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Top Calming Words In The English Language

Calming Words

We have moments when we feel we need a moment of calm. Many times we meet these moments at work or in a place where we can’t take a longer break. Calming words can help you calm down. A few words placed in your thoughts or in the words you say can help you a lot to calm down.

Words have power. Used regularly, they calm your thoughts. Having calm thoughts and emotions will calm you down. With calm emotions and your body will be calm and calm. Below is a list of top ten most calming words in the english language.

1. safe

The word safe is a very reassuring word. It can be used in various ways in sentences and as innovative as possible. Some statements that can be given as an example are: I am safe. The world is safe. The future is safe. I am on a safe journey through eternity. Every time you use the word safe in a sentence, that phrase receives a vibration of silence, of depth. Similar words to safe are: shielded, sheltered, guarded, secure, all right.

2. nurtured

The word nurtured is a very powerful word. This word shows his true power if it is used more in questions than in statements. For example: What can I do now to feel more nurtured in my body? This type of question built around the word Nurtured attracts many inventive ideas to calm down and calm down. The moment we feel that everything is taking cared of we feel at peace. Similar words to nurtured are: take care of, support, foster, tend, nourish, encourage, cultivate, help, aid, fuel, strengthen.

3. serenity

Serenity means a state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled. The word serenity brings you a state of peace and blessing. When you say it, it seems to rise to other realms. It’s like he’s out of this world. A moment of serenity is a moment full of magic. We are all looking for these great moments of life. When they all seem to be well connected. A moment of serenity always involves a part of nature. Nature is somehow present in these moments of serenity. The sunset on the horizon of a sea. Sunrise on the peaks of some mountains. Moments of serenity. Similar words to serenity are: calmness, calm, composure, tranquility, peacefulness, peace, collectedness, equanimity, togetherness, ease, quiet, stillness.

4. loving-kindness

Loving Kindness is a combination of two words that separately calm the mind and soul. This combination was very often used and promoted by the 14th Dalai Lama. In many of his speeches he occasionally utters this combination of words. Used correctly and with a deeper understanding of the notion of loving-kindness this word has a great benefit on our peace. The soul is created to return to love. Compassion and altruism are part of our DNA. Loving-kindness means tenderness and consideration towards others and yourself.

5. irenic

Irenic is an adjective and means promoting peace. If you are irenic means that you are promoting peace. You might say that you have an irenic personality if you treasure more being kind than being right.

6. halcyon

Halcyon means a state of being calm, peaceful, happy and prosperous.

7. warmheartedness

Warmheartedness is acting with kindness and sympathy. Warmheartedness is a powerful words and a powerful emotion also. Similar words to warmheartedness are: warmth, caring, lovingness, affection, warmness, fondness, tenderness, heart.

8. serendipity

Serendipity means finding something good without looking for it.

9. namaste

Namaste is an indian word and means a respectful greeting said when giving a namaskar.

10. wabi-sabi

Wabi-sabi is a concept from Japanese and means the art of finding beauty within the imperfections of life and accepting the natural cycle of growth and decay. Wabi-sabi is about celebrating cracks, crevices, and all other marks that time, weather and love left behind.

This is our list of calming words. There are many other words with the ability to calm down. If you know a reassuring word, comment below to help calm someone who is looking for words to be calm. Do you know more calming words to add to this list? Share below with a comment.

How to Get Over Distraction?

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Have you ever faced the situation when the day comes to an end, but you still haven’t finished the text that you have planned for today? You can blame yourself, the fate, your client, or a house elf. Butin fact, most of such undone tasks lies in the lack of focus.

Nowadays, it is a great deal to focus on one task. Every time you start doing something, the phone starts to vibrate from the flow of incoming messages and notifications from social networks. Also, when you use the internet, you are surrounded by various temptations. I frequently suffer from the following thing: I start writing the article, then I open a browser to find more information on the topic, and finally, I find myself reading about deoxyribonucleic acid after an hour. Sounds familiar?

Nearly all of us dream of a universal recipe that will make us stay focused, write immediately and productively. In truth, though, there is none. I have tried out various methods found over the internet and want to share with you those that have worked in my case. Maybe, my experience will help you get more focused and tuned into writing.

Clean up the workplace.

