A great tip for helping you to calm down when you are agitated is listen to music.
I like to listen to the jazz station when I am riding home from work because instrumental sounds calms me down and it helps me to release and relax.
I also noticed that when I listen to loud music or music with negative lyrics, I have to work extra hard on maintaining my Inner Peace.
Exercise: Build A List of Calm Music
- Start paying attention to how the music you listen to affects your mood
- Check your mood before you begin listening, while you are listening and after you listen to the music
- Make a list of all of the music that you listen to that is calm and relaxing
- Upload those songs on your Ipod or make a CD
Whenever you are having a chaotic day or if you need to just release and relax, you can take a few minutes and listen to your "calm" music to regain your mental state of peace.
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