My Calm Island

Recently I have been trying new mindfulness and calming technique in the form of creating a 'calm island'. The idea is for you to create a paradise in your head; a setting of true serenity designed to help you get into a calm state of mind. In times of mental turbulence and panic you can let your mind take you to your calm island and find yourself starting to unwind into a calmer state of mind.

Over the past week or so I've been creating my own idea of paradise in my head, picturing every detail whenever I'm feeling anxious and focusing my mind on adding new details to the island. Nothing is too much or over the top; your imagination is endless. 

On my calm island you'd find endless forests for me to walk my dog through, with beautiful autumnal colours and wildlife galore. After trekking for miles, you'd come to a clearing and find yourself looking at a giant oak tree. Hanging off one of the tall branches is a rope swing; the kind that just fills your heart with nostalgia for your childhood.

Days would be spent in a heated infinity pool with a view over the coastline and then I'd retire to a luxurious hammock surrounded by fairy lights where I could read to my heart's content.

I'd live in a beautiful beach house on a clifftop, full of cosy furnishings and hidden reading nooks. A huge roll top bath sits by a window will rolling views across the island. The bed is covered in the softest sheets and fluffy pillows; always at just the right temperature. 

There would also be miles of roads for road trips galore; the kind of road trip were you drive along with the roof down and the wind blowing through your hair, screaming along to all of the classic songs.

What would you have on your calm island?

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