How To Keep Your Peace ♡

Our world today is currently not in the best of states, from the global covid-19 pandemic, wars, racism, crime, etc. I believe that keeping your peace can be challenging at times, however it is possible. “The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.” —Norman Vincent Peale. “Peace can become a lens through which you see the world. Be it. Live it. Radiate it out. Peace is an inside job." —Wayne Dyer 1. Limit how much news you watch There is so much bad news globally at the moment, if you regularly watch, listen to or read the news, too much bad news can take a toll on your mental well-being. The news is not here to report how great the world is and to encourage positivity, its main focus is to inform and update us on bad news, for example, the Corona virus pandemic details and missing persons. There is only so much bad news that the human mind can absorb. 2. Stop comparing yourself to family friends Comparison is the thief of joy, live life according to your expectations and not of others don't waste time worrying about other people's timelines or whether they approve of your choices. If someone has bought their first home at 21 years old that is a great accomplishment, and so is purchasing a home at 30,40,45 years of age, or renting a property is fine. Live by your timeline. There are billions of people on this planet do not think because you have not achieved what your cousin or school friends have that something is wrong with you, don't compare be inspired. 3. Be grateful for what you have No need to wait for big achievements to feel good, start with celebrating the small things, eating your favorite snack, or good weather. Gratitude is so important if you can not appreciate what you have in this present moment, then trust me you will not be happier once the bigger accomplishments come along. When you practice gratitude you will more of the goodness in your life and less of the negative. “The secret of happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their ".” ~William Penn. Everyone has issues and I am not saying yours do not matter however big or small, however by focusing on them it will not necessary wipe out your problems, and likely to make you feel worse. 4. Be Open To Love When love is done right it can bring you so much joy and helps you see the world in a different light. I know it seems that gone are the days when couples met in school and were together for 50/60/70 years. During our Grandparents time divorce and separation were rare, till death do us part was a common for married couples. I believe that love is the most powerful force I think society only focuses on negative relationships today and narcissism fxxk boys and women. In contrast many have had or are experiencing healthy relationships which have allowed individuals to become the best version of themselves. Two can be better one and true love gives you joy, not pain. Schaus, 2020, P. Everyday Powe "True love has the ultimate power to change us. Movies portray this in wild and diverse ways. Real life even more so inspires us to chase after wild dreams where love is giving us joy, significance, freedom and connection. He who finds love finds a good thing." 5. Keep a distance from toxic people I think the most over used is "surround yourself with positive people" The people you surround yourself with affect the way you think, feel, and behave. Engaging with people who are always positive and see the glass half full, will change your outlook on life. Negative people will ruin your life! Run.. far away. It’s like the legendary Jim Rohn once said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Jim Rohn 6. Forgive do not hold grudges Not forgiving does you absolutely no good, all it will accomplish is keeping your mind harbored with your negative emotions. Forgiveness does not condone what the person has done, it allows you to move on with your life and forget the past. " Forgiveness is like drinking poison yourself and waiting for the other person to die" Marianne Williamson 7. Live in the moment Instead of worrying about the past or panicking about the future, enjoy the NOW, It’s all we have at this moment in time. Being anxious about the future keeps you in constant misery. Yes easier said than done, but taking life day by day will relax your mind and make life more enjoyable, live in the NOW. 8.Do what you love The more you do what you love daily you are likely to be in high spirits and improve your quality of life. Whether it is a career that you enjoy, a dance class, learning a new language, or volunteering this will contribute to your sense of purpose and keep your brain engaged. 9.You need to accept yourself for exactly who you are Flaws and all no one is perfect, so stop expecting perfection from yourself. 10.Get enough sleep Believe it or not, getting enough sleep and balance your mood, enough sleep helps to keep your body and mind well also reduces stress, and improves mood. References (https://everydaypower.com/how-true-love-can-change-your-life/By
Rich Schaus, Lead Contributor May 2020

How To Keep Your Peace ♡