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Top 10 tips for a Calm day

Updated on September 9, 2022

This is the first part in my series of illustrated tips of how to relax and be happy

Humanity has gone to great lengths to find methods to feel at peace in the midst of a fast-pace life like todays. Our minds are constantly bombarded with a great deal of information, fighting every moment to process and place everything in perspective. Even if we don't want to the brain-chatter goes on and it looks often times like it is just normal and there is only so many hours in a day to experience this wondeful wold in our short lifetime.

Ajay is a 20 year old bubbly young adult and already he has mastered the art of the calm. He provides us with 10 ways in which he makes his days calmer.

Here goes, a day in the life of a cool dude.

1. Negativity is okay for once

Negative Ions freshen up the air, help in enhancing our breathing and mood, leaving us feeling calm and ever energetic.

An inexpensive negative ion-generator (Ioniser) will drive our worries away!

Natural Negative Ion Generators:

  • Himalayan Salt;
  • Natural environments;
  • Indoor Waterfall;
  • Take a hot shower. The steam releases negative ions;
  • Ferns and other indoor plants.

" Ajay inhales negative ions" ©
" Ajay inhales negative ions" ©

2. Do the Tai Chi moves

Practice just a few Tai Chi routines and feel your tensions go away.

The body's natural relaxation response to the art of Tai Chi is very powerful, as it helps focus on our breathing and keeps us in the present moment.

Regular practice brings down our stress levels, boosts our feeling of serenity, and teaches us to stay calm and collected in the face of life’s tribulations.

"Ajay practices Tai Chi" ©
"Ajay practices Tai Chi" ©

Although we need to keep stress on hand as our pal in case of emergencies, in a fight or flight situation, its constant activation wears out our body.

3. Start your meal raw

Raw fruits and vegetables are a great way to start your meal. They enhance calm and provide harmony to the course, with its alkaline properties.

2011 ©
2011 ©

4. Love to wear white?

The colors of our clothes make a sea difference in the way we feel. Light colors lead to a therapeutic calm. In color therapy, white represents cleansing and starting afresh and reduction of nagging feelings.

Wearing fully white gives us a lot of attention because we stand out in a crowd. So it is bidding goodbye to our loneliness.

White means purity, hence the selection of white in a wedding dress, a priest's cassock, and a nun's habit.

In summer, white is the best choice because it keeps our body cool and makes us feel fresh.


Fish make some of the coolest pets. We don't interfere in their space by just watching them.

While watching them gracefully cutting through the water with their silvery bodies, we instantly feel calm, as if watching the seas.

"My goldfish gives me attention by waving herself towards me while watching her. All she wants is for me to feed her. She seems always hungry. But I don't care, because she has no idea how calm she makes me feel by just watching her."



5. Watch the Fish


6. Take a break from your smart phone

A phone is often a stress-generator. Step away from it every once in a while and notice how relaxed we feel.

Ajay never liked to own a watch even for the the sake elders felt it a good idea, if it means he can buy a relaxed mind he rather choose that. Trick your mind into staying calm.


7. Set practical standards

We may set standards only if we can control the outcome. Setting too high a target may only disrupt our relaxed lives. There is no point in agonizing and beating ourselves up over getting perfect results.

Rewarding ourselves a bit from time-to-time could give us peace and calm.

One way to set a standard is to figure out how far we could push the envelope and set ourselves achievable goals in order to take those baby steps forward reach the the main goal.

Then if we stumble on the way a few times it won't be so devastating as long as your are moving and on the right path.


8. Run for 30 minutes

"Heck! I can run!" (c)
"Heck! I can run!" (c)

Running is one of the greatest stress-relievers in life.

We would just have to put on our running shoes and use our natural talent to run, and we would find calm in barely a lap.


9. Allow our feet to meditate

We may use warm water with some essential oils to soak our feet.

Massaging our feet with a moisturizer or bathing our feet in tranquil scented warm water will relax us a great deal instantly.

We stand on our feet at least 16 hours a day, holding up pounds of our body-weight. Fifteen minutes of pleasure to the foot is all that is needed to feel calm.


10. Sleep like a baby

Caffeine, alcohol, cigarettes and stress only interfere with the ability to stay calm.

We could do whatever it takes to get that daily dose of sleep. Ideally it should be at least 8 hours. Although some may profess we practically don't need any sleep whatsoever, studies show otherwise. Read a book, listen to your favorite music or an audiobook, or just do some chants to induce sleep naturally, without any effort.

I just tune into some Lo-fi music or a splutter of rainfall. Never reach for a tiktok or youtube shorts browse to keep you insanely up for hours to steel you off that shut-eye we all need so much.


To sum up this series here is an interesting thought.

One of my maternal aunts spends at least 1 hour at the end of every day, just lifting up her legs and resting them against the wall. Call her crazy, but it works for her. She is 95 today and healthier than most of us who are half her age. And one of her secrets to longevity.

So long then, I too need to get a good night’s sleep, after a hot shower and some inhaling of all those blissful ions, like Ajay suggests. It's a weekend here in Dubai...yay!!

Stay Calm out there wherever you are until the next time.


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