Imagine you’re standing in line at a pharmacy to buy medicine. Suddenly, your phone starts ringing, but you can’t reach it because you’re holding grocery bags. The moment you put them on the floor to answer the call, the bags spillover, leaving you feeling overwhelmed.
Now, at that moment, you may think that an angry outburst would be the appropriate response, but you couldn’t be more wrong. That’s when you need to find peace within yourself and fight the urge to do something harmful.
If you’ve always found it difficult to achieve inner peace, then following these tips might help:
1. Stop Searching for Perfection
In today’s digital world, where every person on social media seems to have their life together, it’s easy to think others have achieved perfection. If you train your mind to achieve nothing but perfection, it’ll settle for nothing less. You’ll never feel content with the things that you already have.
Inner peace, on the other hand, helps you live a happier life with all your imperfections. It doesn’t means that you don’t progress in life or look for better opportunities. It just means you’ve accepted that certain things in life are beyond your control, and there’s no point in worrying about them.
2. Smile, With or Without Any Reason
It may sound cheesy, but smiling at random people makes evokes happy feelings. Think about it yourself. Has a child ever smiled at you? Didn’t that make your day? The first thing that you must have done is smiled back. And it’s proven by science!
So, when you’re searching for inner peace, remember to smile. On some days, you might not feel like smiling, and that’s okay. Let it come to you little by little. Try to surround yourself with people who smile a lot and know how to make the most out of every moment.
3. Be Your Support
In today’s increasingly selfish world, it can be hard to find genuine people to lift you up. Everyone wants something from a relationship. That’s all the more reason for you to be your best friend. Other people will always let you down eventually, and that always leads to disappointment. Try not to look to others for your inner joy.
Once you’ve acknowledged that you can be enough for yourself, instead of finding your solitude, you’ll find it comforting. If you’ve always wondered why your friends don’t appreciate your qualities, then admire them yourself. Before you’re anyone else’s friend, be your own friend.
4. Organize Your Mind
Your mind is like a room. Just like you can’t find anything in a cluttered space, if your mind is full of personal and work matters, you can’t focus on anything positive. To avoid that, teach your mind to remain still. It’s important to remember that it will take time before to accomplish that.
If you’re looking for effective ways to declutter your mind, start with meditation. Close your eyes and focus on breathing in and breathing out. When you do that, everything else is pushed to the back, and for a few moments, you can feel free of problems and worry.
5. Let Go of Toxic People
There’s no other way to say this: toxic people feed on your positive energy. It can be anyone, a friend, partner, or even a family member. You have to realize that you’re valuable, and you have to stop looking for validation from people who only hurt you. Say no to being their punching bag.
It’s scary and true that many individuals don’t even realize they’re associating themselves with toxic people until it’s too late. If you want to avoid this, ask yourself this question: â€œDo they contribute anything positive in my life?â€ If the answer is no, it’s time you let go of that relationship.
Before We Part Ways
Finding peace in today’s chaotic world can be very challenging. Worries and problems surround us. While we can’t avoid all difficulties and concerns, we can change how we react to them.
If you would like a mental health professiona’s help to calm your mind, reach out to Dr. Ndubaku at Quality Psychiatric Health and Wellness. Everyone has the right to live a healthy and meaningful lifeâ€”especially the hurting ones.