A little peace of mind seems hard to
obtain in our daily schedule. Here are some amazing ways to find inner peace.
Reema is studying engineering. Her writing table has piles
of assignments which she has to complete. She is worried about her pending term
work and grades. Meanwhile she gets a text message from a friend that reminds
her about project work they have to submit. Submissions have made her life
topsy-turvy and deadlines have completely stressed her out. Sometimes she feels
like screaming loudly, 'give me a break'.
Our busy lives hardly give us time for ourselves. When was
the last time you enjoyed your favourite book while lying on your bed? Most of
us get time to read books while commuting. Reading the newspaper is the task to
complete when our cars get stuck in traffic. Have we forgotten to live a calm
and composed life? Try finding peace with some simple techniques.
Peace does not exist in the outside world, it dwells within
our souls. Meditation has the power to calm down your
mind completely. Regular practice of meditation is highly beneficial to cope up
with stress. Meditation is like a magic spell which takes you to some other
world where there is no stress and everything is peaceful. Make use of
meditation music while meditating and experience tranquility and peace of mind.
2. Listen to Music
Music has the power to uplift your moods. Some great and soothing
music can immediately pull you out of the depression. No matter whether you are
listening to Indian classical music or jazz, music that will soothe your mind
and cheer up your mood is worth listening to. Finding peace becomes easy by
listening to good music.
3. Control Your Anger
A famous quote goes 'For every minute you remain angry, you
give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.' controlling your anger will help to
obtain peace of mind. Anger management is the skill you have to learn in
order to experience peace. It is okay to be emotional, but you need to be
practical too. Manage your anger and enjoy a peaceful life.
4. Write a Diary
Jotting down your emotions on a piece of paper is a way to
release your stress. Writing your emotions will make you understand them
better. Write down good and bad experiences you had and how you feel about
them. Slowly you will learn to tackle bitter situations in life that destroy
your inner peace. Find a solution for a particular problem rather than thinking
why it happened to me.
5. Spend Time with Nature
What is the difference between gulping down a cold drink and
sipping lemonade? That is the difference between concrete jungle and green
meadows. We have forgotten the smell of fresh air as we are used to pollution
in the cities. Take a break from your work or studies and go for a trek. A
trail by a riverside is an amazing stress buster and thus fabulous way to find
peace. Once in a year spend your time amidst trees and flowers away from the
6. Read Books You Like
Instead of bringing work at home, spend your Sunday
afternoons reading your favorite books. There is nothing as pleasing as reading
a book of your favorite author while comfortably resting under a warm blanket.
Pick up some great titles that you find interesting from a local book stall and
enjoy each and every page. Peace is in things that we really enjoy doing.
Prayer and mantras are secrets to find peace of mind. For some people chanting
the name of god is a way to find peace. Chanting mantras, like the Gayatri
Mantra can help you find peace. Prayers have tremendous power to let you
acquire peace. Thus writer John Wooden has quoted, "There are many things
that are essential to arriving at true peace of mind, and one of the most
important is faith, which cannot be acquired without prayer."
8. Practice Breathing Exercise
You must practice breathing exercise when you are feeling
stressed or anxious. Practising breathing exercise for 10 minutes can surely
help you to feel calm and easy. Observe your breath when you inhale or exhale.
9. Focus on What is Important
Make a list of things that are very important for you. You
must know your priorities and goals. Focusing on your priorities and
accomplishing little goals in life will
definitely help you to find real peace. The more you focus on your priorities
and goals, the less you will have to deal with problems and bitterness in life.
To be specific, your most important priority should be your health, work and
the happiness of your family. So, keep yourself healthy and happy and take care
of the happiness of your family.
10. Do Little Things That Make
It is very important to do little things that can make
others happy. You will find real peace and happiness when you will do something
that can bring happiness in the life of others. Help your neighbours and
friends, try to bring smiles on the faces of others, entertain children and do
your bit to spread happiness.
11. Follow Hobbies
When you spend time following hobbies, you will feel
refreshed and happy. Spending time doing something that you really like can
surely help you feel at peace. If you like any indoor or outdoor sport indulge
in it with your friends or family members.
12. Accept the Reality and Let Go
Learning to let go is the greatest way to find peace in
life. If something bad or bitter that happened in the past is bothering you, it
is better that you accept what happened and move on. There is nothing that you
can do about what happened in the past. So, you must focus on your present and
work towards having a better future for yourself and your family. Remember,
whatever happens, happens for the good. Learn from the mistakes, take things
positively, create good thoughts and always love yourself. It is very important
to be practical rather than crying over the spoiled milk.
Communicating can really help to solve the problems. If you
are unable to solve any kind of problem, you must communicate it to your near
and dear ones. While communicating your problem, do not beat around the bush.
Try to communicate what exactly is bugging you. Don't be confused and
emotional. Be specific about your issues. Your loved ones can surely help you
to deal with the problem. Make sure that you do not create a commotion or be
angry. Share your problem only with people you trust.
14. Know Your Limits
To remain peaceful forever, you must know your limits.
Follow discipline and be well behaved. Never over exaggerate things. Protect
yourself and the boundaries of your family. Live and let live. Make sure that
no one is facing problems because of you. If anyone does, try to nip the
problem in the bud before it is too late.
15. Take a Pause
If you are facing a conflict or issues with someone, you
need to pause for sometime. Pausing will help you think with a calm mind and
find right solutions to find peace.
16. Forget and Forgive
Following the principle - ‘Forget and Forgive’ is the best
solution to end bitterness and find peace. You may not get anything by holding
on to things. Holding on to the things will only increase your pain.
17. Blow All Your Problems
There is no problem in this world which does not have any
solution. If you are facing any problem, just do not make a mountain out of it.
Treat every problem like a feather and blow it away. Always focus on solutions
rather than problems.
Find time for yourself. When you will find time for yourself
only then will you find peace within. Aromatic oils, scented candles, and melodic music
will surely come for your aid, but being
happy from within is the answer to your pursuit of finding peace. Exercise
regularly, eat healthy food and keep smiling.
Peace of mind gets affected when our mind gets occupied with
filthy emotions like anger, jealousy, sadness or envy. You will never find
peace of mind until you listen to your heart, so be yourself and you will be
experiencing peace soon.
How to find inner peace? What are the things that can disturb inner peace and happiness? Which activities can help to boost inner peace? Discuss here.