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Calm as balm... Sunday August 11, 2013

I like to think as calmness as my antidote to anxiety and stress. I remind myself that it is very difficult to be stressed and calm at the same time and I would rather be calm. I try to accept all that is going on around me without a struggle and conserve my energy for when I need it and can do something constructive.

Difficult as it is, try not to react to things that can drive you down and physically move away to somewhere that you know to be calm. A favourite place, a seat with a calmer outlook. A place outside. A bench where you can observe nature which seems to exist with effortless and graceful ease.

Think of calm as a big jar of special balm which is always there to rub on and relax with. Mmmm...

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Julia Sun, Aug 11th 2013 @ 7:59am

I like this. It has come at a very opportune moment for me as today won't be as calm as previous days and I am already anxious about it (although it should be enjoyable).
I was pleased to read that you would rather be calm than stressed as I have been wondering these past few days whether the calm I am feeling here is actually reality. I have lived on stress for much of my life which I have come to regard as living in the real world. But I am not so sure now. Sun, Aug 11th 2013 @ 9:42am

I like the jar of calm balm... words often can enhance my calm, especially when there is alliteration or humour or rhyme. Your words brought a smile to my lips, Adrian - thank you.
I was creating a relaxation recording once when I said, "I am calm; I am becoming calmer." In that moment, it struck me just how much "calmer" sounded like "Karma" - and made me think that I could take action today that would both make me calmer and promote good Karma (whether or not I believe in that!!!) Certainly, the calmer me has a much better effect upon others!

Anonymous Sun, Aug 11th 2013 @ 9:40pm

I have found that calm balm sometimes requires thinking in a different giving up work and money for more time with the kids...thank you for this post. Lexi, Calmer is balmer karma!!

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