Wondering how to be more mindful? Check out the Calm book!

It’s great to see how many people are making the effort to figure out how to be more mindful these past few years.

Life can get unbearably busy sometimes and it can be so easy to forget to take time for yourself to simply decompress.

But, if I’m being very honest – even when I have time to chill out and relax that doesn’t always calm me down.

I don’t suffer from anxiety or depression, just an overactive mind that worries and overthinks things to the point where I end up stressed out.

When I’m feeling that way I find that I need to keep my mind as busy as possible so I’m not dwelling on the stuff I shouldn’t, but that’s becoming really frustrating.

I got so sick of not being at peace with my own thoughts and was intrigued when a good friend of mine recommended the Calm book, by Michael Acton Smith and Alex Tew. 

Picture via @alextew

It’s full of tips and inspiration on how to relax and bring peace and calm back into your life again.

The book is divided into eight different sections that you can read at your own leisure and doesn’t have to be read in order.  It’s intersected by activities and different meditations for you to practice.

I find this book reassuring when I’m feeling overwhelmed and the meditations have helped me focus on the days when I wake up feeling sad and stressed out.

The advice is practical and I consistently find myself returning to it, even when I’m just looking for a little downtime.

There is also a Calm app you can download to your phone that works in conjunction with the book. I haven’t had the chance to fully explore it yet myself but I know once I finishing working through the book it’ll be my next port of call to keep me on the calm track.

Have you guys got an mindful manuals you swear by? Let me know in the comments, on Facebook, Twitter or Snapchat (@theretrochic).