We live in a broken world, a perfect storm that can easily create stress, anxiety, and depression.
Despite what’s going on around us, we can live lives that are calm, peaceful, and meaningful. With some simple adjustments, you can step out of the downward spiral and increasingly find yourself living out of a place of calm trust.
Does that sound good? If you’re ready to step out of the fight and learn how to find peace, here are five simple steps you can take today.
1. Embrace Limits
Are you constantly run off your feet? Take stock of all the things that are taking up your time. Drop those that aren’t important, those that don’t matter that much.
Limit the number of times a day you check your email and social media. Practice saying no to things you don’t have time for.
2. Unclutter Your Space, Unclutter Your Mind
Take a few minutes and declutter the room you’re in. It never takes long to put things away. An ordered, uncluttered space around you will bring order and clarity to your mind and thinking.
Allow this habit to filter through to all the spaces surrounding you, one area at a time. As your home becomes less cluttered, you’ll find yourself being able to truly relax.
3. Relaxation Techniques – Find The One That Suits You
Some people find that belly breathing releases stress and tension. Others find it helpful to go outside and take a walk in the sunshine. Hitting the gym or a dance class to get endorphins flowing is a practical way of countering stress.
Praying is another excellent way of relieving the weight of your worries and helping you to keep calm. Building a relationship with God can help you cope with the challenges of life. If you feel drawn to God, but don’t know where to start, try this 2 week challenge.
4. Pick Your Battles
When faced with a difficult situation, remember you don’t have to rise to the challenge every time. Learn to spot the decisions that really matter and will affect your future, and those that just aren’t that important.
Here’s the important step to finding inner peace – let the unimportant ones go.
It will free you up to stand up for the things that matter deeply to you.
5. Don’t Guess, Ask
As much as we’d like to believe we know what others are thinking, reading minds isn’t usually possible. Assuming what others are thinking is a quick route to filling yourself with unhelpful emotions.
When you find yourself guessing, imagining, or assuming what the people in your life are thinking about you, stop. Take a deep breath and ask them. More often than not, they won’t be thinking what you imagined they were.
How To Find Peace That Won’t Leave
To face the world we’re living in and not be overwhelmed takes more than positive thinking. How to find peace that lasts will take a deliberate shift towards healthier habits, but it will be worth the effort. You can calm down and live your life peacefully.
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