Time to Wrap it Up & Review Our Month of Creating Calm

Let’s take a quick walk down memory lane and browse through all the different topics we covered over the past 29 days. Here’s a quick rundown:   What has made the biggest impact on you? What tips and ideas have you found the most helpful? Those are the posts that you want to come back to […]

Keep an Eye Out for Clutter and Things That Stress You Out 

No matter how ruthless we are about keeping our clutter in check, sometimes there are things that affect us more than others. These things are known as “triggers.” Something that you are particularly tempted to buy or a thing that annoys you greatly are examples of a trigger. It’s important to keep an eye out […]

Minimize New Acquisitions Going Forward  

Let’s return to the importance of ridding our lives of clutter in order to find calm. This idea truly cannot be overstated. Decluttering is the most important step to leading a less stressful life, as far as I’m concerned. Sometimes people focus so much on doing one big cleanup, however, that they forget to maintain […]

Use a Gratitude Journal to Practice Mindfulness  

Often times, one feeling can promote another. During our 30-Day Challenge, we’re seeking ways to create calm in our lives. Today, I’d like to introduce you to the importance of gratitude. Feeling grateful about what you have in your life can lead to a tremendous number of other positive feelings. One tool to help you […]

When is the Last Time You’ve Played?  

In today’s busy world, there’s a certain stigma against relaxation. Think about it. Do you ever feel guilty when you take the time to sit around, read a good book, or take a nap? We’re taught that hard work is equivalent to being a good, productive citizen. While a work ethic is important, it’s also […]

Embrace the Silence 

We live in a noisy world and often feel like we need some sort of background noise going. Total silence has become uncomfortable. Let’s talk about the benefits of spending time in silence and getting comfortable with it.   As much as you may enjoy having music constantly playing in the background or the TV always […]

Cutting Out Distractions Promotes Calmness & Focus

One of the biggest stressors many of us face is distractions. The things that lead us astray from our work and from the things that matter most. Once we’re distracted, we get behind or we miss out on important moments and opportunities. It’s then that negative feelings like pressure, anxiety, sadness, and stress set in. […]

Use Exercise to Calm Your Mind

You already know that exercise is good for your body, and we’ve touched upon the ways it can help you to feel better, too. Getting physical has a lot of benefits for your mind, and I’d like to address that topic today. It can’t be overstated how good it is for you to get out […]

Keep a Notebook on Your Night Table & Other Tips for a Calmer Mind  

When it comes to quieting your mind so that you can feel calmer, there’s actually quite a lot you can do for yourself. Having a few tricks up your sleeve will help you to de-stress and to lessen your anxiety when things are particularly chaotic. Let’s take a look at some tips for gaining a […]

Color & Music Can Help You Create a Calm & Soothing Space

We’ve talked a lot about the benefits of controlling your environment in order to reduce stress. Whether it’s reducing clutter or adding scents to the room, there are things you can do to make your immediate space more soothing. Today, I’d like to focus specifically on two of these things and go into greater detail […]