5 Effective Methods to Calm Your Inner Turmoil
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5 Effective Methods to Calm Your Inner Turmoil

When it comes to our thoughts and worries, sometimes the usual just doesn't work.

5 Effective Methods to Calm Your Inner Turmoil

We´ve all heard how sports and physical activity can help clear your head and refuel when life isn't giving you a break. But what if you don't like sports? What if you are unable to participate in them? Does that mean there is no way out of this abyss that is causing you so much anxiety?

The answer is no. Different people find different ways to calm their inner demons, depending on their personality, preferences and abilities. If you aren't a sports person, you shouldn't have to be forced to do them if it isn't your thing. In fact, doing something you don't like might bring you even more desperation and have the opposite effect. Here are a few ideas of some things that can help ease that inner turmoil.

1. Nature and Animals

Have you ever heard of people "taking a walk" when they are nervous? Well, aside from the healing power of walking, there is another factor involved too: nature. Whether it is petting an animal or walking down a sandy beach, the essence of nature never fails to purify your soul.

2. Writing

Putting thoughts on paper never hurt anyone. On several occasions, we aren't aware of the source of our anxiety because we are only focused on what we want to be focused on. We neglect and hide our worries, only to let them take over intrinsically. Writing is a way of getting all those issues out, acknowledging them, solving them and then moving on.

3. Calming Music

We are so used to the rapid and intense melodies of pop culture, that we often forget the healing qualities of classical music and soft tunes. Take some time to lay down and relax while listening to some soft music. You´ll notice your breath slowing down and your thoughts gradually pacing themselves.

4. Talking

Some of us are avid speakers. We love to talk and share with others our thoughts and feelings. Whether it is speaking to a friend or recording your voice on your phone, externalizing your thoughts is always a good start to taking a breather.

5. Sleeping

We definitely underestimate the power of sleeping. Many times, the reason behind anxiety is even more simple than we originally thought. The lack of sleep can make you uneasy and stressed out. Therefore, having enough sleep and giving your body a break is always a must.

The key to calming down is simply: do what you love. The more you love something, the less effort it requires you to put into it. Passion and ability take over and you get instant gratification. There is no need to stress or worry about perfection, because you aren't doing it for the final outcome, but for the process. Just do what you love and let it bring you back to yourself.

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