• Jissette Nieves

Calm Amongst the Chaos

How to achieve a state of “calm” anywhere


Do you feel that you can’t stop thinking and that your mind is overstimulated? Do you ever feel like wanting to pause activities that seem unstoppable, and sometimes you even believe that this doesn’t allow you to be at peace? Different circumstances can leave anyone feeling wrung out for different reasons.


And all this is piled on top of already-stressful conditions where the human mind is never at rest.


Always moving from one thought to another, and from one obligation to the next. Is it, therefore, any wonder that the mind struggles to calm down at the end of a stressful day, week, month? Understanding how to calm the mind is essential when it comes to the everyday well-being of ourselves.


In these moments, think about your day and identify one positive thing that happened, no matter how small.

Calmness is a state of mind and heart where you are at complete peace.


You are free from any agitation and are not bound by any strong emotion. This is the most serene and the best position to be in, as you are able to function much better when calm.


Calmness is a powerful virtue. Having a calm head on your shoulders can help you handle stressful situations better. Make better decisions and emit an energy field that is powerful and attractive.


We all worry and get upset from time to time.


It’s a normal part of life, right? But what happens when that anxiety or anger takes over, and you can’t calm down? Being able to calm yourself in the moment is often easier said than done.


Practicing how to achieve a state of calmness can be of great help to those who are feeling stressed. Here are some of the ways one can practice calmness to have a better state of mind:


Meditation/Breathe. When you meditate, you get to connect with yourself. Understand and release any pain you're feeling, as well as expand your consciousness. Breathe, you’d think we do this well, given how much we breathe all the time. Well, usually we don’t. It’s easy to get stressed and then breathe high and shallow instead of deep and full. If you want to center yourself, then focus on your breathing. Simply feel the flow of your breath in, down, and around, then back out. Pause when it’s fully in, and simply notice what a full, deep breath feels like. Simply enjoy your breath.


Be active. Some of us tend to freeze when we are under pressure or are dealing with an intensive, demanding and stressful situation. It feels like your mind is blocked and cannot make any decisions. It is important to stay active physically, spiritually, and mentally, so you can do something about the situation. Take a walk, read a book, go for a run…take time off to get your mind off the stressful situation and come back with renewed energy.


Make better decisions and emit an energy field that is powerful and attractive.

Ground yourself in your surroundings. Noting what you can hear, see, touch, taste, or smell can help you move your focus away from your racing thoughts. And raise your awareness and focus on your surroundings. If you’re looking for options on how to calm yourself down, this is an easy one to try out. Ask yourself what each of your senses is taking in and note how your body feels in its surroundings.


Stay positive. Positive thoughts help disrupt stress. By focusing your brain’s attention onto something that is completely stress-free. You have to give your wandering brain a little help by consciously selecting something positive to think about. Any positive thought will do to refocus your attention. When things are going well, and your mood is good, this is relatively easy. When things are going poorly, and your mind is flooded with negative thoughts, this can be a challenge.


In these moments, think about your day and identify one positive thing that happened, no matter how small. If you can’t think of something from the current day, reflect on the previous day or even the previous week. Or perhaps you’re looking forward to an exciting event that you can focus your attention on. The point here is that you must have something positive that you’re ready to shift your attention to when your thoughts turn negative.


Understanding how to calm the mind is essential when it comes to the everyday well-being of ourselves.

Once you've been able to calm down, you should be in a better position to address whatever stressful situations you're experiencing.


It's also a good idea to adopt a few regular stress relievers and healthy lifestyle habits so that you can reduce your overall stress level. Then you will be less affected by the stressful situations you do encounter.


You can shift your outlook on life dramatically as you achieve higher levels of calm.


You will begin to respond to circumstances and situations with a whole new perspective. You will respond from your heart. Feeling your way through the moment. Feeling good, feeling more peace and calm than ever before, as you make a better feeling choice.


Remember, how you feel is creating your reality.


When you make a commitment to feeling good right now. To choose a feeling of love in the moment you are in. You build that feeling of peace in this moment and will become calmer in the next. The calmer you become, the easier it will be to choose another loving thought, word, or action. And then it will be easier than ever before for you to shape your outcome into one that you truly want to create at that very moment.


The best way to calm yourself down over time is to approach life with a greater sense of acceptance.


Know that life is not easy, or fair, or even controllable. Don’t resist what is happening around you or to you. Instead, recognize that everything is always changing. And that accepting that change is the first step towards living within it.