On the blog today, I wanted to share a list of little things that bring me calm, or things that bring beauty and creativity into the everyday. It’s the small stuff that make a big difference in presenting a sense of normality (link in bio).
🌊Play ocean waves as a soundtrack. Everybody has something that can help soothe frazzled nerves. For some, it might be birds singing, songs from childhood, classical music, or just white noise. For me, it’s ocean waves. If I can’t go out and physically sit by the water, I watch @ryanpernofski
- his videos are hypnotizing and calming. Love his work.
🔮Make vision boards for the future. Dwelling on positive outcomes and visualizing it, is such a hopeful and happy thing to do. It’s okay to plan a trip to Europe somewhere down the road. It’s exciting to get ideas for the perfect kitchen and thinking of how you’ll plan a future party. You’re not shallow by thinking about things you’re looking forward to. The future we visualize is the future we create. Release yourself from any guilt. We’re all doing what we can. Go on Pinterest and just allow yourself to dream.
🌙Pray. Just naming the things you’re worried about is a physical act of release. When I give my anxieties to God, for me, it’s swapping worry for peace. Do it out loud. This makes it real for your brain what you decided to RELEASE, because it’s not classified as a thought, it’s action. As we give up our fears, we can open ourselves up to RECEIVE (I believe, with God, it’s always an exchange, we never leave empty), and then we can RETURN and integrate what we have just received into our lives. Release, receive, and return. 🙏🏼The labyrinth of prayer.
I would love to hear your calming self-care ideas in the comments! Stay safe 🦋✨