical work can silence you. House work is my number one cure to forget about things that I don't necessarily want to think about. Dusting, cleaning, polishing, washing dishes, laundry, vacuming and so on.. These activities may not so much associate with relaxation however they can effectively relieve tension. On top of that beautifully cleaned house creates better atmosphere for one of the activities mentioned above such as drinking aromatic tea or reading a book.
 
Massage
Tired muscles and bones regain fitness after massaging. I feel like a new born after a lovely massage from my amazing fiancĂ©. Setting a mood is essential, lighting up scented candles or scented sticks, I also put on a relaxation music such as rain, ocean or jungle sounds. How amazing does this sound!?

 
What are your ways to calm your mind and find balance in today's world?
  
  

15 comments:

  1. I would love to have more massages but my boyfriend is absolutely terrible at giving them so I would have to pay and go to a beauty salon or spa if I want a decent one haha. I also love reading and think it is such a great way of switching off and relaxing your mind :) x

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  2. I'm still not a fan of tea... I really want to like it, but I just don't think I've developed a taste for it yet!
    Aleeha xXx
    http://www.halesaaw.com/

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  3. Oh yes although I don't get a massage anywhere near as often as I'd like it is a great way to relax! :) I like just sitting outside in the sun for a bit too and reading a book is always relaxing! :)

    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  4. Hi Dominica (your name is so pretty)! This was such a helpful post and super calming while the music played in the background (what a cool feature!). I'm always trying to think of ways to help me stay calm and definitely everything on this list is what I do regularly. I've been wanting to go for a bike ride in nature but sadly, my bike has a broken wheel. Another thing that calms me a lot is just sitting listening to music with my dogs by my side :)

    -Victoria
    treelinedavenue.com

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  5. Awww no!! Mines the opposite so I count myself quiet lucky lol!! And yes reading is an amazing way of relaxing your mind I agree hun. Kisses.. xXx

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  6. Oh no!! I can't believe it never came across anyone who doesn't like tea. I'm a tea freak to be honest, have you ever tried different flavoured ones, like fruity?? xXx

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  7. Sitting in the sun is also an amazing way to relax your body and mind I agree, catch some vitamin d, lovely tan and your body feels so warm!! I'm thinking more of sun bathing here lol!! Makes me can't wait for summer.. xXx

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  8. Aww thanks hun, I'm so glad you've enjoyed the post and the music on my blog!! :-) And yesss to music with your fur-babies by your side. My pets calm me down and generally make me happy, especially when my dog starts bringing me all her toys or when my cats lay on my laps purring.. :-)

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  9. Thank you for these tips Dominica. During my MBA year, we were told to try the feet on the grass thing and some yoga. I think nature remains the best therapeutic way of calming the mind and why not some massage. I'm not complaining. haha.
    Great post

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  10. Aww that sounds amazing and yes nature is definitely the best therapeutic way of calming the mind I 100% agree with you, or a nice walk in the rain on a hot summery day!! HEAVEN!! Kisses.. xXx

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  11. I totally agree that physical work helps to relax us... and I really need to get back into reading novels, I used to love getting lost in a good book. It's really true that we don't spend enough time with each other now that we have social media, I work on trying to spend more face to face time with my friends now xox

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  12. I have just fallen in love with your blog! it is so cute and i love all the little touches. I also love to read, to help calm my mind, i feel it takes my mind to another place for a bit xx https://aquateraa.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. Aww thank you so much babe this means a lot to me !! :-)

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  14. I agree with you I definitely need to start reading more. Nothing like getting lost in a good book. Kisses. xXx

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