Every situation has a beginning and the end. Same goes for pain. How you will cope with it, is another matter. Each of us was hurt at some point in our life’s journey. Probably more than once. Even the everyday stuff puts pressure on us such as work, house chores, children...there’s not enough hours in a day.
Another thing that puts a burden on our shoulders is that we always crave for the things we cannot have. Things that are out of our reach. We all carry our weight. With so much stress and responsibilities spinning through our heads, we struggle to attain an inner sense of serenity and overall personal well-being. Life is too short to let all these things affect our happiness.
The longer we keep these struggles inside, the more the hurt will burden not only our mind, but also our physical health. Therefore, we need to find a balance - peace of mind.
Easier said than done, you might think. Not at all, only if you are prepared to invest some effort to gain much needed serenity. Though no single approach works for everybody. In this article, we will have a look at four proven methods of attaining tranquillity. Have a shot at them to see what a difference they could make in your life.
Don’t be Haunted by Daunting Tasks
Hesitation and leaving the most daunting task until the last possible moment to finish is one of the significant problems that influence people’s peace of mind. Which suggests that you are left agonizing about it during the day. And as much as it is tempting to start a day with the most straightforward task, you should push yourself to begin it with a daunting one. Why?
Because pushing a seemingly difficult task to the back of the line is like holding a glass of water in an out-stretched hand. At first, you feel nothing, but if you keep your arm outstretched for hours or even days, before long, you will experience the stress. Therefore, you should do the most irritating task first thing in the morning, and enjoy enhanced productivity and peace of mind for the rest of the day.
Let Go of What You Can’t Control
Letting go of what you can’t control is an essential step in gaining peacefulness. Therefore, worrying over events that occurred in the past is never going to do you any good. What you should do is concentrate on the present and the actions you can affect. Stop struggling with yourself. Quit resisting the natural flow of things and the universe. Stop opposing and stirring against reality.
Surrender. Don’t allow yourself to be a control freak because control is rooted in fear. Put yourself in a surrender mode and try to see the universe as friendly. When we believe that we are okay regardless of what the circumstances might come our way, we don’t have to micromanage everything. We simply surrender. And we allow ourselves access to all kinds of incredible opportunities that aren’t there when we are affixed to one, by our own opinion, “true” path.
Take a Deep Breath and Walk the Dog
Another getaway to inner peace is deep breathing, long walks, enjoying nature or playing with your pet. Not many people know that breathing is a mighty tool to calm the mind and is closely connected with emotions. When you concentrate on your breathing, the attention of your mind is drawn to the life-boosting process of pulling in air and exhaling. You can take five long, deep breaths and focus on your diaphragm and lungs as you do this. This exercise is a swift and simple way to feel calm immediately.
Go for a long walk to breathe in the fresh air. It will do you a lot of good and better your peace of mind. Catch a break and make the blood pump. Enjoy nature. Spend time away from the concrete streets and suffocating, polluted air. Listen to nature's sounds and savor the calumet of peace. Take your pet along with you and play with them. Playing with pets is a great way to release stress. Tactility is a powerful feeling and can reduce tension and encourage tranquility.
Declutter Your Space to Declutter Your Mind
You can’t unwind in a room that is cluttered. A messy home is a sign of an unstable or cluttered mind. To breathe a sigh of relief when you enter your home, you need to make it a place that is neat and nice. Your home should be a retreat for your mind as well as your senses.
Once you declutter your space, you will connect to your peace of mind. Therefore, you should consider removing the armor of stuff that you have been accumulating for years. Although this can be an emotionally tricky issue, you can always safely place them in a self storage near you and this way make room while still holding on to the items you would not like to part from.
To strive for peace of mind is something that is very valuable. With it, you will achieve plenty of personal success. Hence, try these methods out to attain more serenity and lead a peaceful and more satisfied life.
About Leila Dorari
Leila Dorari is an entrepreneur, freelance writer and self-improvement enthusiast from Sydney. Currently, she is spreading the word about the different challenges one can take in order to upgrade their life. In her spare time, she is either window shopping or exploring new ways to make her life more meaningful.