That’s harder than it might sound. I used to laugh when someone told me I appeared to be a calm person. Outwardly, I have developed that persona, but inwardly, my mind and emotions are racing, rushing, and obsessing.
Calm does not follow these kinds of activities. So to develop my inner calm, I need to focus on things completely outside myself. Watching movies is one way I achieve this.
Another way is to piddle away on my various blogs. What? How can that calm me? Well, it’s definitely distracting and the activities take me down a trail of wonder and amazement, as I learn how to do various things that are unrelated to my “comfort zone.”
You’re right, it doesn’t really make sense, but when I do accomplish something new, I can totally relax. Like right now, I learned how to change the background color on this blog. Rest assured that the background will probably change again, just like my blog headers. But I have now learned how to do it, so I feel relaxed.
Yesterday when I tried it, it didn’t work at all. Perhaps it was something related to the site and not my incompetence, since I could do it easily this morning.
My first Sunday activity is posting my Sunday Salon, which is now on a new site (Accidental Moments).
Now I’m going to go watch a movie. I have a whole stack of them to choose from today, after pulling them off the shelves, one by one, whenever they appeared in my thoughts.