6 exercises for instant mental clarity and calmness in the middle of stress, anxiety, and chaos

In the heat of the moment, doesn’t it almost feel like things are escalating out of anyone’s control? This lack of uncertainty propels the stress and anxiety through the roof and it seems like a runaway train you can’t stop.

What can you do in the middle of the storm when everything uproots around you, and try not blow away with everything else?

In this post, I will discuss 6 things that you can do in the middle of stressful, painful, of chaotic situation to help you get calmer, clearer, and put everything into a better perspective even just for a moment. From this place you have a better idea of which action to take to rectify any situation longer term and short term.

These are also perfect for anxiety and panic attacks weather in private or in public.

 

  1. Deep Abdominal breathing

This is one of the most popular, easiest, and most effective ways to gain mental clarity and peace in the middle of a storm. By doing this your mind resets slightly and it puts your body less anxiety, tension, and out of survival mode. This combination will force you to calm down and assess not only the situation in front of you in a less clouded way, but will also help you identify the best way for you to react to that situation.

You will make decisions and find solutions to problems in a way that gives you power and does not have you a victim of reacting, circumstance, or misguided emotions.

 

  1. Remember a moment instantaneously that you felt happy

Another great reset is to mentally visualize a memory that was the polar opposite of the one you are currently in. This will throw of your momentum of escalating with the situation around you off and kind of put you in a little bit of limbo where you are able to see both sides of the spectrum. Then you will be able to make an informed, realistic, and balanced next step.

In this limbo, your body will automatically seek to become one with your mind and your physical symptoms of anxiety and stress will also begin to cease immediately.

 

  1. Ground yourself with noticing objects in room

This one is best applied when you are feeling the momentum of anxiety build up within you like an unstoppable train. That moment you get anxiety about your seemingly unstoppable anxiety. You apply this one by looking at the details of 10 things in your surroundings, it doesn’t matter what they are. This works by taking your attention from the situation to the outer world for a moment and helps your mind instantly to have a more rounded perspective and react in a more knowledgeable way when you come mentally return to the situation at hand.

  1. Smell some essential oils

You can do this one of two ways: you can put some oils on your wrists and neck each morning, or you can have a bottle of essential oils in your purse or desk that are ready at a moment’s notice. Prior, during, or after a largely stressful situation take deep whiff of your essential oil and pause just for a moment and bask in the experience. After that moment, you will find you have hit the reset button, or at least a wave of calmness has washed over you to where you can at least function better than prior. Either of these work because of the mental and physical wellness benefits of essential oils and their profound effects to activate instant calm, clarity, and overall reduce internal stress.

 

  1. Imagine your connection to your source

This one is great for feeling like you are just ablow in a sea of pain and uncertainty. Something especially important for empaths. This exercise makes you feel like you have at least one solid support to stand on. You can do either of these things and they both work just fine.

In the middle of a horrible conflict or stressful situation, you can visualize a white light beaming down into the middle of your head and putting you into a cone of peace and calmness in which no one can actually hurt you. It internally removes you from the situation, giving you calmness and a new less biased perspective. The other one is: when in the middle of the a mad situation, you can imagine that there are roots extending from your feet into the core of the earth like a tree. This makes you feel strong, immovable, and secure no matter what.

This visualization is another mental trick to ground you in the midst of things that threaten your inner peace and to internally concentrate strength in the face of obstacles and pain. It reminds you that the things painful things that happen to you are not who you are and therefore you have power and a choice in how you deal with it.

  1. Think about the perfect outcome and live in that moment instead

A lot of times the reactivity of a situation is perpetuated by the uncertainty it introduces to life. You literally have no idea what will happen so you start making decisions in the limited vision of survival mode. So many live in this mode 24/7 and because of this it is no wonder they end up self-sabotaging themselves constantly. They are not thinking clearly 90% of the time because they are just reacting to the uncertainty of all the possibilities.

When in the throws of a difficult situation, remove the uncertainty and survival response by imagining what you believe is the best outcome. Just imaging this will clear your energetic field as well as introduce clarity and peace to your mind so you won’t fall in the never-ending pit of reactivity, struggle, and fighting.

 

Conclusion

The storm has not come to bear down on you or break you, but to understand where your strength actually comes from: you.

These above 6 exercises will help you to root yourself, gain clarity in uncertainty, and gain control over the only thing you do control: you.