Your workplace may directly affect your productivity. Favorite mini figures of superheroes, family photos, bunch of colored papers, tangled cables, a couple of unfinished cups of coffee. Don’t give the mess a chance to get rid of you!

Messy or clean desktop – is an endless battle.Some people claim that disorder helps them generate an idea and they just don’t want to waste their time cleaning. The scientists have found out that a messy environment affects your ability to focus, so if you wantto be more concentrated on your tasks, keep your workplace clean.

Get cables in order, buy the most beautiful cup and make it one and only for your drinks, and keep only the necessary things on your table. Use organizers to store your writing stuff and materials in one place and by hand. If you enjoy keeping hand-written notes, inspirationalphrases and pictures before eyes, use inspirational boards that you can buy instore or make by yourself. Hang it near your workplace and enjoy!

Cleaning your table from useless and distracting things will clean your thoughts and tune into the work. Let cleaning the workplace be your everyday ritual.

Tidy up the desktop from applications and files.

In the ideal world files like Untitled1.doc or Mind_Blowing_Article_v.2.0 are renamed and kept in the appropriate folder on your computer, not on your desktop. I have a bad habit of storing current (and old) files on my desktop. But when I finally put everything in the right place, I can’t help feeling the freshness and inspiration.

Compare these two screenshots of before cleaning and after. Feel the difference?

It is a good habit to make a big clean up onyour computer once a week or month. Clean the desktop and downloads directory,delete old files and duplicated documents. I prefer to place the necessaryapplication shortcuts in the taskbar for quick access.

Mute your mobile phone.

It’s hard not to check your phone every hour.Recent research from Deloitte has shown that Americans check their phones52 times a day. Checking your phone gives you a false feeling of consuming new information and being needed. It comforts us when we are annoyed, upset or whenwe are bored. At the same time, it distracts us from really important thingslike writing.

Unless you are waiting for an urgent call, turn your mobile off. At least turn  off notifications. Nowadays, most of the phones have an option to pick the contacts you wish to receive calls and messages from.

If you have an iPhone, you can use a “do not disturb” feature. To manage this feature, tap Settings > Do Not Disturb. Here you can set a specific time when you want to turn off notifications. Also, you can create a list of important contacts to receive calls from them. Check your phone for similar features.

If you still feel the passion for checking your mobile, try to reduce this habit with a new one. For example, I write several random phrases or words on paper sheets and move to the trash.

Block time-consuming websites.

How much time do you spend on Facebook, Pinterest, and other time-wasting websites? On the one hand, many of them maybe helpful for finding necessary information and inspiration for your articles. On the other side, it turns into a monster that eats time when you need to focus on writing.

To get rid of such websites, use one of the following extensions for the Chrome browser:

StayFocused, Strict Workflow – block the list of websites that distract you from work. You can manage the list by adding and deleting websites. The application is based on the Pomodoro technique that aims to improve productivity by alternating 25 minutes of work and 5 minutes of break.

Go F*ckingWork is a humorous but still useful extension that will keep you from distracting websites.

You can find similar extensions for other browsers in the productivity extensions section. And one more recommendation. Don’t keep several browsers on your computer. You may be tempted to open the desired website in another one.

Use simple text editing applications and online services.

The primary aim of every writer is to write the text. If you are tired from additional features and bulk interface of your current text editor, try to use simple online editors and programs. Here are the most popular programs and charge-free services:

Calmly Writer. It’s an online text editor and also works a Chrome extension. When you launch Calmly Writer, it will show you only the text entry area and nothing else. The format bar appears after you select the text. To access other options, you will need to click the menu button. The application automatically saves the document after you make any change. As a bonus for those who are in love with typewriters, you can turn on thetypewriter sound.

FocusWriter. It is a simple writing environment available for Linux, Windows, and macOS. Simple interface, distraction-free writing text field, and intuitive design will be a savior for those who strive to simplicity. It’s free of charge and will meet the most demanding requirements of essay writers.

Zen Pen. Another one simple online text editor without superpowers. You have an option to save your text on your computer, format the text, set target word count, and switch day/night writing mode. Developers guarantee you a minimum of distractions.

Set deadlines and plan your time ahead.

