Creating Calm in the Center of Crazy: Making room for your soul in an overcrowded life is a refreshingly honest look at how you can make choices to move to a place of calm for yourself.
A life of crazy usually doesn't just show up one day but rather it grows slowly and gradually. We don't realize how crazy it has become until there is a big event that brings the shift into focus.
Now that we see the crazy what do we do?
Nicole shares her recipe for crazy was 1.) Distraction- using it to distract others from their unmet needs to distracting ourselves from ours. 2.) Overcommitment- using the word no became a memory. 3.) Multitasking- "the illusion that we can successfully handle multiple tasks simultaneously." 4.) Comparison- taking our comparisons and using them as measuring sticks for our worth. 5.) Pressure- everyone experiences it and can even handle different amounts without a problem. The issue is when you finally realize it is all too much it too late, everything explodes.Once in this place of crazy we often seek out new tips or tricks to managing our time better but honestly, that usually isn't the fix we need when crazy has overtaken our world. Nicole's book shares her story and how she explored new practices to find a true refuge of calm both inside and out.
Some of those practices were creating a room of her own, setting and keeping boundaries with technology, as well as experiencing quiet and still to find true refreshment.
I found so many great ideas in this book I have started a Pinterest board with some of my favorite quotes. You can visit them here:
I would love to have you add your favorites to my board!
It has been great in this season of life to focus back on finding my calm both inside and out. I hope you find it helpful as well.