peace of mind

Peace of mind is a goal that everyone wants to achieve but very few people know how to even get close to it. There are so many stresses in this world that it is hard to imagine living your life without feeling tense all of the time. Inner peace is easy to achieve if you take it little by little and make small changes to the way to navigate your day.

• Stop and think of three things that you have in your life right now that you are thankful for. Think of three blessings or three things that make you happy that you have in your life right now. You can do this anytime you are feeling stressed out or like you are being short changed by life.

• Do not waste your time worrying about what other people think. Being self conscious is a waste of energy. If you like to dance, then dance. Having fun can be very liberating.

• Let go of things that you have no control over. The rain does not care if you are mad that it ruined your barbeque. There are some things in life that you can never change and it will do your mental state some good to let them go.

• When things are tough you should walk to a window and take one long, deep breath. When you do this you should focus on nothing but your breath. This sounds very simple but it is very effective. If you do not have a window then just take a deep breath and focus on the way your breath feels on your upper lip as you exhale.

• Get the task that you want to do the least done first thing in the morning. This will be a huge stress relief. You can then focus on more pleasant things for the rest of the day.