All great things start with careful planning. The plan helps to know your strength, stay focused on current tasks, and doeverything on time. Planning is essential both for your work and personal life.

Take a habit to make to-do-lists every day. If you are writing a voluminous work, write in parts and set daily goals for the word count. It’s a perfect formula for being a productive writer. Also, set the deadline. For many people, the deadline is the best tool to make something happen. So if you set yourself a deadline for a specific task – you raise the chance to do it.

Use the most convenient planning tool: notebook, planner, calendar, browser extension or desktop/mobile application.Here are the most popular tools:

Googlecalendar. A classic tool for planning all spheres of your life. Available nearly on all devices has an intuitive interface and a great list of options.

Todoist. It’s a time-planner available as a mobile application, browser extension, and as a taskbar on PC and Mac. It’s a great tool to gather your recent and prospective tasks and goals in one place.

Wunderlist. A simple to-do-list. Application available on various devices: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome, and Kindle.

TeamweekButton. This extension will be helpful for those who work with services like GitHub, GitLab, Trello, Jira, Asana, Bitbucket, and Podio.

Win the Day. An eye-catchy Chrome extension that may help you achieve short- and long-term goals. You can set goals, daily targets, track the progress, and implement new habits.

Listen to the music.

When your neighbors are too loud, or traffic sounds make you feel irritated, you need something to stay focused. The music can be a rescue. You may find out that one music serves well for brainstorming, while other help you keep doing routine tasks. Try out playlists created by other people or create one on your own.Experiment with music styles and find one that works for you the best.

Use a recorder.

It’s a great way to record your thoughts while doing various things. For example, if you suddenly have caught a brilliant ideawhile writing an article, record it on a dictaphone. On the one hand, you canopen a new file on your computer or write it by hand on a piece of paper. But Iprefer to use voice recorder – it’s my single place for my ideas and inspiration.It is easier to come back to writing after talking than turning from onewriting to another. As if I will start writing something new, I will skip doingwhat I have planned. If you suffer from the same thing, try voice recorder.

Learn to meditate.

Meditation and mindfulness have become an essential part of those who keep with the progressive evolution. Today, many people practice meditation: office workers, artists, soldiers, scientists, athletes, and other people. It is an excellent non-pharmacological tool that helps improve attention, memory, verbal functions, and cognitive flexibility. Meditation is easy and doesn’t require specific knowledge. You can usemeditation at your workplace, in the park, or on the way to home. You won’tlook strange or suspicious. If you haven’t practiced it yet, try it now!

  • Choose a comfortable position: sit or lie. Keep your back straight if you sit.
  • Breathe deeply. Mentally go through every part of your body with every breath you take. Start from the tips of your shoes and move up to the top of your head.
  • Try to feel all your body parts. Relax your body and fuel it with energy. Feel the warmth and calmness.

You can use such applications as Current, that will remind you when it’s time to meditate. Make it your habit.

Summing Up

All the methods from this article is a part of my daily struggle for being focused and productive. Sometimes they work, sometimes not. All in all, we are not machines. Try out different productivity approaches, experiment, and find those that work for you best. What does helpyou stay focused? What methods have you already tried?

Florence Clark

Bio: Florence Clark is an aspiring writer and passionate traveler. Become a professional journalist is her biggest dream.

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Write Down Your Problems: Why it Helps

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We all have emotional problems, and sometimes – if not even most of the times – we don’t really know how to handle all those complicated feelings. Our brains and thoughts are spinning very rapidly. Therefore, we can’t properly focus on our main problems so we are jumping from an idea to another.

Writing down your problems comes really helpful on this matter. You can’t write as fast as you think. Therefore, by writing, you are forced to focus on a specific problem before you jump to the next. In fact, this is a very good way to understand your problems, which, of course, leads to solving them.

Furthermore, in order to be more specific, there are several reasons for which writing down your problems helps. In today’s post, we’re going to discuss the most important benefits you’ll get from writing down your problems. Pay attention!

1.  Stress Release

When we say problems, we say stress.  No matter how hard you try to delay your issues or pretend that they’re not there, the stress won’t leave until you deal with them. Writing comes in really handy if you want to cut all that stress off.

Let’s say you want to make the perfect gift for someone special. First, you think that you will eventually figure something out. But as the event gets closer, your wish becomes stressful. While you are running out of time, you might consider buying something basic and stress more because she or he might not really like it.

