Tranquil W.O.R.L.D.: Wistfully serene, One with peace, Restful nature, Leisurely style, Deliberate calmness
Calm is the Heart, Tranquil is the Mind. I love this statement. It is my saying I tell myself every morning when I wake up to start my day. This world is so hectic and go, go, go all the time, I have to make myself remember that I am in control of my world. In this installment of the ABCs of encouragement with the #BloggiteBits Campaign, I am going to tell you how I choose to live in my Tranquil W.O.R.L.D. while life rushes all around me: Wistfully serene, One with peace, Restful nature, Leisurely style, & Deliberate calmness.
Wistfully serene: Wistful. Such a wonderful word that is hardly ever heard of now. Serene, just saying the word and you can feel the tranquility overcome you. When I wake up in the morning, I remind myself that there is only so much I have control over that happens throughout the day and I need to accept the things I have no control over. I also remind myself that putting my mind in a wistfully serene mode when faced with things out of my control will help me keep control over my responses. This little exercise goes a long way in assuring I maintain a tranquil world. Try some of your own personal encouraging mantras when you wake up and see how it affects your day.
One with peace: Peace. We all preach “let there be peace in the world” but how many of you allow yourself to be one with peace in your personal life? Each day I remind myself that I will intentionally keep myself one with peace. I say intentionally because peace has to be intentional. People default to defense when faced with things that make them feel uncomfortable, so in order to fight that default you have to intentionally channel the peace within. I am not going to lie, Dear Bloggites, it is a challenge for me to channel my inner peace when I have to deal with the personal challenges that are surrounding my life with my loved ones, but I do make it a point. Funny, I find it easier to become one with peace than I do raging against the disease, but it can be challenging. I do not let it stop me, I always find that peace in the end and my tranquil world is once again in my control.
Restful nature: Restful. Having a tranquil world helps you have a restful nature, however, having a restful nature will improve your tranquil world. I know, strange statement; but basically, a restful nature and a tranquil world go hand-in-hand. If you find you are restless, try and do something that will help you relax. Reading is a good go-to for me when I feel restless. I have many things around me that I can pick up and do in order to regain my restful nature. Make a list of things that you know relaxes you and try and surround yourself with a few, if not all, of these things to turn to on bad days.
Leisurely style: Leisure. Most of us tend to go all out from the moment we wake up until we go back to bed. A tranquil world needs a leisurely style from you each day. My leisurely style time is late at night once I go to my bedroom. I am a very active person mentally and slowing my mind down to a leisurely pace is hard. I make sure to unplug from the world once I go to my bedroom and allow my mind to decompress either by reading or listening to a good book. As my mind focuses on the story unfolding, it begins to slow down to my leisurely style of thinking. Find your leisurely style to tap into each day, it will help your tranquil world to flow over you.
Deliberate calmness: Calm. Just saying the word out loud relaxes me. Like peace, calmness requires a deliberate, intentional mental act on your part. To find your tranquil world, you need to embrace a deliberate calmness when life throws those screw balls at you. Each day, before I walk into a new situation, I take a deep breath and let it out slowly while mentally calming my mind and body down. I do this from the simple act of shopping in a store (which I do not like to do) to walking into the latest visit to my Paternal Half’s (Dad’s/Dah’s) Oncologist’s office. It only takes a moment to find your deliberate calmness each time and you will find your tranquil world waiting for you.