Spring is my favorite time of year. I tend to hibernate a bit during the cold, dark, winter months, but when the weather changes, I get so excited about the freshness in nature and the promise of new beginnings.
In my household—a household that I share with my husband, our two teenagers, and our two businesses—the new season also comes with an increase in our level of “busyness.” While I am a big supporter of consciously slowing down and avoiding over-commitment, there is still a level of busyness that inevitably comes into our lives every spring. We sometimes get swept up in the planning and the doing, and when unexpected issues creep into our already full lives, we come dangerously close to spinning into emotional overload. So, I do my best to create moments of calm for myself and for my family so we can better combat the anxiety-producing tailspin of overwhelm.
One of the hardest parts of creating moments of calm is that it takes time to do so, and when we are in the midst of overwhelm, the last thing we want to do is give up more time! However, the payoff of doing so is tremendous. When calm, we are able to think more clearly, our productivity increases exponentially, and our minds and our bodies are able to reset and strengthen the connection between the two.
There are countless methods that we can use to welcome calm into our lives. Some methods work well for one person and not at all for the next. Some work in an instant and others take time to implement. The important thing to remember is that when you find a method that works, use it!
I have created a guide that I hope will be helpful as you begin to explore ways to welcome calm into your life no matter how little or how much time you have. No time at all; no problem. There’s a suggestion for that. Thirty seconds? Ten minutes? A day? Those are covered, too. The purpose is to give you a jumping off point to find what may work for you and your family so that you have some tools in your arsenal to combat those inevitable moments of overwhelm.
Click below to download the Welcoming Calm guide and try out some of the suggestions to see what works for you.
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