5 Calming Activities For The Anxious Mind

Hello, how are you coping with the new normal?

Now that we all are entering into a new phase, the new normal is what it’s called, in which the shock brought by the spreading of an infectious disease without a direct cure is starting to calm down, we are beginning to slide in some kind of limbo, adjusting to updated rules here and there.

In my case, this is my new normal, which you can read here.

However even though the shock is dying down the anxious people are not necessarily going to be less anxious. In fact, this new normal is stirring up new what-ifs. It seems we are all caught up in between two phases and the obscurity is there, screaming in front of us.

Today, I compiled a list of helpful activities to somehow lessen the unstable state of our minds.

1. Reconnect with your hobbies

What’s one thing you enjoy doing but is always set aside due to lack of time or because you simply have so much work? Now is the perfect time to immerse yourself in that particular activity. This will not only positively distract you but engaging thoroughly will ease your mind of unnecessary thoughts and help keep your focus in shape.

2. Read books, discover blogs

Ah, the heavenly scent of opening the pages of a book. Who else agrees? Do you have a favorite book? I’m gonna be honest I grew up reading Harry Potter and that series is absolutely still my favorite.

Reading books is one of those activities that get our mind engrossed in a story, a journey, an adventure of a lifetime which most of the time, something that cannot transpire in our real lives but the good thing about it is that, reading is like watching a movie but without a screen. It encourages our imagination to run wild but only within the context of the story and thus pushes anxious thoughts aside.

3. Get yourself a cup of tea

Yes, tea, and please don’t do more than a cup of coffee during these days! Drinking tea is associated with a positive mood and feelings of relaxation. It will not totally calm you down but for the time being, the ritualistic preparing of tea and consuming it helps in mediating stress in general.

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4. Listen to relaxing music

It doesn’t have to be actual music. It can be natural sounds such as water running down a stream, the sound of rain, leaves rustling in the wind, or birds chirping, or whatever it is that you would want to listen to. The good thing is that all these sounds are searchable on Youtube so go ahead and explore, but I want to recommend strongly listening to natural sounds. Essentially we are part of nature, and sounds that celebrate life produce a calming effect in our mind, like that feeling of coming home after a long day.

5. Organize your wardrobe

I don’t know what is it with sitting down and folding clothes but organizing my wardrobe brings a sense of calmness for me. Feeling the texture of each piece, holding, and then mindfully folding them satisfies me in a relaxing way. Knowing that there is something here at my disposal that I can control, lessens the feeling of uncertainties.

Final Thoughts

I am not the type to be positive all the time. In fact, I am extremely sensitive and easily gets all emotional but if there is one thing I am thankful for in this dark time of the 20th century, it is the opportunity to be with ourselves more and the chance to appreciate life and all the small things we usually take granted for. I’m not saying I’m thankful because there is a pandemic going on, but I am grateful for the realizations that this event is giving me, that no matter how uncertain life is, we can still choose to act as humans with compassion.

Stay safe everyone. Lovelots.

Hello! Thank you for reading this from The Mindful Modus.

My name is Princess of The Mindful Modus, a blogger on a mission of helping people develop a healthy approach to work and life by incorporating mindful practices to everyday, mundane self care routines. All the contents of my blog are decaf-initely free but a coffee can greatly help me stay awake! Thank you so much!

29 thoughts on “5 Calming Activities For The Anxious Mind

  1. Great post! I feel like everyone in quarantine has kind of cycled through being anxious, baking, working out, and trying to live up to this hyper-productive standard while in lock down. This is such a good reminder that sometimes the best form of self-care is just to do small things and to be present!

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    1. Hello, thank you so much for reading this post. Indeed, this pandemic is having us all in circles and it’s easy for us to get lost and feel alone. Self-care, though in the form of tiny, seemingly unimportant ways, is the walking stick that we need in our unstable moments. Thank you so much for dropping by! ❤️

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  2. I’m totally getting into you 🥰 I’ve been following your blog these days and I kinda relate few of post. It was so orgasmic 🍃 I was trying to binge sometimes but I can’t focused much of it, cause I do have workloads coming. 😔 Still whenever I read your post I can feel your soul ❤️

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    1. Hello, wow. I never thought my posts can relate so much with others. These words that you have for me, right here, you don’t know how these words hit me with so much emotions. Goosebumps all over. I’m trying my best to calm here!

      Honestly, to tell you the truth, I don’t talk about self-confidence because up to this point I still doubt myself. When I go over and read my posts, all I read are simple words, and all I see of myself is just a basic “sharer” not even an actual blogger.

      I have no words, how to reply. Goosebumps.

      Thank you so much, truly. What you said right there, is exactly what I need, straight to my heart ❤️❤️❤️

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      1. No worries dear, just keep on sharing your thoughts, especially the one that your heart wanted to say. Everything was so perfect, although the world seems imperfect right now. 💕

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  3. Thank for your blog! I really enjoyed reading it. I’m a very sensitive person myself and I get very easily overwhelmed with all the bad news going on in this world which affects my mental well-being… I’m even trying to stick with my self-care routine. It’s not always easy to do it consistently but
    I remind myself to stay motivated. I’ve noticed the more I keep taking care of myself away from media and social media, the more I see positive change in my attitude and thoughts. The things I’m grateful for and reminding myself that things happening are temporary and not permanent.
    Thanks for sharing your experience and tips! It was a pleasant read. Take care!

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    1. Hello, thank you so much for reading this post! I’m glad self-care brings a positive impact on you. I too, stay away from social media. I deleted my Facebook account 5 years ago and realized, my life is so much better without it! Thank you so much for reaching out, I appreciate it. Have a nice day! ❤️


  4. You have such a calming way of communicating. Your personality really shines through your posts and I really admire your bravery in being vulnerable and admitting where you struggle. Thank you for your sweet honesty.

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    1. Hello, thank you so much for reading this post! Also, thank you for the kind words, I appreciate it. Actually, it’s because of people like you, who keeps on supporting this blog, that I have the courage to share my stories and lessons I’ve learned along the way. I could not have done this without your support. Truly, thank you so much! ❤️

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    1. Hello, thank you so much for reading this post, I appreciate it! Truly, organizing is tricky, back then I also didn’t like cleaning and organizing but I developed excessive cleaning habits, to the point that it’s now relaxing for me! 😅 Thank you for dropping by and sharing your thoughts on this ❤️

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