The Calm Revolution

I’m a worrier. I’m someone who can easily get panicky, paranoid, anxious and frustrated with myself if I get something wrong. I’m a total perfectionist. But these are flaws that I can admit to and they are flaws that daily I can feel being released slowly but surely from my body.

Yes, I am positive most of the time but when some life situations get in the way they can cause these unpleasant feelings to brew and I end up feeling awful again, having a total breakdown or stressing about everything. But I am managing to control it and I would like to help others to do so, too.

If you feel the same, get worked up in your day-to-day life, feel like you’re constantly failing at tasks, you’re not good enough for society, then I have found something that could really help you and allow you to strip back parts of your life that are stressful and focus on the good.

I have found so much inner peace through mindfulness and by reading inspiring books, which I am going to share with you in future blog posts. They really have and still are altering the way I perceive life and the way I act on a daily basis.

The first one I’m going to share with you is Calm by Michael Acton Smith (@acton on Twitter) and Alex Tew (@tewy on Twitter)

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My copy of ‘Calm’

I cannot begin to tell you how much this book has helped and continues to help me. I don’t want to spoil it for you as I think everyone should have a copy of their own, but from the smooth and calming feel of the cover, the soft blues used in a fade and the beautifully illustrated pages it makes me feel relaxed and appreciate important aspects of life and forget the negatives as soon as I pick it up.

Full of inspirational quotes, passages and pictures, this book really is a revolution in the modern day busy world. Whenever I feel stressed I pick it up and can open it at almost any page and find something that will reduce those negative feelings and calm down my crazy thoughts.

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A page in my ‘Calm’ book, a quote by John Milton

The book is full of really simple tips along with colours and images that make it easy to follow and understand to bring more calm into your life. From how to take a break, meditation tips, how to get the most out of your relationship to how to sleep more peacefully, Calm offers something for everyone.

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Calm even has its own colouring in pages for you to de-stress, and there are some wonderful pages for you to fill out as well as read.

I thoroughly recommend this book – whether you want to read it from cover to cover, open it at the ‘Nature’ section, find a specific quote or idea, colour in, or just carry it with you everyday and open on random pages.

Calm the mind. Change the world is their motto and I strongly believe that if the mind is focussed, negative thoughts will disappear as positivity and calm takes over the stressed mind.

I absolutely love the work of the authors and I can’t thank them enough for this wonderful book.

Keep Smiling 🙂

Amber x

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