How do you create peace of mind in your life? Do you believe you can create peace of mind? What do you do to assist in creating peace of mind in your daily?
Creating peace of mind means different things to different people. I believe it begins with inner peace.
Inner peace (or peace of mind) refers to a deliberate state of psychological or spiritual calm despite the potential presence of stressors. Being “at peace” is considered by many to be healthy (homeostasis) and the opposite of being stressed or anxious, a state where our mind performs at an optimal level with a positive outcome. Peace of mind is thus generally associated with bliss, happiness and contentment. – Wikipedia.org
We all can imagine the tremendous benefits of creating peace of mind in our lives, but we rarely make a daily conscious effort to realize them. Why, when it’s so easy to do?
Creating peace of mind can be achieved by engaging in a step-by-step daily process. Let’s look at a few simple ways to easily create peace of mind and lasting positive change in your life.
Create Peace of Mind
1. Become a Minimalist
The deliberate, purification, and simplifying aspects of The Minimalist Lifestyle can be used as a foundation to create peace of mind. The lifestyle suggests you remove unnecessary excess from your life and focus on the really important aspects of your life. Avoid consumerism. Anything that does not serve you should be discarded. Place experiences with loved ones over stuff.
Possessing and managing material items suck time and energy from your daily existence. Create peace of mind by not burying yourself in debt and the accumulation of useless stuff.
2. Declutter Your Life
Maintaining and managing clutter and unnecessary excesses in life tend to cause stress. Continuing with the minimalist theme, all work and living spaces should be clutter-free.
Clear floors and surfaces create a space where you can relax and breathe freely. Tranquil living space will greatly contribute to creating peace of mind.
3. Declutter Your Finances
Keep your investments simple, debt, and credit card balances low. Avoid unnecessary financial stress. In keeping with the minimalist lifestyle theme again cut back on non-essentials.
Trade inexpensive flashy cars (if you own one) for something more sensible. Downsize to a smaller home or even rent if it simplifies your life and contributes to less stress. Nothing like a rising balance sheet to create peace of mind.
Talk to friends and family about all that troubles you, don’t be shy, and don’t hold anything in. Discuss the good and the bad with the intent to create peace of mind.
Don’t hold grudges and always love and forgive when possible. Make quick decisions and don’t second guess yourself afterward. Accept the conclusions.
5. Stay Active
Stay active, mentally, and physically. Get out of the house, and visit parks and outdoor spaces regularly. Commit to an exercise program and practice healthy eating. Peace of mind means nothing without good health.
6. Cultivate Relationships
We all know relationships need work. Not all relationships are the same. Be honest about who the people are in your world. They all play different positions and have value in different ways.
Even online relationships can be useful. There will be times you will need to take out the trash, don’t be shy about it. Remove toxic and stressful relationships in your life as soon as possible. Whenever possible.
Stay active in your community and volunteer your time to causes that interest you. Use your strengths to help others. Helping others is the most effective way to network and get help from others when you need it. Doing good while doing well always feels awesome.
8. Medi tate
Mental and physical stability is necessary to create peace of mind in your life. Meditation aids in reducing stress, and clearer thinking, and increases our capacity for empathy and compassion.
There are many other mental benefits of meditation but here are some of the physical benefits of meditation has to offer:
- Lowers high blood pressure
- Lowers the levels of blood lactate, reducing anxiety attacks
- Decreases tension-related pain, such as tension headaches, ulcers, insomnia, muscle, and joint problems
- Increases serotonin production that improves mood and behavior
- Improves the immune system
- Increases the energy level, as you gain an inner source of energy.
Create Lasting Positive Change
1. Understand It Will Take Time
Devise a reasonable plan to identify the changes you would like to begin with to create lasting positive change. Start with the easiest task first. Go slow.
Early wins will be a great motivator. It will add momentum and make it easier to tackle the bigger changes in the future.
2. Create Better Self-Awareness
Be brutally honest with yourself and your situation. Depending on your situation this can be a low point in your life. Stay focused, and pay attention to your surroundings and your loved ones.
Pay attention to their general conversation suggestions more than you normally would. Most of the time they see things you may have overlooked. Sometimes this is better than asking for advice.
3. Believe In Yourself
The sky is the limit. It really is. Most of us have no idea of our true potential. If you believe you can do it, you can. If you believe that you can’t do it, you won’t.
Don’t limit yourself. You are enough you be successful at anything you dream possible. Identify and conquer your limiting beliefs. Dance with your fears!
4. Fail Your Way To Lasting Positive Change
Have you ever heard the saying “It takes 10 years to be an overnight success”? Or “The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed”? These sayings have proven to be true. Failure is part of the process. Don’t give up. You only have to be successful once.
5. Create A War Council
A strong social support network is instrumental in helping you through the stress of tough times and assisting you to create peace of mind. Build a group of trusted individuals from whom you can get honest advice.
Everyone has expertise. Use that individual expertise to help guide and advise you when needed to ease concerns. Build a diverse group. For example, it can consist of friends, family, mentors, religious leaders, and business partners to name a few.
Build what works for you. Your war council should be able to give you unbiased powerful feedback to keep you on the path to creating peace of mind and lasting positive change.
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