Be Calm


quote2.18I sat down, just getting ready to do my blog. Of course I had to go check Facebook first. 🙂 I like to see what’s going on, the new pictures, see what I want share from others, etc.


I had just commented on a picture and the screen flashes my computer may be infected and they won’t let me back on Facebook. Interesting…


So I calmly close all the windows I have open and pull up the virus scan software I run.


The point is, I remained calm. I didn’t get myself in a panic and think my computer was going to crash or my technology world was going to end.  I’ll run the software so I can get back on Facebook.


Remaining calm with all the things that are going on around us is many times difficult. A level head is what I’m referring to when I say calm.


This sounds like a small thing, but when we can be calm and keep a level head with some of the crazy things going on in our lives, it only helps us in the long run.


If you are making dinner, the smoke alarm goes off, the kids are fighting over the remote, the dog’s tracking mud into the house and your spouse is hollering from another portion of the house for you, you probably just want to scream.


And this really would be a beneficial time to remain calm and keep as level of a head as possible.


When things are coming at you from all sides, it may be difficult to remain calm. But if you get in the practice of it, every day, then the more stressful times won’t seem so bad. But you must remember that whilst you feel stressed, your dog may feel stressed too. If you see any signs that makes you think that your dog is anxious, then you may want to think about calming treats for dogs to help them feel better.


So how do you do that?


Breathe. This is the number one thing you can do to benefit yourself. Take some deep breaths. Many times when we’re stressed, we hold our breath. You don’t believe me? Pay attention next time you’re stressed.


Walk away. Just step away from the situation, if at all possible. If you are frustrated with what you are working on, walk down the hall or around the block or leave the room. 


Quiet time. Take some time for yourself. This may be in a quiet spot in your house, it may be in the library. Even if you need to go lock yourself in your car for awhile, give yourself some quiet time.


Be grateful. When things seem to be falling apart from all directions, these are the times to be grateful. As someone said to me today, ‘there is always someone else who is worse off than I am’. That’s always true. So look for things in your life to be grateful for.


Believe in yourself. If you aren’t feeling it right this minute, that’s OK. Accept this feeling and remember there have been other times in your life you did believe in yourself. Those are the times; when you were confident, when you felt good about yourself, those are the times you can pull on for strength.


For the times you don’t remain so calm, don’t beat yourself up. That’s what friends are for, to help you through those times.


Angel Blessings to you.



Empowerment 4 You


PS My computer doesn’t have any virus and I got back on Facebook 🙂

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6 Responses to Be Calm
  1. Sabrina
    February 18, 2013 | 8:07 am

    Be Calm. This is good. Sometimes you have to go crazy but the goal should be to set an example, rise above the distraction and noise and be calm. Great reminder.

    • Susanne Broome
      February 18, 2013 | 8:17 am

      Thanks Sabrina. Yes, the more we practice, the easier it is to always remain calm – at least calmer than without. 🙂

  2. Tina
    February 18, 2013 | 8:32 am

    Thanks for being the friend that helps me through those times :). I am so grateful for you! (and your awesome blogs).

    • Susanne Broome
      February 18, 2013 | 9:27 am

      You are welcome. And thank you to you too for being the friend at those times 😉

  3. Toni Nelson
    February 18, 2013 | 5:50 pm

    You are so right at times of stress we do tend to hold our breaths!

  4. Louise Myers
    February 19, 2013 | 12:12 am

    These are great tips for staying calm! I agree with putting breathing at #1. I’ve become aware of the breath-holding tendency and it helps to nip it in the bud!

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