Create an Oasis of Calm

Updated: Jan 12

When you create an Oasis of Calm during your busy day, you reduce the level of anxiety you feel.


Anxiety is the result of accumulated tension that has built up over some time. Everyday annoyances, disturbances and worries increase until the body-mind system reaches overload. This leads to scattered energy and a confused mind.


One remedy is regular relaxation. Relax not just at the start or end of the day but, more importantly, create an Oasis of Calm throughout the day. This will help to regularly recharge your batteries and stop you going into a downward spiral of anxiety.


Awareness is key. Learn to recognise your reaction to outside disturbances and inner disquiet. Become the witness to your mind-body connection. Learn to observe what happens and respond appropriately.


Create an Oasis of Calm Exercise:


When you experience regret about the past, or worry about the future, bring your awareness to the present.


Focus only on what you can see, hear,touch, smell and taste in this exact moment.


Use switchwords (one-word mantras) as you inhale and exhale (such as ‘Together’ on the in breath, and ‘Change’ on the out breath).


As you do so, where possible, still all bodily movement and concentrate only on your breathing and using the switchwords in your mind.


This technique enables you to regain control before your mind goes into overdrive. It allows you to train your brain to be calm in all situations. With practice, this technique will help you switch over to a state of calm instantly.


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To discover more about switchwords and how they work to switch on your subconscious mind to change your ‘stinking thinking’ into something more positive, and tweak your behaviour patterns for the better, take a look at my book, Speak Yourself Happy. Buy this book! Click on the link below: Speak Yourself Happy: Use Switchwords to Create Your Ideal Life Kindle Edition – Ruthy Baker:



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Here’s another video to help calm anxiety. Please like, share and subscribe to my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZ2BMHqWcBw


Want more help to clear anxiety fast? Take a look at this blog: NLP Spin Doctor – Clear Your Anxiety Fast! (ruthybaker.com)


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Another great book that explains switchwords well is by Liz Dean, a well-known spiritual self-help writer. Buy this book! Click on the link below: Switchwords: How to Use One Word to Get What You Want – Liz Dean:



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