Finding inner peace in a fast pace and ever changing world may seem daunting to some, but it is a very real and relaxing way to live. You don’t have to be stressed out about life and about the world around you.
You can live in peace and harmony if you focus on the positives and follow these simple tips.
• Always Assume The Best
In the article Is This One Thing Affecting Your Success In Life I talk about how having a positive view of life can make such a big difference in the results that you see. I later learned that the most successful sales people are the ones who always assume the best outcome.
They assume that they are going to make a sale or get their desired results 100% of the time, even if that isn’t very realistic.
Having a positive attitude does more than simply have a positive effect on your surroundings; it also affects your brain.
When you think positive thoughts you change your whole mindset into a much more positive one. When you think good thoughts you become a happier person. It is impossible to always look for the good in life and still maintain a negative personality.
Positivity spreads, it helps you believe that you can accomplish whatever you want to and it helps you to remember that this world is a great place to live in after all.
• Don’t Watch The News
It is easy to turn on the news and find a bunch of reports about what is going wrong in the world. The news tends to focus on all of the bad things in the world and forgets to mention all of the things that are going well.
You can see it wherever you go. We live in one of the most peaceful times in history, yet it isn’t hard to find someone talking about how disastrous our timeslot it. The news agencies have their own agendas, they are built to get viewers and unfortunately that usually means scaring the heck out of people so they will buy a paper.
If you really want to find inner peace and learn to live a stress free and happy life I highly recommend that you don’t watch the news, at least not regularly.
• Don’t Worry About Things You Can’t Control
There is so much going on in this world. There are so many things that are just out of our control. Who cares what other people might think about you? It doesn’t matter what may or may not happen in the future.
Live in the present and focus on what you can control. Don’t worry about everything else. Worrying causes you to stress out and if you can’t control the outcome anyways it is pointless to worry. If something is scary, either do something about it or forget about it. No sense aging yourself for no reason.
If you do worry way too much here are some quotes about worrying that can inspire you to change the way you think. Learn to love life and focus on the positives and you will be amazed at the change you see.
• Eat Healthy
It is hard to feel good about yourself when you are stuffing crap down your throat. Eating junk food makes you fat, increases your blood pressure, and makes you feel like you’ve just got hit by a bus.
If you are used to that then it is going to be hard to change, but it is well worth the effort. If you are used to eating healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables, green tea, fish, and lean meats it is even harder to go back to eating junk foods because not only do your taste buds change, you also feel like crap after you have gone back.
In middle school they stopped selling sodas to kids my age. I took that as a warning signal. If it really is that bad for you, I should stop drinking 5 or so cans of soda a day. I can’t remember the last time I’ve had a can of soda, but I do know that whenever I decide to take a sip of something sparkly like Coke or Pepsi, my body rejects it like the poison it is.
It makes it so I don’t want to do anything, soda and many of the other junk foods are just crap plain and simple.
If you’re going to be addicted to something, be addicted to something that makes you feel good rather than something that doesn’t. It’s a lot easier to stay positive and have a positive outlook on life when your body is feeling great and you are in wonderful shape.
• Work Out
Few things make you feel as good about yourself as you feel after a workout. After you have worked out you have accomplished something big. You’ve pushed yourself to the limit and have managed to do something that not everybody is willing to do.
It is a tremendous accomplishment and makes you feel good about life. It makes you more positive and more motivated because you believe that no matter what life throws at you, there will be a way to overcome it and you have all the strength you need inside of you.
Meditation is one of the healthiest things you can do for yourself. It has many physical benefits such as reducing anxiety attacks, lowering muscle tension, and lowering the need for medical care.
It also comes with plenty of psychological benefits such as reducing phobias and fears, improving memory and your ability to learn, and building your confidence. Meditation can make you feel better about yourself and about the world around you, and it only takes 15-20 minutes a day to get all of its benefits.
• Spend Time With Mother Nature
The best way I have found to reduce stress and to bring me back to reality is to take a walk in the park. When I take a walk in the park I realize that the world goes on. Even though I may be having troubles or stress in my life, by walking around the park I notice that the world in general is actually a pretty peaceful place.
By walking around in nature I get the feeling that life goes on. Even if I manage to mess up everything in my life I know I would be able to find a way to survive.
Nature is what we are used to. We weren’t created to sit in a metal building all day every day. We were created to be one of mother nature’s creations. When we take a walk in the forest or go to a water fall we are reminded of where we came from and we feel calmer and happier.
Spending time with mother nature can be good for your psyche. It can be that doorway to inner peace that you are looking for because it is the doorway away from the fast pace world and into a simpler time.
• Do Random Acts Of Kindness
Happiness doesn’t come from external factors. You can have all the money in this world, but you won’t be any happier with it than you were without it. You can’t make yourself happy by being greedy and by snatching up all of the possessions that you can get your hand onto.
Happiness comes from within. When you share with others and when you do good things for other people you feel better about yourself. You become less focused on what you can do for yourself and more focused on how you can help other people.
When you get to that point suddenly you are less stressed about having to buy that new car or that bigger house. You start to think that things are ok, even if you don’t have more expensive stuff than your neighbor. As long as you can help out another person and make their day a little brighter, what does it matter if you are the rich guy on the block or not.
It’s only money, doing acts of kindness and helping out others less fortunate than you will make you feel much better about yourself than that $100,000 car ever will.
In order to find inner peace you have to change your mindset. You don’t have to worry about getting the most expensive car or house on the block. As long as you can stay healthy, happy, and give back to others you are doing alright, and you will be a lot happier than if you are always stressing about having to collect the most worldly possessions.
While money is nice to have, it isn’t going to buy you happiness, that is something that comes from within.