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Calm the Mind – 8 Methods to Relax

We live in a fast-paced world and are constantly bombarded with information. It’s no wonder that our minds run faster than Usain Bolt at times. What can we do to calm our minds and recalibrate ourselves?

In this article we’ll discuss different techniques to relax and calm the mind. These methods help to reduce overthinking, worry and anxiety and return us to baseline.

Chamomile Tea

You can’t spell Chamomile without the word calm. It is one of the most ancient herbal medicines known to mankind. It contains a compound called apigenin which is regarded as a mild sedative. Drinking a mug of Chamomile Tea brings an almost instant feeling of calm and serenity. If your mind is running at 100 miles an hour reach for the Chamomile tea bags.

Not only does Chamomile calm the mind, but it also promotes relaxation of the whole body and relieves stress and anxiety. It is anti-inflammatory and helps lower and regulate blood sugar. Chamomile promotes digestive health, and the apigenin that we mentioned earlier acts as a mild tranquilizer and helps to promote sleep.

Check out the benefits of some other herbal teas here. 

Calm the Mind with Chamomile Tea

Solfeggio Frequencies

Solfeggio Frequencies are a series of sound frequencies that are scientifically proven to provide different health benefits. The Solfege scale was created in medieval times to teach singers how to read music. As the different frequencies were being sung, often in Gregorian chants in churches, people realized they provided healing benefits. You can learn more about Solfeggio Frequencies and the benefits of each frequency here.

Listening to a Solfeggio Frequency for just 10-20 minutes relaxes the mind and body profoundly. They work most effectively when you listen to them using earphones and close your eyes.

When you’re overthinking, the best Solfeggio Frequencies to listen to are: 174 Hz which is known as a natural anaesthetic. 396 Hz cleanses any negativity, and 528 Hz, which is known as “The Love Frequency”, immediately boosts our self-confidence and positivity. This can break the pattern of negative thinking.

Breath Work

Breath work combines beautifully with listening to a Solfeggio Frequency. Wim Hof’s guided breathing is a great place to start when it comes to breathing techniques:

Over time I’ve developed my own kind of “freestyle” method, combining deeper breaths, shorter breaths and breath holds of varying lengths. 15-20 minutes of this while listening to a Solfeggio Frequency calms the entire nervous system and you feel like you’ve been meditating atop a mountain for three days.


Meditation is simply sitting in a quiet and safe room, sitting upright, closing your eyes and letting thoughts come and go. This is the essence of meditation. Om sounds etc can be used if you want, but simply let thoughts dissipate. You can do this in silence or listening to a guided meditation or Solfeggio Frequency. Again, you can choose to take deep breaths or practice the Wim Hof method while meditating. If you’re new to meditation, 10 minutes is a good starting point before building up to 20-30 minutes. The effects will become more beneficial the more you meditate. Even after your first ever meditation you should have a clearer and calmer mind.

Calm the Mind with Meditation


CBD oil has a variety of benefits. High-quality CBD relaxes the nervous system and boosts our mood. Taking a few drops on a morning provides a great start to the day. This should help to give you a clearer mind throughout the day. If you’re feeling stressed in the afternoon and your mind is running wild take a few more drops of CBD or get a Chamomile Tea.


All forms of exercise release feel-good hormones into the blood stream. Yoga is particularly beneficial for relaxing the mind and body. The sounds and slow movements produce a wave of calmness. After a session you can literally feel like you’ve reached a state of Nirvana.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is extremely popular in Eastern culture. It’s known as an internal martial art. This slow-paced form of exercise is known for producing numerous health benefits. Like yoga and other forms of exercise, feel-good hormones are released. Tai Chi induces a state of calm and serenity. The beauty of this exercise is that it can be performed anywhere. Grab your phone or laptop and follow along a guided session on Youtube.

Calm the Mind with Tai Chi

Spend Time in Nature

Modern life has us staring at screens for large parts of the day. Sometimes we just need to go back to basics and get out in nature. Go for a walk and clear your head. If you’ve got a beach nearby go and relax for a couple of hours. If you’re not that lucky go and walk by a nearby river or lake or explore a forest or woodland. Fresh air and moving your body will help to calm your mind and body.

If you’re an overthinker, we’ve got a free guide on How to Improve your Mindset.

Our Beat Anxiety & Depression Guide provides methods we’ve used to improve our mental health.

If you want to go one step further our Transform Your Life Guide (coming soon) walks you through ways to become the best version of yourself.

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