10 things blogged on the 10th of every month.

I’ve recently been renewing my garden and have created a little, cool, shady place to sit when I need to calm down or just enjoy the garden on a hot day. I often refer to my “Little Book of Calm” by Paul Wilson to help me to gather my thoughts. I hope you will find the following 10 thoughts from the book helpful and I’ve also included a photo of my shady place to help you get in the mood.

10 thoughts by Paul Wilson to inspire you:-
  1. GROW YOUR OWN- Gardeners are among the most calm and relaxed people (while they’re gardening) you’ll find.
  2. PAINT THE TOWN GREEN- Keep plants where you work, sleep and live and you’ll enjoy more oxygen. The more oxygen you can get, the calmer you will become.
  3. THINK CALM- Have calm thoughts, picture calm scenes, recall calm sounds.
  4. SMELL THE BLOOMS- Certain scents stimulate the production of the relaxing chemical, serotonin, in the brain.Among the most effective of these scents are lavender and chamomile.
  5. USE A SOFT VOICE- Have you ever noticed a calm person with a loud voice?
  6. PRETEND IT’S SATURDAY.
  7. REST IN A TUB- A leisurely, warm bath soothes like no other method. Lower the lights, add a few drops of your favourite oil, and you’ll be transported.
  8. GO ON, SMILE- A smile relaxes all the major facial muscles. It also sets off an emotional chain reaction that invariably helps you feel good.
  9. RECOGNISE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HAVING AND LIVING.
  10. GAZE ON SOMETHING BLUE- Or pink. Sometimes green. Each of these colours- one warm, two cool- has the ability to instil calm in a troubled mind.
There are LOADS more in the book and if you would like to leave a comment either just say ‘Hello’ 🙂 or share something you do to help you stay calm. Lots of Love, Irene x.

Author: irenefitz

Retired teacher and silver surfer. x

16 thoughts on “10 things blogged on the 10th of every month.”

  1. I use the "think calm" method when I can't sleep at night. When that happens I try to project myself into a favorite place or imagine what our next vacation will be like. I usually end up falling asleep fairly quickly because they happy thoughts help me relax into sleept.

  2. Lovely to share your shady place with you! :)The only problem with pretending that it's Saturday is that work gets a bit upset when I don't turn up…. 😉

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