Inner peace is feelings of freedom and tranquility within oneself. It is the ability to feel confident and satisfied with the life you are living, free from stress and anxiety. How many people do you think have mastered inner peace and are able to live a full rewarding life because of it?
Inner peace is not something many people know in today’s modern world. After all, the world is fast moving and if we don’t keep up, we will surely be left behind.
It keeps us up at night and brings about crippling anxiety treated with antidepressants and addictive foods that destroy our mind and body that often leaves us with chronic lifestyle related illnesses like depression and obesity.
Is your mind constantly at war with your heart?
Does stress, overwhelming to-do-lists, and chronic overthinking leave you feeling drained and unmotivated?
Or are you one of the lucky ones that left the career they hated to chase after their passions or sold their big fancy house to move to a foreign country and sell paintings by the bay?
Inner peace often eludes us when we are living a life not meant for us. That can mean many different things to different people. Maybe you live in a town that sucks the life out of your adventurous spirit. Or your career path is slowly poisoning you with tedious routine meaningless to you stacks of paperwork. Perhaps chronic stress is so out of control that your inner peace has been affected.
Signs you struggle with inner peace
You compare yourself to others
You can’t say no
Your mind is always racing
Little things become big things
You’re to-do-list is monumental, and it makes you overwhelmed
Your home and work environment are a mess
You procrastinate often
You focus on things you can’t control
Are you struggling to find inner peace? Here is what you can do about it right now
Use social media as a source of enjoyment, not to see what others are doing. Funny cat video anyone?
Meditate every day. Nothing is more effective for calming the mind and creating a peaceful internal environment than meditation.
Learn to say no.
Practice relaxing with deep breathing or schedule time for a massage.
Ask yourself, will this matter in 5 years? If not, let it go.
Schedule your to-do-list in blocks. If you don’t get a project done in the allotted amount of time, then you will have to come back to it the next time.
Clean your house/workspace. If you don’t have time, hire a professional organizer.
Do the things you enjoy doing first.
Focus only on what you can control. That is, you. You are the only thing, person, and event you can control.
Is inner peace eluding you? Are you feeling lost on the next course of action? Life coaches can be a great starting point. They often help you figure out where you are struggling and help you come up with a plan that is going to help you reach your end goal, AKA satisfaction and happiness with your life.
A holistic health coach will help you examine all areas in your life that may be out of balance, but a career or life coach can also help you change direction in areas you are unsatisfied with and work towards creating inner peace for yourself.
It is never too late to start over, change course, or do something new. You can achieve inner peace. This is your life and you are the only one responsible for making it into your idea of perfection, peace, and happiness. So, what are you going to do about it?