Life is full of ups and downs, but sometimes you get more than your fair share of highs or lows. There are points in everyone’s life where things may be going swimmingly. You wake up every day with a smile on your face and look forward to what’s ahead. Other times, it can seem like your worries will never fade.
Don’t let life dictate when you can or cannot feel at peace. Peace is something anyone can achieve, no matter what’s going on around you. The key is to learn how to find that peace and then practice those techniques.
If you’re not sure how to start finding inner peace, try some of the following tips and see what works for you. You may need to invest in helpful things or even change your mindset. The journey to inner peace is different for everyone, so give these tips a shot and see what peace they can bring to your life.
1. Slow Things Down
When you get busy, it’s easy to get lost in everything on your to-do list. Time flies by, and you have a million things to check off. The speed of everything and the high demand of having to get stuff done creates anxiety, which can completely demolish any peace you want to feel.
Instead, try to slow things down. Reschedule what you can and give yourself even 15 minutes of quiet during each day. Take those quiet moments to reflect on what you’ve accomplished to find the peace that comes from achieving your goals.
2. Carry a Few Crystals
Touching and feeling a physical object can be very calming, and you may find you need something to help your inner peace radiate throughout each day. You may have never tried it before, but you can carry a few crystals with you to attract peace and positivity to your life.
Look into crystals like obsidian, moonstone and rose quartz. Read about what each crystal can do for your life and see which ones meet your needs. Carry them in the form of jewelry or even just in your pocket. Knowing you have it with you will help you take a deep breath and feel the peace come over you.
3. Practice Deep Breathing
The opposite of inner peace are emotions such as anxiety, anger, worry and frustration. Once you feel them, they sit in your mind and heart. It’s hard to make them go away.
One way people conquer their negative emotions is by practicing deep breathing each day. Longer, slower breaths release serotonin and oxytocin, the “feel-good” hormones. You can chip away at negative energies with practiced breathing techniques, and you can do them virtually anywhere.
4. Redecorate Your Home
Everyone loves to spend time at home, but your house could be causing the distance you feel from your inner peace. Scattered decor or even none at all can cause stress because you spend time wishing your home were different. Think about redecorating as an effort to find inner peace.
Redecorating could make all the difference in your life. Look for decor that puts out positive energy and connects with you when you see it. Aim for minimalist designs, so you don’t get anything too busy. Create peace by incorporating the right wind chimes or music playlists you’ll be able to hear in rooms where you’re at your busiest. Decorating a room with things that help you find peace will make your home a safe space away from negative energies.
5. Set Clocks 10 Minutes Ahead
One of the easiest ways people get stressed is by accidentally being late for important things. Going to work, rushing to a meeting or even starting dinner on time will raise your anxiety levels to impossible heights. Beat that feeling by setting your clocks 10 minutes ahead.
By putting your clocks just the tiniest bit forward, you’ll always be at least 10 minutes early if you’re running on time. Being early is a relief and a sense of peace in and of itself. And if you happen to be running late, you’ve got a 10-minute cushion of time before you’re late to wherever you’re going.
6. Invest in Books
If you wanted to learn something new, you’d probably consider signing up for a class. Reading and studying are the best ways to get good at something new, and the same goes for finding inner peace. Try to check out books on the subject! You might discover all you need is a new concept to consider and practice.
7. Make a Cleaning Schedule
Any space you use every day is going to get messy at some point. Desks will get covered in paper and rooms will become littered with dirty laundry. Messes are part of life, but they don’t have to be a constant factor that adds to your stress.
Make a cleaning schedule in a planner or calendar. Set an alarm if you have to. Whatever is the best way for you to add something different to your routine, try to use it to make cleaning happen. After a thorough cleaning the first time around, you’ll only have to tidy up here and there. A clean space will help you relax and feel the peace you’re looking for.
8. Try a Relaxing Hobby
Some people are the most relaxed when they don’t have anything to do, while others are the opposite. You might be the kind of person who gets restless when there isn’t anything on your to-do list, and that’s OK! Try to find a relaxing hobby to fill those empty time slots in your schedule.
Relaxing hobbies will be different for everyone. Try reading or doing crafts. Go to the gym regularly or volunteer. Whatever you find fun will also relax you. When you’re relaxed, it’s much easier to seek inner peace, even if you do that while you’re galloping on horseback across a field or dunking a basketball.
Creating more inner peace may sound like a challenge, but it really all comes down to the little things you do during your day. Fight negative energies that banish peace by listening to music, doing a hobby or carrying crystals. Try them all! You can never have too much inner peace, and you’ll learn a lot about yourself in the process of finding it.