Keeping It Cool: How To Calm A Restless Mind

Some people are born with the ability to keep it cool; these people walk through life unfazzled by what is thrown at them, maintaining a cool, calm exterior that exudes confidence, control and an ethereal quality that draws others to them. Others, unfortunately, get excited at the drop of a hat and/ or have such restless minds that they appear constantly distracted, highly disorganized and unconfident – even if they’re not. The cool ones may not actually be calm inside, but they do a good job of faking it. Here are a few tips on what you can do to fake it till you make it if you’re one of the restless spirits.

Give Yourself Time to Think

Whether you get distracted quickly or whether you flame up quickly, always give yourself a few moments to think before you act. The best way to do this is the tired old cliché of counting backwards from ten. Surprisingly, the descending numbers help calm any rampant emotions be they anger or frustration and you will be less likely to say or do anything you will later regret. Counting is also a great way to focus your mind and push distractions away, so next time you want to achieve that calmness, start counting.

Relax the Body with a Massage

Sometimes it takes physical relaxation for the mind to relax too and one of the best ways to achieve that is to hit the spa or salon – or both. Try body wraps, body scrubs, deep tissue massages etc. at a spa and/ or manicures, pedicures, facials etc. at a salon.

Salons and spas have a soothing ambience that is designed to make their clients relax, as that helps them receive the maximum benefit from the respective treatments. For example, if you’re stiff or tense during body wraps in Singapore, the muscles will take longer to absorb the nutrients from the wrap and you will not come away feeling loose and limber from that experience.

Breathe In, Breathe Out and Meditate

Meditation has been shown to have deep calming effects on the mind as well as enhancing mental capacity. There are different techniques in meditation that you can use to calm yourself. The easiest is to breathe in and out for ten counts while trying to focus your mind on one thing and one thing only. It’s surprisingly difficult to still the mind, but the more you do it, the better you’ll become. Soon, the effects of meditation and the feeling of serenity it creates will spill over into your life as well and help curb impulsive actions.