As we evolve in our lives, calm is the new happy that we strive for. When we were younger, the idea of going out all night might have excited us. Now, I often see my clients desire to have calm in their lives: a Saturday night dinner with friends or a relaxing Sunday afternoon where they might even be able to read that pile of magazines they have been wanting to get to. Many dream about spa days rather than a crazy night of partying.
The high level of stress in our lives also contributes to this desire for calm. Because many do not get calm moments during the day, stress levels creep up as the day progresses. Try these tips to achieve a little more calmness in your life.
Focus on gratitude: When we experience gratitude, it actually reduces the stress reactions in our brain. Write three things you feel grateful for each day. Doing this before your day begins can help set a more positive tone. Doing it at night before sleep can help you get into a positive state before you drift off.