Why do this when you can write down everything you know about that person and make a personalized present with which you can’t go wrong? And with this, you’re freeing your mind from all that unnecessary stress.

But that was just an example. It is true though that stress is gone whenever you write down your problems. It helps you understand the problem and lets you see what you have to do. So, you will see no more reasons to stress out.

2.  Focus

It is normal not to know where your starting point is considering that you have too many problems on your mind. Writing down these problems is truly useful. It’s just like writing a to-do list, but with issues which you’ll have to deal with. By the means of writing, you can put your mind in order and focus on each problem in particular.

Of course, you can do it in your mind too. However, thinking is a fast process in which your mind can fly away. I mean, how many times you started thinking about something and ended up thinking about a completely different thing? I know, most of the times. That’s why writing is the best. It keeps you focused on the matter.  Next time when you know you have a lot of things to deal with, try writing them down and see for yourself how much it helps to focus on one problem at a time.

3.  Connect the Dots

Throughout your life, you’ll be facing unexpected issues and challenges that you’ll barely understand where they’re coming from. You keep your mind busy by trying to understand. But have you ever tried to write down what happened? Put the events head to head? That’s what I thought, no. Why? Because you don’t see how this can help.

Well, while you are thinking, you are missing lot of important details. In the process of writing, as you see what happened trough words, some things may pop up in your mind. These details help you connect the events and lead you to a better understanding of what you are dealing with.

4.   Calm Down

Problems tend to make us nervous, angry, or sad. We keep all those feelings to ourselves. Nevertheless, writing down your feelings can release all that negativity and calm you down. Not only that you can exteriorize yourself in this way, but you can also write slowly, with much calm, letting your brain enter a relaxed state.

This rhythm has the same effect as the beats of the heart. It keeps you calm or it can make you go crazy. No one likes being angry for a long time. Angriness is definitely a negative emotion that’s rarely going to benefit your life. While you’re writing down your thoughts with calm and in silence, the feelings of angriness will suddenly lose power and you’ll start feeling neutral again.

5.  Discover Your Next Goals

Think of your brain as a very complex hard drive where you keep all the memories, emotions, ideas, and problems too. Writing down helps you understand your issues, and of course, it eventually aids you in solving them. When we’re out of stress and we’re in control of our lives, there will be less internal chaos.

When you have a lot of “free space” in your mind, you’ll always feel the need to fill it with more important matters. This offers you the perfect opportunity to have a goal-setting session and think of what you want to do next.

Think about your most important goals in the current moment. Brainstorm, Note down. Start dreaming like kids do before Santa arrives. Maintain a relaxed state of mind and finish your goal setting. Once you’ve done that, you’ll be better organized and better motivated to make progress!

6.  Improves Your Writing Skills

While you write down, you’re obviously training a skill. In fact, you’re training one of the most important skills that people can possess right now: writing skills. One of the easiest and the most pleasant way of regularly training your writing skills is by keeping a journal. People that journal is usually better writers, as they keep practicing each and every day.

Keeping a journal have its perks. For example, your memories are preserved and they’ll hardly go away. After all, your life’s happenings are in that journal, always at your disposal. In a short time, you will realize how your writing skills would have never been so developed without your consistent commitment to journaling.

7.  Write down Your Ideas on The Paper

Most of the times, when in your mind comes up brilliant ideas, you forget about them as you never store them somewhere. This is a mistake. And as with all mistakes, it would be pay off really bad if we’d repeat it more than once.

Therefore, you’d better be prepared all the time, because good ideas should never be left in the wind. If you already have a journal, keep it close to you. If you don’t, you should get one. I mean, who knows where these ideas might lead you in the future?

Conclusion

Experiencing an internal chaos where thoughts come and go without control becomes a normal aspect of our contemporary society. Nevertheless, what’s truly important is that you assume responsibility for these thoughts and take action towards sorting them and paying attention to the most relevant.

That’s why writing down your problems is so handy on this matter. Not only that it helps you relieve stress, but it also forces you to visualize the roots of your problem in a more rational way so you will know where to look in order to make things better. And because writing down a few words on a paper is not a hard thing to do, every one of us should be doing it!

