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50 Ways to Calm Your Nervous System


Some of these are delightfully new to me. So many possibilities!

Thriving Under Pressure

50 Calming Exercises

  1. Light a candle. Notice the flicker of the flame.
  2. Open a window.
  3. Watch the trees sway in the breeze.
  4. Breathe in fresh air.
  5. Record last night’s dreams in a journal.
  6. Smile while reading this sentence.
  7. Dance to a song from your teenage years.
  8. Belt out show tunes in the shower.
  9. Burn some incense. Observe the smoke bend and flow.
  10. Listen to spa music.
  11. Write a love letter to yourself.
  12. Lay on the ground, close your eyes, and feel the weight of gravity.
  13. Before going to bed, step out your front door, and count seven stars.
  14. Forgive someone from your past.
  15. Forgive yourself.
  16. Dim a lightbulb.
  17. Lie still under a pile of cozy blankets.
  18. Wear your favourite colour on Mondays.
  19. Bake a cake from scratch.
  20. Call a friend and tell them what you admire about them.
  21. Call your best friend and ask what they admire about you.
  22. Lean…

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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

15 thoughts on “50 Ways to Calm Your Nervous System

  1. Yes i always remember my dreams ..thanks for sharing this calm my system. Anita

  2. This is a very nice list!

  3. Thank you for sharing my blog post. You are a blessing my friend. ❀️❀️

  4. This is a great list! Thanks! Have a great weekend!

  5. Thanks for sharing, JoAnna. There are some exercises on the list that I’ve never considered. Definitely worth a try πŸ™‚

  6. Love Andrea’s List JoAnna…. And I am delighted to know I must be pretty Calm… as I do almost all of them. LOL.. πŸ™‚ ❀

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