Melanie Moushigian Koulouris once said,
It takes great courage to find inner peace. When you find forgiveness within for yourself and for others, you release deep rooted pain, bitterness, and worry that has been cluttering your heart and mind. When you realized it’s time to let go and move on from painful past experiences, it is then you will be able to sit and enjoy the silence and stillness of your soul.
Inner peace is more than finding silence in your life. Inner peace is the state of being at peace, mentally and physically. To develop inner peace you need to understand and thoroughly know yourself.
Inner peace is when you do not spend time on meaningless thoughts and issues. And to develop a strong level of inner peace in your life, you need to keep calm and ignore negative thoughts that do not impact you. In this article, we will discuss how you can find inner peace in your life
How To Find Inner Peace In Your Life In 7 Ways:
1. Don’t Expect Too Much
The first step in finding inner peace is understanding that life is supposed to be cluttered, you can’t possibly make it 100% organized. Life has its own plans and you’re just riding the wave. Stuff happens and you must understand that this is all part of life. Treat every difficulty in your life as a learning experience.
2. Take Life One Day At A Time
Take life one day at a time, and appreciate the small things. The sweet smell of the morning air, and the chirping of the birds, and the beautiful evening sunset.
As Ida Scott Taylor once said,
One day at a time – this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering.
Happiness is a journey,
just as life is.
Enjoy the ride.
2. Value What You Have
Remember there is always is someone who is less fortunate than you. That alone should give you a reason to feel and be grateful. Always appreciate the good things in your life. If you have a roof over your head, clothes on your body, and food on your plate consider yourself incredibly lucky and blessed.
As Wallace D. Wattles once said,
It is necessary, then, to cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.
3. Plan Ahead & Set Goals For Yourself
If you find that you have a path and direction in life, you will be able to be more focused and more content. But always try to set realistic goals. If your goals are more attainable, they will provide you with peace when you achieve them.
To help you understand the importance of goal-setting and the benefits you can reap from it, here’s a great Ted Talk!
4. Stop & Reflect
Find time in your day, even if it is 5 minutes to stop and reflect on yourself. I find the best time to do this is in your bed before you go to sleep. Think about what you did all day, think about everything negative you did and figure out what you did wrong. Then think about all the ways you can learn from your negative moments and improve on them. After this, this about all the positive things you did and congratulate yourself. Think about all the ways people helped you and all the other external positives you experienced. This will not only make you feel more peaceful, but happier as well.
5. Help Others
Always try and help others and strive to make other people happier and more peaceful. This in return will provide you with happiness and peace. Yes, you are also human and you most likely also like to be helped. But the feeling of helping others and putting a smile on their face is amazing. It will allow you to feel proud of yourself. You will put a smile on yourself and someone else’s face!
Helping one person might not change the whole world, but it could change the world for one person.
6. Think Positive
Try as hard as you can to not think negatively. Positive thinking is very important. Negative thinking will just cause you to spiral into a constant loop of negativity. Stop putting yourself down or thinking negatively about others. This will just create unease and unhappiness within yourself and ultimately cause you no inner peace.
7. Don’t Stress Over Small Issues
Don’t stress over small issues that have no real importance.
For example, don’t stress if the market closes before you get a chance to pick up some things you needed after work. It’s okay. You will find another time to pick up your things. If you just relax and try your hardest to finish your work on time, you will make it on time. Everything will work out and it is not worth the additional stress.
Note: these steps are in no particular order; start with you think will be most effective for you. In the end, you must understand that you are in charge of your life, peace is all in your head, and to find that that peace is completely up to you.