We would like a front page designed for our e-book. The e-book is called Stress less. The main colours to use are sky blue, light blue, pale pink and sky. The main aim is for people to feel that this book will enable them to reduce their stress. They need to look at the cover and feel a sense of inner peace, calm and tranquillity. The introduction to the book is as follows: 'Stress, worry and anxiety affect everyone in many different ways. They make us unhappy, feel busy but not achieve very much, cause our relationships to suffer and damage our health and well-being.
If we eat fatty food with high levels of sugar we know this is not very good for us. We are all feeding our stress with unhelpful thoughts and in the process creating more stress, anxiety and worry.
If we image our stress is a big ugly monster or creature, what we are doing is feeding it food that enables is to grow, become ugly, angry and destructive. Conversely, if we feed it the right food it becomes calm, smaller and will eventually disappear or transform it into a loving pet that is peaceful, calm, caring and compassionate.
Usually we ignore how our mind is, how it is feeling, what is going on in our mind. We never ask how was your mind to today. Yet our mind is responsible for all of our suffering, stress, problems, happiness and contentment. So we need to get to know our mind, to learn how to control it, learn how to feed the correct food and to tame it.
It is helpful to see the mind like a mill pond, a large clear deep pool of water. Our stress, worry and anxiety are like a monster; stomping, splashing, stirring up all of the settled mud with stick and throwing stones. All of this disturbs our inner peace, happiness and contentment. To stop this from happening we need to give our stress monster permission to change, we need to provide the food the monster needs to transform into calmness, clarity and compassion.
In this way we can generate a peaceful pet who likes to lay on the bank in the warm sun, calmly watching the fish swim or the weeds float away in the clear water!'
This last sentence of the introduction might be a good image. A beautiful scene, crystal clean river, clear blue sky and the sun out and everything peaceful and calm.