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7 Simple Ways to Create Calm Around You

7 Simple Ways to Create Calm Around You
Peace is present right here and now, in ourselves and in everything we do and see. Every breath we take, every step we take, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity. The question is whether or not we are in touch with it. We need only to be awake, alive in the present moment.” Just reading these beautiful words by Thich Nhat Hanh brings a sense of calm to a chaotic mind. Whenever you can, stop to browse peace-promoting words.
Here are some more ideas to help you clear the clutter from within and around you.
  • Create a pleasant entryway into your home. A ceramic bowl, some books, flowers are all it takes to say a quiet and friendly “welcome.” Let the first steps you take into your home lead you into a calm, healing space.
  • Keep your yard free of debris and your cupboards free of clutter. It is amazing how calming a well-organized, neat space can be.
  • Play soft music and dim the lights once the sun sets. This helps the body and mind slide gently into rest mode.
  • Have plants such as ficus, palm and spider plant inside your home. They soothe the mind, require little care and reduce indoor pollution.
  • If you have space for it, place a small indoor fountain in your home or office. Its gentle sound will keep you stress-free all day.
  • Don’t let cables and wires spill spaghetti-like around your work space. Tie them up neatly and tuck them behind the desk. Visual clutter can be more disturbing than we realize.
  • Put up healing decorations indoors, such as aromatherapy candles and fresh flowers. Wherever the eye travels, it should be greeted by a calm, pleasing sight.

Wish you peace and joy.

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Shubhra Krishan

Writer, editor and journalist Shubhra Krishan is the author of Essential Ayurveda: What it is and what it can do for you (New World Library, 2003), Radiant Body, Restful Mind: A Woman's book of comfort (New World Library, 2004), and The 9 to 5 Yogi: How to feel like a sage while working like a dog (Hay House India, 2011).

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9:15AM PST on Dec 31, 2013

Ineresting... Thanks!

9:51AM PST on Nov 22, 2013

Thank you

10:24AM PDT on Sep 29, 2013

Neatness counts! Yes it takes a moment to put things away, but the sight of clear space is good for us.

10:58PM PDT on Aug 21, 2013

Thanks for sharing

11:12AM PDT on Aug 19, 2013

thanks

2:54AM PDT on Aug 19, 2013

Thanks

8:01AM PDT on Aug 18, 2013

Good tips. Wish it included a way to shield one's self from a person who is a constant source of negativity. Unfortunately I have to be around them daily.

7:39PM PDT on Aug 17, 2013

great ideas

5:18AM PDT on Aug 17, 2013

What great ideas, thanks so much.

8:25PM PDT on Aug 16, 2013

These sound like good tips, thank you.

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