3 WAYS TO BRING PEACE AND TRANQUILITY TO YOUR LIFE
I believe you’ll agree with me that life in itself, can be so unbearable most times. Even at that, you still need to be able to live and thrive in it, in order to bring peace to yourself. If you don’t, then you’ll soon become chaotic just like the world that exists outside of you. It is not enough to just say that you’ve peace within you. A consistent effort has to be put in place in order to make sure that you stay in such a state of tranquillity for as long as you live.
Having inner peace can be the most precious thing you possess. When you have inner peace, you really don’t allow unnecessary things to bother you. And as you already know, where there’s peace there is fullness of joy and happiness.
However, it takes a lot to be able to be in this state, and it tends to be a lot more difficult for those who lack self-love and value. When you don’t love or value yourself enough, you won’t be at peace with yourself, because there will be a constant conflict within you and that can make you not have regard for yourself.
Bringing inner peace and tranquillity to your life has to do with you being in agreement with all that is within you and not constantly fighting yourself over something you don’t have. You tend to focus more on what you have, rather than what’s missing, and you see yourself as worthy of love and happiness, no matter your past deeds or even present ones.
Like I stated earlier, you’ve to put in some effort, in order to be at peace with yourself. And you know, you enjoy and appreciate life more when you’ve inner peace and tranquillity. You don’t go creating unnecessary violence and conflict for people around you, and even when others try to cause conflict for you, you don’t respond in a similar way instead, you respond with love and peace.
Being in a state of inner peace is a sacred requirement for our everyday living. For this reason, I have drafted out 3ways that can help you derive this inner peace and tranquillity that I’ve been talking about. Below are the 3ways;
Thinking in itself is not a bad thing. You can still maintain a serene and peaceful mind when you just think. But then, excess of it, is what could kill you. Overthinking is one way to live in misery and constant torment. Overthinking about everything that appears in your life is likely to cause more ruin and wreak havoc for you. Often a time, you are not sure of the line that separates normal thinking from overthinking. So, I’m not going to say that it’s easy to know, however, I can show you a glimpse of how to know when you start to cross the borderline into overthinking. Here’s an illustration:
Alright, imagine you have to write a report of 5000 words for your school project before the end of Friday, and that day happens to be Wednesday, yet you haven’t even started it. And you still have 3 other major tasks in your hands to do within that same week, which are; attending a seminar, going for family dinner and also clearing out your mails. At this time, you’re on your desk thinking of the best way to do all these tasks, without procrastinating on any one of them.
You see, you just thinking about it and trying to find a better and faster way to do them is quite normal. However, overthinking sets in when you start thinking of all of these tasks at the same time and getting frustrated on how unbearable it is for you. All you would be seeing is how overwhelming they make you feel and how you just wanna run away from all of them.
At that time, you’re unsettled because you’re thinking so many things at the same time. Now listen, doing this will make you lose your mind, and a lost mind has no peace. I’m sure you don’t want that for yourself right? Then, try not to engage in the deadly exercise of overthinking. Overthinking will prevent you from seeing the bigger picture.
Also, overthinking can affect your health. You know, when you’re not healthy, you can’t be in a state of tranquillity, because you’ll be so agitated about your illness and wondering when you’ll eventually get well. So, for you to derive inner peace in your life, it is important that you don’t overthink anything in particular. Always make this a conscious effort.
KEEPING A POSITIVE MINDSET
You must have heard times without number that you’re what you think and that positive thinking is a sure way of living a successful life. Well, I’m not here to tell you anything of the contrary, but to lay more emphasis on it.
Positive thinking is everything. You really can’t get much out of life and yourself when you’re not optimistic.
That’s why it is very important to always keep a positive mindset because positive thoughts align deeply with your inner being. All form of negativity and negative thoughts doesn’t work in accordance with your Being. As humans, we tend to strive more in an environment that is peaceful and serene, and that “environment” includes ourselves.
Thinking negatively will always make you feel bad about yourself and when you feel bad about yourself, you tend to be unhappy about yourself, and when you’re unhappy about yourself, you can’t be at peace with yourself. Don’t give away your inner peace to some sort of negative thoughts.
I know at times, even when you try to be positive in your dealings, some people around you will want to bring in their bad vibes of negativity. Don’t allow that! You have a strong fortress of optimism set up already, no amount of external pessimism should be able to permeate or penetrate it, do well to make sure of that!
So, don’t allow people to get you discouraged by feeding you with negative ideas here and there. Remain positive because it will help you keep your peace, and you should always aim for peace in whatever you do. You can as well give yourself a pep-talk when you feel that you’re getting a sensor of negativity from within you.
It is not that hard to notice, I’m sure you know that. It can come as a bad feeling or a nonchalant attitude towards a thing. Be conscious of your feelings and emotions, because all of them has a role to play in keeping your inner peace.
DOING WHAT YOU LOVE
Yeah, you know how the saying goes, “do what you love, and love what you do”, and this proves to be one of the ways to succeed in life. And yes, it is still a way to bring you inner peace and tranquillity.
Now tell me, how do you often feel when you do something you don’t like? It feels terrible right? I know, it can be so horrible!
Personally, each time I find myself doing something that I hate so much, I tend to have some sort of anger and resentment inside of me. It can make me feel so miserable and so frustrated. However, each time I do what I love, like writing, and reading, I feel this pool of joy and happiness from within me and that gives me a whole lot of peace and calmness.
There is a strong connection between doing what you love and your inner peace. What you love doing will always give a sense of purpose and passion, and in turn, bring out so much peace to your life. If you still don’t have the peace you desire at this point in your life, then probably you’re not doing what you love.
You might say that you don’t know what you love. Alright then, be calm. I’m sure there must be something that you love to do, but you just haven’t taken note of it yet. I suggest you do a self-survey and try to find out what you did in the past that made you happy and that you loved.
It could be anything; like cooking, drawing, painting, playing the piano or whatever it is. Just make sure that activity is helpful and productive, because if it is not then the joy you’ll derive will be short-lived, and you’ll have to go back to being miserable.
Eventually, when you do discover that which you love, do it with all passion that is within you and don’t care about what others have to say about it, because it’s your life and not theirs.
In all, I believe, you will put to practice what you just read, and don’t give up too quickly when you don’t see results coming. Trust me, it will work out quite well in the end, just be sure of what you want and be deliberate about getting it. Also, let peace be your number goal in everything you do, either with yourself or with people. just make sure to always choose peace over drama.
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