Using these exercises you will become a conscious independent being that can make sound choices and decisions for their own happiness and the benefit of others.

Make no mistake, all the power lies within you already.

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Much love and light to you.

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How do you know the best time to launch toward your purpose and passion?

Timing is one of the keys to purpose and manifesting your dreams.

All these feelings are bubbling up inside, how do you know which one to take? And furthermore, how do I know it will work?

Valid questions, but you don’t have to have all the answers right now. No one ever does.

Having a clear vision is the end of the path, and being that it is the end, it will point to clues and checkpoints along the way. In a way your problem and vision, already contains the solution.

You’ve done all your research and the checkpoints are clear, but how do you know that all the pieces will fall into place?

While no one knows that, you will find that you have a light internally that knows the way. This light is often activated when someone has come upon their purpose or mission in life. This sparks the spirit in a way that allows you to just know that it’s what you have to do.

Yes that’s good and all, but how will you know when external things are lining up with your inner feelings at the perfect time?

In this post, we will cover the internal and external signs that your purpose is near and the time is to act now.

  1. You will be clear on action

You will have done all of your research and you are clear on your first 3 steps to springboard you to getting started on your dream. This does not mean that you will not be uncertain and know each step of the process exactly, but it means that you will the know the general framework of the stages you need to go through.

This action you can feel in your bones is the right one and your intuition will be on fire telling you that you need to start. Taking this step will not only satisfy your inner drive and desire, but will also give you peace because you will be taking a step to become the architect of your life.

 

  1. You will feel relaxed, yet anxious

You will just feel that your destiny is at hand. It is apparent internally that you are on the right path and stepping into this next chapter will take you to the higher mountain you seek. Although you might be a little uncertain about the outcome, you just know In your spirit you have to try.

You are aware still that bad things could happen, and you acknowledge this, but it does not scare you. You will feel that what’s meant to happen will happen and if it crashes, at least you would be happy you tried to achieve your dream.

  1. Your dream will be realer than ever before

You’re dreaming about it, you’re writing it down, and you’re planning what you’ll do once you get your dream. In a lot of ways, this amazing reality is much more real than your current one because it allows you to be all of who you are. You find yourself having trouble keeping them separate sometimes. But because this dream allows you so much joy, that joy bleeds into everything else you do.

Even if your dream has not manifested yet, you will already feel like you are there. This is something most often associated with “The Law of Attraction.” It is a sign that your manifestation is close because your spirit can feel you finishing your quest while you are still on the journey.

  1. You develop clarity in all areas of your life

As you are taking action to move towards your next step, you will be able to see through your present with new eyes. From your new perspective of possibilities, peace, and calmness, you will approach everything in your life in that fashion. New solutions will begin to just come to you from every portion of your life, and your life will become easier and less abrasive to you because of your newfound purpose and peace.

Things that you couldn’t navigate before or that caused your great pain will no longer put you in a state of pain and irritation that it used to. Things will feel much smoother. Circumstances around you will either just work out, or fade to the background as you move to your new future.

 

  1. You know you do not want to regret not trying

The urge within you will be so great that it almost transcends time. You see where you are, where you’ve been, and your possibilities for the future. You no longer can imagine your future not fulfilling your purpose. It is not necessarily painful without it, but you just know that you will not be able to become your full self without achieving this dream. It is like it is the core of your existence and you cannot see yourself being apart from it.

You just know that you will not be able to move forward and flourish in your life without this dream being a part of your reality and mission. It will power you past any obstacles, mental barriers, or internal fears to stop what you know is a part of you.

 

Conclusion

Knowing when it is your time is the essence of having all things align in your favor. This knowing stems from the inside and is the light that will guide you along the path when all other lights go out. This knowing will give you the knowledge of where to look for information, which course to take, which people to trust, and most importantly manifesting your internal mission of happiness.

You have the vision, the knowing will gladly supply the way.

When the timing is right for your purpose, you will feel it I assure you.

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Much love and light to you.

How can you be detached from reality in a healthy way?

 

With everything going on, how do you not curl up into a ball of fear, hopelessness, and despair?

How do you not fall for every wind of “news” or “theory” that comes by claiming to be fact?

How do you discern truth and find your inner peace to power through uncertainty?

At a certain level, we have to detach from the external. Now this does not mean putting your head under a rock or in the sand. You can still be knowledgeable and informed, just not reacting to everything.

