Last week I got chatting to a man in a local phone shop. We were speaking about how so many people are now addicted to their phones and the negative effect this can have on their life.
It was quite a deep conversation considering we’d never met before, I’d only gone in to buy a new SD card.
At the end of the conversation he said to me “I’ve really enjoyed talking to you, you are so simple”
Cue me laughing out loud!
He also started laughing as he realised that calling someone simple could be taken another way.
He backtracked and explained that he genuinely meant it as a compliment and that he admired the very simple way I thought.
It made me think that I do have a very simple way of thinking and also a very simple way of living.
I’m going to share with you today one simple thing that I do that helps me to feel calmer which you can use too.
If you can feel yourself starting to feel anxious or worried about a situation say to yourself either in your head or out loud ” I choose to feel calm”
Yes, that’s it!
I told you it was simple.
You may already use affirmations but sometimes declaring “I am so happy and grateful now that I am feeling calm” may feel bit unrealistic therefore you don’t say it.
By saying “I choose to feel calm” takes some of that pressure off your mind and can feel more realistic.
The trick is to keep on saying it any time a worry comes into your head – you may say it once an hour you may say it 7 times an hour, there is no right or wrong but that great thing is you can do it anywhere anytime.
If you are having a bad day you may wish to say “I choose to see the best in today” or “I choose to see the good in today”
The little things really are the big things so starting with small mindset shifts can make a big difference in how you feel.
I have dedicated a whole chapter in my new book called “The little things are the big things” which has lots more guidance and practical support to help you feel calmer in every area of your life.
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Until next time,