As you may know there’s absolute uncertainty and pandemonium at the moment around the world, from the weakening rand to the increasing convid-19 cases. It’s a little hard to continue with life as usual but there’s much to gain from remaining calm amid the chaos. Below are some tips on how to be calm during the mayhem;
Listen to relaxing music
Music has a powerful ability to relax the body, mind, heart, and soul….and bring joy. You can have it on in the background whilst doing other things, or you can dance, sing, along to the music. It doesn’t matter what the music is, just that it is music that you enjoy and that relaxes and uplifts you. You can also find some cool tunes and conversations via the True Music Exhange.
Grab a drink
You can enjoy a glass of Ballantine’s Finest Whisky on the rocks or mix yourself a refreshing cocktail. You can find all the Ballantine’s cocktail recipes here. Be careful not to over indulge because the lip-smacking cocktails are potent. Alcoholic drinks are also not for persons under the age of 18.
Ignorance is bliss
Log off of all your social media, don’t watch the news and switch everything that connects you to the world off for as long as you need to take a breather. We’re getting hit by bad news from every direction, switch off for a moment, don’t pay attention to the bad news for a bit. Go look at videos of cats, anything to make you feel less anxious.
Relaxation meditation, which typically involves cultivating calm by using an object of focus, such as your breath or a visualization can be one effective tool to help manage and ease stress. During meditation, you focus your attention and eliminate the stream of jumbled thoughts that may be crowding your mind and causing stress. This process may result in enhanced physical and emotional well-being.
Remember, hard times don’t last, make sure you stay focused on what you can control and don’t let what’s happening in the world alter your thoughts too much.