When I began to write this blog post, I started to write in the intro the benefits of being calm. But it didn’t sound like the message I am trying to show. Whenever I have writers block (which frequently occurs in the intros), I go through my journals where I write all the inspiration and ideas for a blog post. And I stumbled across this quote that I had scribbled down:
“Patience is not the ability to wait. Patience is to be calm no matter what happens, constantly take action to turn it to positive growth opportunities, and have faith to believe that it will all work out in the end while you are waiting.” ― Roy T. Bennett
I thought, YEP, this is perfect. It instantly made me begin typing the post that this is today.
When I first realized that I have a way with words, and that I am REALLY passionate about my little space in this online world that you have kindly taken the effort to read, I had to be a bit more serious when it came to working on my blog, and more importantly, the environment in which the magic stuff happens.
When I am in a calm and tranquil mood, that is when I have created my best posts. By creating a calm environment, I am able to switch my bloggers “light bulb” on and truly create authentic content. Here is a look into my calm environment.
Some days, to get me in the ultimate calm yet fierce writing mode- I first begin to find some inspiration. And I don’t mean other blog posts, but quotes that are positive and inspiring. Other days I am already in that zone thankfully.
A CLEAN SPACE
If there’s a huge mess in your work environment, quickly clean and de-clutter the mess. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but reasonably tidy. As they say, a clean space creates room for new things. Those new things meaning ideas, inspiration and flowing words.
10 MINUTE DEEP BREATHING
Deep breathing helps by making you calmer and happier. One of the most distracting things for a blogger can be our stresses and worries. When I do these breathing exercises, my worries slowly fade away. If your new to deep breathing, this video on Youtube is perfect for beginners.
A NICE SCENT
When I smell something beautiful, like a flower, or rose, it brings me peace and happiness. Am I right? When I am working, I like to combine essential oils in my diffuser such as lavender (for relaxation) and rosemary (for focus). Another lovely combo is frankincense (for reducing stress) and rose (for happiness). Here is an essential oil guide if you are new to them. You may also prefer to use candles, incense and wax melts.
This is one of my most important steps in creating a calm environment. When I play music that is too fast and too loud, I cannot write at all. Apple have a “Pure Ambient” playlist if you search “Focus” in the curated playlists. Alternatively, just google ambient music for soothing tunes that are sure to clear your head.
Now all you need to do is make yourself a coffee or tea, invite your own voice to the party and start creating the magic that you share, which can inspire people all over the world. And don’t forget to have appropriate breaks so you don’t go starving like I do sometimes, oops! Speaking of breaks, if you are not feeling 100% to actually work, don’t force yourself to do it. Always find a balance.
What are the things that turn your blogging “light bulb” on? Do you need to stay calm to do this? Share in the comments![wysija_form id=”1″]