Most of us dream of being able to sit in lotus pose, close our eyes, and display that lovely relaxed grin. The thing is, Buddha and others like him had to let go of everything they had in order to reach that state. If you like the things you have and you like your life, it may be better to take some steps to achieve a small dose of daily peace. Here are seven things you can do every day to find some peace.
1. Morning Habits
Not only can waking up early make you more successful in general but you also have the opportunity to do what makes you feel good. When you wake up before anyone else, you can do what you like without disruption. This allows you to get yourself together and nurture your own personal dreams. To increase your peace of mind, you might choose to do yoga or meditate as the sun comes up. If you’re not a morning person now, it may have something to do with how your mornings have started. Give the early rise a chance for more peace throughout your whole day.
2. Remember To Be Thankful
It can quickly become a habit to complain or feel negatively towards situations that don’t match your ideals. When the world doesn’t fit your desires, you may forget about all the wonderful things that are happening around you. It’s important to be grateful for what you have. Even if there’s things lacking, when you focus on the things that are working, you change the way your brain functions in a positive way.1 You get increased energy from being thankful and you feel abundant.
3. Stay Mindful
You may not realize that the chattering going on in your mind is actually the past you speaking. Your psyche is designed to protect you from danger. It takes past situations to properly protect you. When there are no dangers, the psyche still continues to work. It takes experiences from your past when maybe you didn’t know what you know now. It’s not helpful and can be harmful to your peace of mind. When you stay mindful, you sit in the seat of consciousness. You are in control of thoughts. Quieting the mind allows you to focus on one thing at a time. You’re more productive too so there’s less chance of stress throughout the day.
4. Master Your Ability To Accept Things
When you resist life, you build stress up in the body. This is why it’s important to learn how to accept your present situation. Acceptance can effectively heal many layers of yourself and the deeper you go, the more at peace you’ll become. When you begin to feel anxiety building up, be conscious about what you’re thinking. If it’s something negative, don’t beat yourself up. Accept that you’re feeling that way. If things are going the way you want, accept that too.
5. Be Nice To Other People
When you begin to regularly use the above tips, you’ll find that it’s easy to be nice to others. When you get angry or ignore someone, you will likely feel guilty about it. When you’re kind, people are kind back to you. It doesn’t cost anything to be nice but it can cost you a lot when you’re not.
6. Don’t Drink Too Much Coffee
If you want to keep your mind at ease, you probably shouldn’t drink 10 cups of coffee a day. It can cause you to become jittery. The mind may move around quickly and you can’t keep up with it. This goes for caffeinated tea as well as soft drinks with caffeine.
7. Maintain A Tidy Home Free Of Clutter
If you’ve ever read up on Feng Shui, you know that there are many ways you can promote peace by how you keep your house. Most importantly, it should be simplistic without a bunch of objects to distract the mind. It’s also important to keep it tidy. When there are a lot of things hanging around or lying on the floor, it can have an effect on your mind. Keep your house tidy and minimalistic for a healthy state of mind.
Peace of mind doesn’t have to be complex. You don’t necessarily have to meditate daily (although it really does help). You can just practice taking things in at a slower pace. Be conscious of what your mind is telling you. Be nice to those around you and take the time to keep your space tidy. Take deep breaths and close your eyes from time to time. In the midst of losing your center, you can relax the body and pay attention to what the mind is saying. These steps will help you in your journey to feeling more at peace.