Tips to Calm Your Worried Mind

by Lisa Birnesser on August 16, 2012

“Nothing is so bitter that a calm mind cannot find comfort in it.”– Seneca

Keeping your mind calm can be a challenge when dealing with high stress. Maybe you are wide awake at 3 AM worrying about your massive to do list. You sit down the next day unsure about where to start because you have so much to do and no time to get it done. Everyone has these feelings from time to time, but you can learn to calm your mind. A calm mind is a more focused and positive mind. Learning to deal with anxious thoughts can help you enjoy your life in a more meaningful way.

Negative thoughts can be replaced with positive thoughts. The negative self-talk feeds the feelings of anxiety, and when you replace them with living in the present, you can shift you inner peace.


How to Achieve Peace Within

When you have a busy mind that will not stop worrying, you usually are hard-pressed to find inner peace. The more your mind races, the more anxious and frustrated you may become. This can lead to unproductive days and sleepless nights. You don't have to continue to live this way. There are many ways to calm your busy, stress-out mind and you really can learn how to live a more calm and peaceful life.

Get Present

If your mind starts running a million miles a minute and you're not sure which way to turn next, try to pause and get present in the moment. Take a deep breath and remember what is past is over and the future is yet to come. When you use the power being present, you will guide your mind to work in a different way.

It’s sometimes easy to feel that you cannot do anything about the crazy lives we lead and the unhappiness you feel. Staying in the moment can help see life without judgment or angst. Feeling gratitude for what you have can give you a feeling of being anchored in the now.

If you feel like your life has gotten off course and you don't think it's possible to lead a calm life, why not give a being present a chance?  If you practice living in the moment often enough, you'll soon begin to gain inner peace.

Find a Relaxation Technique

When things seem as if they are getting out of hand, you can be still and quiet for just a moment. Trust you ability to relax. Finding different relaxation techniques, such as guided imagery or progressive relaxation can help give you mind a rest. This will help you stop the worrying and find your inner peace.

Try Yoga

Yoga is a wonderful way to calm the mind. If you have not tried yoga before, explore a small gentle or beginning yoga class. Talk with the instructor first If you have concerns about being able to do yoga. Practicing yoga allows your mind to be free of unwanted thoughts or worries while gently stretching your body. It’s a true way to gain inner peace.

Get a Massage

Massage is a wonderful way to calm your worried mind. Massage can relax tension-filled muscles as well as help you gain a blissful state of mind. Many massage therapists also add relaxing music of your choice as well as essential oils to help you get the most out of your massage. Schedule your massage regularly to get the greatest benefits. Your body and mind will know true inner peace.

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