I am at a place in life where peace is a priority. I deliberately avoid certain people to protect my mental, emotional and spiritual state.
6 Techniques To Quiet Your Mind
A wise human being once said that “Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. Peace means to be in the midst of all those things and still be calm in your heart.” Of course, even though this insight is invaluably true, it’s far easier realized than practiced in reality.
However, human beings are remarkably adaptable, so it’s definitely possible to achieve and experience genuine peacefulness. In order to reach this state of being, it is necessary to find inner harmony and balance. Please refer to the list below for specific tips.
#1: Always be conscious of the positivity around you and within you.
The half-chaos in our mind comes when we are overwhelmed with everything bad that is going around us. But we look so much at the negative that we can not think or see beyond it. For your mind to be at peace, you must have positive thoughts. When you choose the positive, your mind is at ease. It feels better and is more peaceful than before.
#2: Contemplate peacefulness—and peaceful things.
Even when you notice all the positive attitude around you, you will inevitably encounter a lot of negativity as well. Just thinking about peaceful things – and peaceful words – can help you stay positive, happy and peaceful. If you only think of words like peace, tranquility, serenity, serenity, light, love, relaxation, breeze or beach, you can reduce stress and improve your positive attitude.
#3: Practice meditation and mindfulness.
Doing so will slow down your rate of thinking and a number of thoughts that you think substantially, which will immediately make you feel more calm and peaceful. What’s more, the thoughts that you do think are more likely to be clear, positive, and productive, so you could easily end up formulating solutions to problems that have been nagging your mind for some time.
#4: Always be present and aware.
Our lives are so fast-paced that at any given point there are a million things going through our head. Even while at meals we are thinking of meetings and appointments and bills to be paid and so on and so forth. Stop doing that. You overload your brain and it will not do you any good. Start living in the moment. Focus on the now. You will see the difference how much you are at peace.
#5: Interact with nature.
Take a break from your busy city life. Our natural state is not the one that must be included in these concrete buildings. Try your lunch at a nearby park rather than at your office. To get some leaves sanctioned and go spend some days in the countryside. Try to exercise outside. Stop paying too much attention to insignificant activities. It might seem like materialistic matters are of the most important but it is not so, and taking a break into nature will help you see that.
6. Go through what you’re grateful for.
We like to overwhelm our minds with negative thoughts and look for reasons why people should be sorry for us, but we rarely take the time to go through what we are appreciative of in life. This technique can not totally calm your mind, but it certainly helps to shut up the Negative Nancy, which we often perform as part of our autopilot.
I found the best way to do this by sitting down with paper and pencil – without judgment – writing everything in life you are grateful for. It could be something as heartwarming as your loving pet, or as seemingly silly as your easily accessible parking spot at work. In the end, we have all the things to be grateful for in life, and it can take a lot of time to focus on them rather than our seemingly insurmountable problems.
Moreover, connecting with nature will help disconnect you from modernity, technology, material goods, and the need to consume in general. Once you realize that genuine peace exists within yourself—inside your mind, body, and soul—then you’ll be well on your way to increased peacefulness and happiness for the rest of your life.
As another wise human being once said: “There’s no WiFi in the forest, but I promise you will find a better connection.”
Sources: mindwaft.com, irelease.org