Calm the mind, change the world.
In a digital world of constant connectivity and overload, we often need reminders and reset buttons to remove us from our everyday stressors. The overall philosophy presented in Michael Acton Smith’s new book Calm isn’t about escape, but rather incorporating simple acts of mindfulness and tranquility into daily life.
Calming the mind is not about switching off and retreating from the bustle of life. It’s a superpower that rewires our brains, changes the way we see the world, and helps to unlock our true potential.
Everything about this beautiful book screams “feel good” – from the texture of the cover to the whimsical creativity within. The pages are filled with images, exercises, thought-provoking quotes, and spaces to doodle and write, and they include prompts such as:
“Go for a walk.”
“Read some poetry.”
“Design your own tattoo or treehouse.”
“Draw a leaf.”
There are even instructions for a “digital detox.”
Derived from the hugely popular Calm app (which has been downloaded more than 3 million times since Smith launched it in 2013), Calm is divided into eight sections: Nature, Sleep, Travel, Relationships, Work, Children, Creativity, and Food – as a means to thread Calm through all aspects of our lives.
What will make you feel calm today?