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3 Ways to Increase Peace

Peterborough Counsellor

Peace fosters a positive mental attitude. It ensures that activities in your life take place as expected. What’s more, disturbance of your inner peace can disrupt your ability to function well.

Peace is important during times of danger, difficulties and trouble. Regardless of whatever you are going through, you should always strive to maintain your internal and external peace.

Inner peace gets rid of anxieties, worries and fears. It also eliminates negative thinking, stress, dissatisfaction and unhappiness. Peace also helps you to make great decisions.

When you have peace, you’re able to see, think, plan and take action clearly. Overall, to be able to live a happy and fulfilling life, a peaceful environment is paramount.

In this article, you are going to gain insights on how to bring peace in your life. Please keep reading.

How to Create Peace in Your Life

1. Worry less

Fear can prevent you from being happy and peaceful. It can make you struggle with day-to-day activities. It can also prevent you from living in the moment.

Things in your personal life and world affairs can increase nervousness. However, it is possible to remain worry free all your life. Below are some tips on how to stop worrying:

a) Distract yourself

Shifting focus may sound easy, but it requires a lot of effort to put your mind elsewhere. To stop worrying, you need to keep yourself busy. For example, you can try watching television, taking a walk or reading an inspirational book.

What’s more, you can prepare a list of things you need to do. Creating a long list of things to do ensures that you have no spare time for worrying. When making a list, divide the activities into those you can do at home, work or traveling.

Having many activities to choose from will increase the possibility of using them. The list can include activities such as exercising, reading an inspirational book, or writing. It can also include drawing, watching an exciting movie, or organizing your home and office.

b) Relax

Relaxation is another good way of overcoming your worries. If you have a panic disorder, you’re likely to approach life with lots of anxiety and fear. Therefore, practicing relaxation allows you to improve how you respond to fear.

Relaxation techniques can also help to reduce your anxious thoughts.

The various relaxation techniques include yoga, meditation, and progressive muscle relaxation. The good thing is that you can learn these techniques individually. They can help you to calm down.

It is important that you choose a relaxation technique that works for you. What’s more, it is advisable that you practice the technique of your choice for about 10 to 25 minutes each day.

c) Ask for help

Getting support from a close family member or friend can help you feel less anxious. What’s more, listening to what those you trust have to say can help you look at your worries differently.

It is important that you share your worries with your friends and family. However, it is important that you avoid discussing your worries all the time.

Spending time with a good friend allows you to shift your mind from your worries. Creating a support network for an anxiety disorder requires some time and effort. However, having someone to lean on can help manage your worry.

If you do not want to share your worries, writing them down can help. It allows you to see the big picture. You can also try to write down solutions to your problems.

2. Learn to let go

Has someone ever told you to “let it go” or “just drop it”? Well, it is okay to let things go. In fact, it is easier to accept change rather than resist it. However, for some people, it is never easy to let go.

It can be very difficult to let go of a negative criticism you may have received. What’s more, it can also be hard to let go of the idea that you are not good at doing something.

However, failing to release our problems can create fear and anxiety. Below are tips for letting go and leading a peaceful life.

a) Accept yourself unconditionally

The first step of bringing peace into your life is to accept your current situation. For instance, you do not need to wait until you are rich to accept yourself. Waiting will not help you get rid of your negative thoughts.

Acceptance can encourage you to change. It reinforces a situation with unconditional love. So, you need to practice self-compassion by recognizing your feelings in a given situation.

You need to be able to recognize the emotions your inability to change brings about. You also need to recognize how your body feels when you think about change.

What’s more, assessing hidden beliefs about an unchanging situation is critical. The beliefs you have can restrain you from letting go and growing.

b) Purpose to let go

You have the power to act or change whenever you want. It is easy to let go of a bad habit, as it is to form it if you are determined. So, you need to write down want you want to change and what you want to substitute it with.

Pay attention to the physical and emotional feelings of what you plan to achieve each day. If you would like to let go of self-doubt, focus your attention on confidence, fearlessness and assertiveness.

It is possible to make change anytime you want so long as you have the intention to do it.

c) Develop a letting go practice

The final step of letting go is to develop a habit that enables you to release your problem. This step can increase your chances of recovering. It is at this stage that you put your intention into action.

What’s more, you need to be willing to forgive yourself as you try to let go. It is possible to experience change with the first try. However, it can also take time to affirm your acceptance and intention to change.

The secret of letting go is recognizing that change is inevitable. If you focus your life in the direction you want it to go, you will be able to let loose anything that is holding you back.

3. Build powerful mindsets

A strong mindset is important. It signifies resilience, focus and awareness. A strong mindset helps you to keep your focus on your goals, instead of negative thoughts.

A powerful mindset allows you to realize that struggles are not permanent. What’s more, it helps you to know that a struggle will not stop you from succeeding. Below are tips on habits that will help you create a strong mindset:

a) Get enough sleep

Sleeping well is critical. So, avoid sacrificing your sleep. Instead, you can opt to do less. Doing fewer things allows you to create more time for quality sleep.

b) Learn to say no

Assertiveness is critical to inner peace. So, it is alright to say no to what you do not want to do.

c) Exercise

To live peacefully, you need to exercise. You need to set aside time for moving your body around. It helps to activate the feel good hormones.

d) Optimism

Optimism is a great tool for creating peace and happiness. Staying positive brings good people and good things your way.

e) Practice gratitude

Paying attention to the positive and being thankful decrease stress and anxiety. You become calm, strong and mentally healthy.

About the Author Matt

Matt is a trained and licenced Mindfulness teacher and Stress and Anxiety Reduction Counsellor operating in and around the Peterborough area. After overcoming his own stress and anxiety he's found his purpose teaching others to do the same.

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