How To Stay Calm

One important thing I’m learning on my journey through life is how important it can be to keep your cool, or just be calm. I worry and stress a lot just on my own, but since I pick up on the emotions of people around me so easily, this sometimes gets really hard to deal with. I already have a hard time staying calm when it’s just my own things, but when it has other people involved too…well that can be a lot harder.

This spread was inspired by another spread, though the things on the list were how to stay calm during a busy work day. I thought to myself, “This would be awesome to put in my journal if it was geared more towards my everyday life.”. So after some thinking, this is the end result! And yes, it says to take a deep breath or to breathe more than once, but I think it’s really important to do throughout the whole process, even after you’ve calmed down. It can be so easy to just forget to breathe sometimes!

How To Stay Calm
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Monthly Motivational Rewards Chart

Sometimes it can be hard to stay motivated, especially if you struggle with depression or many of the other mental & physical disorders that can make getting through the day a bit more difficult. Sometimes even getting out of bed and putting on pants can be a struggle, especially when you feel there is no point and you aren’t getting anything out of it, or feel that you’re going to have a bad day anyways so why bother.


Motivating yourself with little rewards when you’re feeling rough, or any other time where you need a little boost is a pretty great idea in my opinion. Especially if your rewards are things you wouldn’t normally treat yourself with (new clothes when you normally wear your clothes until they are in shreds, some slightly more expensive pens for journaling that you’ve been eyeing for months but don’t really need, a gym membership so you can finally lose those last few pounds, etc). The rewards don’t have to be monetary either, they could also be things like getting your husband to take the kids for a day so you can have some peace & quiet (or more likely catch up on housework lol). It can be something that you’ve been putting off for months, or possibly years but really want to find the time to do.

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