Calm Lifestyle & Blog

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How to create a calm picnic

I always loved the idea of picnics but never seemed to get around to making it happen – too many other tempting options in a pre lockdown world and let’s face it, the weather in the UK isn’t exactly reliable.READ MORE

How to keep calm in difficult times

Life is full of ups and downs; life is messy and refuses to let us take control as much we try and no more so than in 2020! Over the past few years my life has been a constant rollercoaster with huge challenges in my personal and professional life as well as with my health on top of juggling all the day to day stuff.READ MORE

5 small businesses that create calm

Starting Calm In A Box has led me not only to lots of new information and ideas around wellbeing and improving mental and physical health but also to other small businesses who also have at their heart the real desire to bring calm to others.READ MORE

How to find calm in nature

I think we all instinctively know the calming power of nature, whether it’s taking a walk through a wood and seeing the spring flowers blossing, watching the leaves turn colour or noticing the first frost. Or making it down to the beach and looking out over the water to see the sunrise or sunset or watching the waves crash onto the sand. It can make us feel so much calmer and at peace – it’s possibly the natural world putting all of our worries and strife into some sort of perspective. The world and nature goes on… and so must we…READ MORE

How to create a calm home workspace

I love working from home. Being halfway between having an introverted and extroverted preference, I love having the quiet of my home space to think, reflect and plan and choose when I get to engage with the outside world online or on the phone rather than the constant interruptions I face when I am in the office. Not to mention the flexibility around blending all of the pressures of being a mum and running a home with having a job and the chance to avoid all of that wasted time commuting.READ MORE

How to have a calm weekend – trip to Dalton’s Dairy

As someone who loves structure and a routine, lockdown can still be a real challenge in knowing what to do with the day ahead. My perceived sense of calm can often come from knowing what is going to happen next and before this time, I would often know what was going to be happening at the weekend in a rough form on Monday morning and definitively by Tuesday lunchtime.READ MORE