All of the outside information you receive should be taken with neutrality until you find the whole picture in order to consult yourself as to what you believe and what you don’t. Detaching and being neutral to a certain extent gives you the power of choice and places you above reactivity.

But with all this stuff being pumped 24/7, how do you even do that?

Below are 4 ways you can begin detaching right now to uncover you power of choice, discernment, and inner peace.

 

  1. Feel gratitude for all that you have

The first step to being detached is getting used to a state of bliss. The easiest way to do this is to get in the state of gratitude for all the large and small things of your life. This peace will calm a great deal of anxiety in your body and mind, making you less able to be affected by people and forces that try to put you in anger or fear.

The reason that this is important is because you are drawing from your own column of inner thankfulness, you are able to approach life from an even head. You will be able to make clearer and sound decisions in your exterior life, as well as be able to work out personal internal struggles you are working with.

This introspection and detachment does not mean you live in a false place, it just allows you a chance to think and make decisions with less outside influence. Less confusion, more clarity, more happiness.

 

  1. Do not let other people’s reality become yours

Another step towards healthy detachment is being the source of your judgment. How you see the world around you should not me a conglomeration of other’s views. Instead it should be your own personal interpretation of everything around you. When you look at things you have to take a change and decide what they mean to you, who you are, and how you relate to the world around you.

Too many people watch other things to tell them how to think and act instead of consulting themselves. Oftentimes many feel that this is dangerous or painful, because in order to do this there is a certain level or internal peace and honesty required. Most people do not have this and don’t want to try, so they get others people’s reactions as a quick fix, and adopt them as their own.

Detaching from consulting the “other” is a main key to detaching. Knowingly set an intention to become the architect of your own reality and stop being in default mode and adopting fake realities of others. A good way to start to do this is by asking 3 questions:

What do I feel about the world around me? Why?

What is my scope of change in my environment? Why?

How do I define myself internally and externally? Why?

 

  1. Remember every moment is anew

Past, being the nature that it is, cannot be changed. The future, also being as it is, cannot be known for certain due to the thousands of variables. So then, where can you put your focus for maximum enjoyment and purpose? Right now. Your present.

Think of that moment when everything escapes your mind in the middle of a sentence and you forget what you were saying. How does that even happen, how can you just forget everything you are thinking? If you are a combination of the thoughts you make, then who were you when the thoughts escaped your mind? You were still you. This simple observation vies for the possibility that not only can you chose new thoughts and feelings every moment, but you are apart from the previous “idea” of yourself.

Coming from this train of thought, live every moment of your life not only for the future pleasurable experiences, but also the pleasurable things for experience right now. Yes you can experience the future like it is now, but it is distinctly different from the present. How many choices do you have right this moment? Thousands. Knowing every moment is new gives you the ability to be free from limitations and dogma of predictability that can be placed on you from the outside. You realize by living in the present that there are no limits to being you.

 

  1. Know the realm of infinite possibility

Yes there are a lot of things that are predictable, but nothing is really predetermined. You may think so at first thought, but think of all of the insane freak accidents that have occurred that never “should” have happened. How then, did they happen? Without getting too deep in quantum physics, those things happened because there actually was nothing “stopping” that from happening. Being that we live in a field of energy within an infinite amount of choices from you, every person, every animal, and nature there is not much you can rule out as an impossibility.

From this same train of thought then, there probably isn’t much holding you back either. Overthinking does hold a lot of people back, but it is once again just a thought- and you have the choice to choose a different one as discussed above. Past feeling might be holding you back but once again, they are in the past and cannot be changed or fixed. You internally harping on them is not fixing anything. The pain from that can be processed and healed and once that happens, you’ll find you will forget the experience entirely. Solving these is actually simple, not easy all the time, but simple.

Once you work to find what is holding you back, address it and realize that living within that construct of pain, anxiety, etc is a choice. You, like a new sun each morning can rise anew and can make an infinite amount of choices to change all the things you though were predictable.

By mental breaking free from predictable dogma and oppressive social constructs, you can live in the realm of possibility that is actually the nature of the universe and even who you are on the inside.

 

Conclusion

Being detached is the key to freely flourishing into who you are internally and externally. No longer are you swayed by every wind of dogma or perspective that comes by and you become a powerful and discretionary emotionally independent person.

Detaching is the key to choice and the key to maintaining your true freedom, truth, and purpose.

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