Robert Morris

Author’s Bio

Robert Morris is a marketing expert and a freelance writer. Currently, he is working as an editor for the best resume writing service.

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How the 3 M’s Can Help You Reach Your New Year’s Resolutions and Goals

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2017 has left many of us wanting more in our lives. From political to social unrest, we all want to have a more positive and compassionate 2018. According to Psychology Today, the number one New Year’s resolution this year is “be kind.” That’s something to be encouraged by.

We all need a little more kindness in the world. This goal will take just as much work to achieve as any of your other resolutions. Habits and mindsets don’t just happen overnight. You need to put in the work if you want to achieve your dreams and goals.

Fortunately, there are many methods and techniques that will help you find and stay on the path to success. By following the 3 M’s: Mantras, Meditation and Music the goal of a more positive 2018 will certainly be reached. Let’s get started!

Mantras

Words have an incredible amount of power over people. Just a few words can either motivate someone or tear them down, even holding sway over your body’s healing processes. The words you say and hear are crucial to the achievement of your goals.

This is where mantras come in. A mantra is a phrase you repeat to yourself either silently or out loud. By saying these words several times each day, you remind yourself of your goals on a continual basis. It helps to put a written form of your mantra somewhere you regularly look at, such as on the wallpaper of your cell phone or your mirror.

When faced with a decision you have to make, your phrase will be right where you need. It will help you make the right choices to reach your dreams. The most important thing about your mantra is that it must ring true to you and what you’re trying to achieve. It won’t help you to mutter a phrase over and over again that does nothing to lift your soul.

So choose carefully and know that there’s the perfect mantra out there for you. It’s also useful to schedule this practice, even down to putting it on your calendar if you have a busy lifestyle, like one of a student. Keep in mind how many times you would like to say your mantra a day and at what time you will do it. Also, consider if you want to keep this practice for a set amount of days or if you want this practice to last your life.

Meditation

Meditation is a great practice on its own and in conjunction with saying your mantras. Meditating is not only beneficial for your physical and mental health, but also for accomplishing your goals. This practice trains your mind to focus on what you want to achieve and puts you in the right mindset to succeed. The first step is to relax your body so you’re able to focus on nothing else but your breath.

Concentration can escape you if you’re in a tense state. After a few minutes of focusing on your breathing, take the time to say your mantra out loud. By repeating your mantra, you will continue to calm down and prepare yourself for the next and most important step: Manifesting.

Manifesting is when you visualize your dreams and make them into reality. When you come to this part of your meditation practice, picture in your mind what it would look like when you accomplish your goal. Be as specific as you can be.

Even simple details, like the clothes you’ll wear and what you’ll smell, will be beneficial to you in realizing your dreams. By continually imagining success, you will grow more conscious of the opportunities and choices you can make that will lead you closer to your aspirations.

Music

Much like words, music can make us feel an array of emotions. It’s even used to improve mental health. Your favorite tunes can help you get into the zone and encourage you to chase your dreams. However, not all music is created equal. Some types of music increase productivity, while others don’t.

Although research has shown that people who listen to music while working are faster at getting their jobs done and are more creative in their thinking, there are genres of music that actually hinder mental processes. While classical music, nature sounds, and epic soundtracks are known to improve concentration and motivation, music with words has been proven to have the opposite effect.

Just how talking to people can distract you from completing a task at hand, music with lyrics can do much of the same thing. Instead of playing in the background, the words of a song can play the leading role and steal your attention away from what you’re trying to achieve. The simpler the music structure of a soundtrack is, the better.

Music with too many chords can be just as distracting as lyrics. Choice also seems to play a role in whether or not music helps or hinders your progress to your dream. When you’re the one choosing to listen to music, you will receive the benefits mentioned before. However, if you were not given the choice to listen, the songs you hear can impede you.

Conclusion

No matter what your resolutions are this year, a more positive 2018 is within your grasp. By repeating mantras, meditating and listening to music, your chances of completing your goals rises exponentially. So for this New Year, follow the three M’s to experience a marvelous 2018.

Author’s Bio

Avery T. Phillips is a freelance human being with too much to say. She loves nature and examining human interactions with the world. Comment or tweet her @a_taylorian with any questions or suggestions.

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