This Is For Anyone Who Is Trying To Find Inner Peace
Do you ever feel like the stresses of life just drain all your positive energy? This is a common problem in modern society, and it can leave you feeling deeply despondent about your prospects for future happiness.
I’ve been through hectic and dizziness periods of stress too. However, finding ways to grow and nurture a sense of inner peace is absolutely vital if you’re going to achieve your dreams and fulfill your potential.
Here are some of my favorite methods of disconnecting from my daily routine and finding true peace.
Spend Some Time Alone
You don't have to be sad, lonely or bored when you are alone. In fact, this is a great chance to recuperate and recharge. When there is no one to influence you, you can truly find “balance” and inner peace.
Understand you’re good enough all by yourself. And you don't need to always be around other people. Do something YOU like. Enjoy your hobby or go for a long walk. Or even just close your eyes in a dark room and appreciate the silence.
Being alone will give you time and space to regroup and to remember what is really important in your life.
If you don’t indulge in a daily meditation practice, you’re robbing yourself of an amazing chance to change your life—and indeed the ways your brain works (according to fMRI scans). Just 15-20 minutes of meditation per day can reduce your blood pressure, improve your ability to cope with future stressors, and enhance your relationships by boosting your empathy.
Don’t be intimidated by the idea that you need to be doing elaborate guided meditations—just closing your eyes and focusing on taking steady, deep breaths can have a huge impact on your well-being. Similarly, you can try relaxing every muscle in your body, slowly working from the tips of your toes to the top of your head.
There are hundreds of meditation exercises, so do a quick online search if you need more inspiration. There is no one “correct” way to meditate—as long as you’re focused and mindful, you’re likely on the right track.
When we’re hemmed in by concrete buildings and busy streets, we can begin to forget our natural origins—green spaces, forests and shimmering bodies of water.
The next time you’re feeling overwhelmed by everyday life, go to a quiet and beautifully natural space nearby, and just take in all the details. Notice the bird calls, the sound of the wind in the trees, and the vibrant colors.
You’ll be feeling more peaceful almost immediately, and your inspiration will also spike after time spent in nature. You can also connect with nature in more subtle ways when practical considerations mean it’s not so easy to get away—for example, think about enhancing your garden, installing a water feature in your home, or hanging up more nature-focused artwork.
Inner peace cannot be found if you’re constantly focused on yourself, your specific problems and your own needs. When you allow yourself to truly care for other people, this fosters goodness in your heart and encourages you to become a more positive, peaceful person.
It’s tempting to turn all your attention inwards when stress gets the best of you, but try doing the opposite and just see what happens. Connect with a stranger by offering some help or a sincere compliment, reach out to a good friend to catch up, or think of a spontaneous act of kindness you can do for someone in your family.
Even donating money online or giving up a little of your time to do volunteer work can be great for your inner peace. Helping others often makes us wiser, and helps us see that our lives aren’t really so bad after all.
Anchor Yourself In The Present
When you’re overwhelmed and yearning for relief, it’s likely that the source of your anxiety is either negative feeling about the past or worries about the future. As such, it stands to reason that you can increase your reserves of inner peace by learning how to truly be in the present moment instead.
In the present, there is only stillness. If turning your attention away from the past and present is difficult for you, try doing it in short bursts. For example, set aside 10 minutes per day and just observe the view from your window or the scene that passes you as you sit on a bench.
Do so without judgment, merely soaking up all the sensory details, and you’ll slowly become skilled at detaching yourself from both the past you can’t change and the future you can’t predict. This is a form of mindfulness in itself, and easily be practiced before your daily meditation.
Nurture Your Sense Of Humor
Finally, remember that almost anything is manageable if you’re able to make it amusing in some way. When something goes wrong, try to see the funny side. And when that doesn’t seem possible, deliberately look for sources of amusement and cheer (whether you reach out to a friend or just watch a silly clip that makes you laugh).
Not only does your body produce feel-good, calming hormones when you laugh and smile, but you remind yourself that our time on this earth doesn’t have to be taken so seriously all the time—and that there can be real peace and joy in life’s absurdities.
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