By definition peace has a couple of meanings. One is freedom from disturbance, tranquility. Another is a state or period in which there is no conflict, or a conflict has ended. Today we will be taking a look at how you can bring peace into your life. Do you long for less conflict, more peace? Fewer disturbances, more tranquility? We all need balance in our lives. When our circumstances as well as our wellbeing puts us in a mindset that is too often in chaos or turbulence, it can affect our whole body. Our physical body is affected as well as our mental capabilities.
Can you relate to an internal chaos that disrupts one or more areas of your life? Have you felt unable to be effective in decreasing it? Maybe there is one small step you can take away from today that will help you regain some balance, bring some peace into your life.
Lack of peace in our lives can be recognized physically by several symptoms. Some are listed below.
- Constant patterns of thoughts
- Loss of interest
- Excess dwelling or fear or worries
- Unable to be silent
How Does Peace Affect my Physical Body?
It is common to strive for peace yet have no idea how to accomplish more peace in your life. Afterall, this world is at constant battle to win your attention and mind space. Whether it is our families and friends, tv, radio, podcasts, responsibilities, the news, social media or anything else, it is easy to see how many inputs we can have in one day that takes a toll against our peace. Ready to take steps toward bringing peace into your life? To initiate even one change for yourself? The reward could be life giving. Take a look below to see if any of these would fit into your schedule to help bring some peace into your life.
- Start a list of things you are grateful for
- Practice acceptance and contentment of your reality
- Declutter your spaces
- Practice deep breathing throughout the day
- Read something inspiring daily
Inner peace will most likely not come immediately when implementing one of these steps. However, as you put one into practice and then another becoming intentional with seeking inner peace, you can, over time, start to experience a calmer inside and less chaos.
Peace and it’s Affects Mentally.
Feelings of lack of peace in our lives can cloud our abilities to process the things of life we mentally need to. Recognizing the importance of peace and implementing measures to bring peace into your life can change the trajectory of our thought patterns as well as our abilities to critical think and make decisions. Many report a decrease in feelings of anxiousness or worry. There are also reports of decreased stress, aches and pains when peace enters your life.
Could you use better sleep at night? Many who work on the lack of peace in their lives report having sleeping more soundly and waking feeling more refreshed. I don’t know about you, but I could always use some more peace. Below are suggestions that could help introduce improved mental peace, freeing up capabilities for you live more calm.
- Journal what all is in your head
- Connect with people you trust and love
- Practice forgiveness
- Redirect negative thoughts
- Decrease your schedule, where possible
- Listen to soothing music
Again, finding mental space and freeing yourself from chaos will most likely not come immediately. Progress is impossible without change. Knowing this, I encourage you to take some time and reflect on which physical symptoms or mental symptoms you can relate to. Read through some of the suggested ways to increase peace and set a mini goal for yourself. Plan to exercise that step several times in a week. Over time, you too, could celebrate the increase of peace into your life.
Sometimes we need help to unpack all the things that have stolen our inner peace. You are not alone in that journey. Upstate Restorative Counseling has therapists available to listen and if needed, establish steps for you forward.