How to Find Inner Peace: 15 Things You Can Start Doing Today
“The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace. A persistent simplification will create an inner and outer well-being that places harmony in one’s life.”
“Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.”
The daily life can be busy, hectic and at times overwhelming.
It may sometimes feel like bringing just a little more inner peace and calmness into your life is a hopeless wish.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. Small and smart changes can over time make a big difference.
So today I’d like to share 15 of my own favorite tips for finding more peace and calmness in everyday life.
- Set limits. If your life is overfilled you may need to set some limits. So stop doing some of the least important things, the things that honestly don’t matter that much. Set a limit for how many times you will check inboxes, Instagram, Twitter etc. per day. And say no if you really don’t have the time.
- Find a relaxation technique that works for you. I like belly breathing and working out to release tensions and recharge during the day. What works for you? Long walks, music, yoga, meditation or going for a swim? Find out and do that.
- Don’t make mountains out of molehills. This can create a lot of unnecessary stress. When facing what looks like a mountain ask yourself questions like: Does someone on the planet have it worse than me right now? Will this matter in 5 years? These questions help you to zoom out and realize that things may not be that bad and that you can handle them.
- Slow down. Your emotions work backwards too. If you slow down while walking, moving your body or talking you can often start to feel less stressed (compared to if you move/talk fast). Slowing down to decrease stress goes for many other things you do in everyday life too like riding your bicycle, working at your desk and eating.