Finding Your Inner Peace
By Kari Oakley
Inner peace is something that every human being desires, regardless of their spirituality. Inner peace is a goal that promises a fulfilling and happy life, and there is no one on the planet that does not want a happy life. The tricky part is actually achieving inner peace, something that some may find unobtainable. However, there are many resources even in this modern world that can help. Numerous websites and blogs such as Psychology Today and The Positivity Blog, provide fundamental steps to achieving your inner peace. You could also read some Young Living Reviews online from people who have incorporated essential oils into their relaxation routine and have found their own inner peace.
The biggest personal problem in the modern world is stress. It affects every human being on the planet, in varying degrees. Stress is the main obstacle to achieving inner peace. Thankfully, there are ways of combating it. First and foremost is to set limits on yourself. Don’t try to tackle everything all at once; you need to prioritize. Focus on the tasks that are the most important in your day to day life, and don’t sweat the small stuff.
Once you’ve completed your essential tasks for the day, make sure to take some time to relax. Find a relaxation technique that works for you, whether it be doing yoga, meditating, taking a long hike, or even just sitting outside and enjoying the sounds of nature.
You can also use entertainment as an escape from reality for a little while. Read a book, watch a movie or a TV show you like. There’s nothing wrong with giving yourself time to unwind, because it’ll provide relief from the stress of real life.
One cannot obtain inner peace if you don’t recognize or understand your own thoughts and feelings. A little self-awareness can go a long way. Take a moment to look inside yourself and ask why you have certain thoughts and feelings in your daily life. Take responsibility for your actions. If you make a mistake, own up to it, and make an effort to be better.
You should also remember to take care of yourself. While taking responsibility for your thoughts and actions, take responsibility for your body. Remember to eat right, cut out harmful junk foods and desserts and replace them with fruits and vegetables and protein. Exercise is also important. When you combine these two, you’ll feel a lot better physically, which will contribute to you feeling better psychologically as well.
Achieving inner peace does not mean that all of life’s problems will go away. Life is still going to be difficult sometimes, whether we want it to be or not. The fact of life is that there are things beyond your control, many things in fact. But the key to overcoming the sense of helplessness this fact may bring is to accept that you can’t control everything. You can’t control other people’s behavior, you can’t control the weather, and you can’t control how the universe holds itself together. The important thing to keep in mind is that there are things you can control, such as your own actions and the words you say. If you focus on the things you can control, your mind will be much more peaceful.
The present is now. You can never go back to the past, and you can’t travel into the future. You are always living in the present. So, focus on the present. Focus on you. Focus on how you can become better, and focus on how to make yourself feel good. Those are the keys to inner peace.