“Life is a journey; we’ve all had our share of trials and tribulations”. As often as you hear someone correspond to your problems with this statement, many forget to encourage you to fuel up. Your journey might be in order to attain happiness or success in life but as long as you fail to find “Inner Peace”, all your efforts will go in vain.
Ask yourself, what is Inner Peace to you? Have you been able to achieve it?
Inner peace refers to a state of mind in which a person is able to achieve spirituality; you let go of all the things that bring you despair. You find joy in little things and learn to become optimistic. The key is to stop your mind from wandering into the dark places.
Help yourself find a path that enlightens your thought process and helps you look at the bigger picture. Everything has a positive and negative aspect to it, your aim is to consider the positive side but at the same time, target and erode all the negative aspects that are damaging your inner peace.
A Step Closer
Your first task is to list down all the things that attenuate your peace of mind. The next step is to slowly eliminate each cause until you’re satisfied with your decisions and are self-contained.
“You’ll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart.”
There are a few factors that play a vital role in helping you procure Inner Peace.
- Don’t compare yourself to others
Learn to love yourself despite all your shortcomings. Every influencer paints an exemplary picture of themselves be that in person or, on social media but know that is the only, one side of the story. Every person is perfect in his or her own way; you might master a skill they might be incompetent at. Hence, only a daft would dwell into Social Comparison.
- Stop relying on others
The concept of Self-Reliance is evidently underrated. According to the philosopher “Ralph Waldo Emerson “one must listen to their own voice, create their own path and trust their own instincts.
Stop depending on other people to make you happy and stop anchoring your happiness on futile relationships.
When something goes wrong accept it. Turning a blind eye to a problem won’t make it go away in fact; it’ll be there at the back of your mind haunting you from time to time. Once you accept that there has been a setback, you start looking for the possible solutions and eventually, overcome it. Therefore, stop piling up on issues that can be resolved through minor efforts.
- You come first
A lot of us often let other people feed of off our happiness; while some give in voluntarily, others are robbed. Remember a few things: first, not everyone can like you, second, it’s not your job to satisfy everyone and third, your happiness comes first.
- Escape for a while
Get off the Grid and discover yourself. A part of finding inner peace is to disconnect with the things that steer you away from it. Take a break until you’re ready to come back.
Finding inner peace is a multi-step process, while it may seem hard to bring about a colossal change, it is important to note that every little effort counts. Try looking at things through different perspectives, direct your focus on things that matter, make healthy life choices and above all find your inner strength.
Your journey to finding Inner Peace is just a choice away.