Curate Your Own Calm
- Decorate with organic earth tones. Give your eyes a break from aggressive, loud colors that cause irritation.
- Try ambient music playlists instead of hard charging radio with commercials. Be mindful of what you put into your head, as it subconsciously affects your mood that comes out.
- Keep the television off or limited to positive shows. Everything we experience, including movies, has energy that lingers in our spirit and then we wonder why we're feeling anxious.
- Go explore an outdoor landscape. If you allow yourself to focus on the small details, like how the leaves grow in patterns or the textures of bark winding around a tree trunk, then you allow yourself to experience the benefits of biophilia.
- Make something meaningful with your hands. When we participate in an activity in which our creative side is engaged, we are performing a meditative practice. Through this we are keeping the brain occupied with executive function but also relaxed with repetitive motion.