Calmness...

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Wed, 11-03-2010 - 10:44am

Are you a calm person? How do you achieve a sense of calmness-do you ever use meditation or yoga?

Karla
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Sat, 11-06-2010 - 12:47am

I am becoming a calm person through meditation, aromatherapy and music.

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Mon, 11-08-2010 - 10:03am

I taught myself to be a calm person when I was young. It's not always easy, but not being calm when thoughts are racing through my head at 100mph just tires me out quickly and makes me look foolish.

I do meditate, and I've done yoga. I also practice Reiki, and I also turn to EFT. And I walk a lot when I am not calm inside.

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Mon, 11-08-2010 - 12:48pm

Most of the time I am a very calm person. I do have a limit, though, and if I am pushed far enough, I get hard-headed, stressed, and unwilling to compromise. It takes a lot to get me to that point, though.

Music is very calming as is surrounding myself with silence (no tv or kids), hibernating inside by the fireplace with a good meal and glass of wine, and getting lost in a good book.

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Mon, 11-08-2010 - 10:29pm

I like to do yoga but it's more for stretching than to relax me, although it does do that.

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Tue, 11-09-2010 - 8:06am

I'm a scented candle burner too! Do you find certain scents affect you more than others? What's your favorite?

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Tue, 11-09-2010 - 4:51pm

I am definitely NOT a calm person.

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Tue, 11-09-2010 - 4:56pm

How interesting Molly, I'd love to hear more about the guided imagery. I took part of a stress clinic once and it involved guided imagery. It was really quite interesting.

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Sat, 12-04-2010 - 4:52pm

I don't think I come off as being a nervous wreck, but sometimes I feel like one! I use daily meditation & yoga to keep in balance. I do the moves I can by watching Namaste yoga on Fit tv. I have meditation tapes by Deepak Chopra & Jon Kabat Zinn. Mostly they center on mindfulness. Living in the present keeps me from *what iffing* & worrying about the past & the future. jan