How to calm a busy mind
A busy mind can be annoying.
I know from personal experience!
Here are a few things that I have found to calm a busy mind:
- Just stop whatever it is that I may be doing physically. Stop that activity and take a few deep breaths. Then take a few breaths while coaxing my mind to follow my breath. Getting my mind onto my breath may take a little persistence, but once it is there, ah, peace!
- Sometimes I’m just sitting here with a head full of spinning thoughts, so I get up and move. I take a little walk or I play with some gentle stretching – or both! Either way, moving the body gets the energy flowing in all directions, which helps disperse the “ball of spin” up there in my head.
- Write out those spinning thoughts on paper. There is no editing or filtering – I just let it spill out onto the page (or the computer). This process often brings something to light that I have been missing. It also feels like taking the cork off of a pressure cooker. By just writing it out, the pressure reduces and the mind settles.
Wishing you a peaceful and happy mind!
If you have other techniques, please share them in the comment box below. Thanks!