Advertisement

Everyday Inspiration

Everyday Inspiration

5 Simple Steps for Feeling More Peaceful

“For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Having peace is something that can be compared to a tranquil ocean, an amazing sunrise, or a serene forest.

Getting mental peace is not always easy, especially with the kind of fast-paced lives we have. We don’t always have time to think, let alone be completely at peace. Sometimes we need to shut down everything around us and simply breathe so we connect with our inner selves.

Once you find that mental peace, you are able to find a little more happiness and a little less anxiety. Here are five simple steps for feeling more peaceful beginning today.

1. Reduce stress. Find a way to reduce stress from your life. If you are carrying heavy burdens, learn to let them go. The burdens could be due to work, household chores, or bills. Whatever it is, relax yourself by shedding some of the load.

2. Pamper yourself.
At least once a month, you should get time to pamper yourself. Eat at a restaurant you like, get a spa treatment or body massage, or watch a movie with your loved one. This is to get your mind off work and other tensions in life. Don’t think of anything else but what you are enjoying at the moment.

3. Discover your feelings. Without knowing how you feel about life and those around you, you will not be able to feel peace. Find out what you love and discover the things you cannot live without by closing your eyes and thinking about your life. Fantasize or dream of what peace means to you.

4. Find something to do. While work triggers stress, a hobby or pastime is something that relieves that pressure. Find out what you love to do in your free time. Is it a hobby like gardening or a skill like crafting or jewelry making that makes you happy and satisfied? Whatever it is, get some time to practice it on a daily basis.

5. Don’t think of future.
Planning about the future often makes us distressed and unhappy. This is because plans and dreams are not always realized no matter how hard we try. It’s better to enjoy the present and value what we have at this time instead of dreaming of something impossible or extremely hard to achieve. Live your life one day at a time and see how peaceful you really feel.

About Alex Blackwell

Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer. He writes about inspiring things at The BridgeMaker.
Web | Inspiring Things | Free eBook: How to Love Consciously

Previous Posts

Where to Find the Inner Strength to Keep Going
“ Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” - Sam Levenson There are days when you feel as if the weight of the world is too much. You are worn down and can’t imagine going on to fight another day. On these days, curling up in bed and pulling the covers up and over your head, ref

posted 12:01:14am Mar. 31, 2015 | read full post »

Sunday Inspiration #76
Today’s Sunday Inspiration: No matter what you’re going through right now, when you hold onto your faith and the promise that hope brings, the pain will end and your heart will be restored once again. “H.O.P.E. Hold on, pain ends.” - Unknown Image Source: Google Images About Al

posted 8:09:19pm Mar. 28, 2015 | read full post »

10 Truths that Will Change Your Life
“Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.” - Pema Chodron There’s an old adage that can change how you live. It goes something like, “people know the truth when they hear it.” This sage advice creates a reliable roadmap that can help you find some of the an

posted 7:44:07pm Mar. 25, 2015 | read full post »

10 Ways to Give Yourself a Break – Starting Today
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.” - Confucius You have probably heard it before, you are your own worst enemy. You are constantly pushing yourself to take care of everybody around you whether it is your spouse, your children, your friends or m

posted 12:14:57am Mar. 24, 2015 | read full post »

Sunday Inspiration #75
Today’s Sunday Inspiration: When the grief over the loss of a loved one feels suffocating, remember to breathe and hold onto the love the person will have always have in your heart. “As long as there is love and memory, there is no true loss.” - Cassandra Clare Image Source: Google

posted 11:52:05am Mar. 22, 2015 | read full post »

Advertisement


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.