7 Ways to stay at peace throughout the day
How do we stay at peace? Every other person is asking it these days. Things that were once easy become difficult when you are not at peace. For example, suppose you have to finish a work on time. Now you are unable to do this work because a co worker has said something bad about you. This stirs your inner peace and you feel angry inside all day. Then when your boss points out the slightest mistake you have done, you totally flip out.
Believe it or not, it is essential to keep inner peace. Your mind should be a healthy inner sanctuary. Your inner world should be the place you go to, to relieve your stress. This is not very difficult to achieve either. You can easily achieve a state of inner peace throughout the day by following these easy steps:
Go to “acceptance” mode from “control” mode:
We try to control so many things every day. While those are important things, so is your inner peace. So how do you still get things done while maintaining inner peace? You accept them before changing.
Simply imagine a junior doing things totally differently from the way you asked them. Now you have two options: either you totally shout at them asking them to fix it, or you ask them “hmmm I see it. But please do it this way.” See the difference? Even to get things done you can easily switch to the acceptance mode. This will be applicable to everyone regardless of their pursuits. You can also apply it at home. Create a mindset of acceptance. Acceptance is halfway the job done. You will not lose your inner peace and you can get things done as well. Isn’t that great?
Stop criticizing people:
You have to stop seeing things in a bad light if you want to be peaceful. Now you might say: but things are bad, should I just close my eyes to them? Tell me this, are things only bad? Is there nothing good in anyone? If you find the goodness in someone, why not focus on that instead?
See it is pretty simple – you either want to hurt yourself, or want peace. If you want to hurt yourself, you will find something to criticize in everyone. If you want to find peace, appreciate people. Be grateful for the good ones in your life. Be thankful that you have a loving mother, a caring father, a supportive partner. You’ll see the difference.
Try to understand “why” others are hurtful:
Has someone said something really bad to you? It can really claw away at your inner peace if people close to you are hurting you constantly. In this situation ask yourself three questions: why is this person hurting me? What can I do to assure him/her that I am not a threat? Is what he saying really true?
Your job will be halfway done if you just figure out why they are being mean to you. Then you can go on and try to reconcile. However if someone is being abusive without any reason, cutting off ties is best. Learn to discern the mentally ill from the genuine ones. You don’t want to stay around the people that are hurting you intentionally. Seriously, get the negative people out of your life and you will see the difference. It is easier said than done sometimes. But you must never stop trying.
Start your day with meditation:
This cannot be stressed enough. There are multitudes of different sorts of meditation available on YouTube these days. Pick the one that you are really comfortable doing at first. You can improvise from there onwards. Meditating is essential to your mental health. Just about 5 to 10 minutes of meditation daily can increase the peace quotient in your life by manifolds.
Psychologists have found meditation lowers anxiety levels. It also reduces stress and a host of other physical diseases. In fact, the more you meditate, the more accepting you will become. All the other things will automatically follow.
Maintain an attitude of gratitude:
This has been already said in #2 but it is important. So it needs to have its own point. Having an attitude of gratitude can alter the way you look at things. It can really change out outlook.
Make a list of things you are thankful for. Always look at the positive and bright side. You will find that your life is so much blessed. Who cannot find peace when they feel this way?
|1||Go to “acceptance” mode from “control” mode:||Create a mindset of acceptance and you can accomplish anything without losing your inner peace.|
|2||Stop criticizing people||You have to stop seeing things in a bad light if you want to be peaceful. If you want to find peace, appreciate people.|
|3||Try to understand “why” others are hurtful||Your job will be halfway done if you just figure out why they are being mean to you. Then you can go on and try to reconcile. However if someone is being abusive without any reason, cutting off ties is best.|
|4||Start your day with meditation||Just about 5 to 10 minutes of meditation daily can increase the peace quotient in your life.|
|5||Maintain an attitude of gratitude||
Make a list of things you are thankful for.