Staying calm is important for many reasons. It helps you think logically, which in turn results in better decision making. It also prevents spikes in your blood pressure, which overtime can negatively affect your heart. By staying calm, you allow for discussion rather than heated arguments.
It’s been said that ships don’t sink because of the water around them; ships sink because of the water that gets in them. The key is not to let what’s happening around you get inside and weigh you down.
The world we live in today is chaotic. With so many different opinions, people are losing their calm with one another – rather than intentionally creating calm in the world. The fact is that people with difference of opinion can peacefully co-exist if they take the time to cultivate calmness within their own hearts. Dr. Jordan Peterson, in his bestselling book ’12 Rules of Life’, said:
“Don’t underestimate the power of vision and direction. These are irresistible forces, able to transform what might appear to be unconquerable obstacles into traversable pathways and expanding opportunities. Strengthen the individual. Start with yourself.”
The key component is yourself. By intentionally creating calm within yourself, your presence will calm others. This creates a ripple effect to those around you. In this challenge, you will dive into and strengthen various areas of your psyche that create calm. Beyond journaling, we encourage you to join the daily breathing exercise that inherently brings inner calm.
Remember: breathe in calmness, breathe out stress.
Let’s get started.