That you can start doing right now! Inner peace is something we all crave. But many of us aren’t sure how to accomplish that. I know I have spent a lot of time wondering “how do I find inner peace?” If you’re looking for ways to find inner peace, keep reading.
Learn how to Practice Meditation
I love meditation and recommend it to every one. It is very important when you are trying to find inner peace. There’s a lot of speculations about it. But you don’t have to meditate for hours. Five minutes can make a world of difference.
There are many different ways to meditate.
One of my favorite ways is to listen to guided meditation on YouTube before bed. I just put my head phones on, lay down and turn it on. It’s a great way to get a good night’s sleep. Meditation before bed also helps you wake up feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the new day.
Another great way to meditate is something I like to call “Do nothing time”.
Here’s how it works-
- Sit down
- Set a timer
- Do nothing
Its a lot harder than it sounds. I typically shoot for only 5 minutes. The idea is to just sit comfortably for five minutes and do nothing. Clear your mind.. Focus on your breathing and nothing else. If you find your mind wandering, bring it back to your slow, steady breathing.
My house is often filled with the beautiful chaos of my family so, I like to put my headphones on and turn on something like this.
Keep yourself healthy
Healthy body, healthy mind.
Make time to get a work out in, or even just a walk. Be sure to keep your body moving.
If your struggling to work out, read this article about how to stick to your work outs
Fill your body with nutrient rich foods. Fats will slow you down. They make you not want to move. Obviously, its ok to indulge sometimes but be sure to do so in moderation. Staying healthy will help keep you focus on your journey to find inner peace.
Take care of yourself
Self care is so important, especially for the busy moms. I know I used to feel guilty for taking time for myself. Now I have learned that it actually helps me better a better mom. You can’t pour from an empty cup. Self care is the best way to fill your cup.
If you need some ideas about self care for busy moms, check out this article.
Make amends immediately
To be at peace inside, you must have peace on the outside.
It is important to make amends as soon as possible. Let’s face it, we are all human and will need to make amends at some point. Start by making amends with yourself. Forgive yourself for all of your wrong doings and pledge to move forward.
Then move on to making amends with others. Now, making amends does NOT require bringing toxic people back into your life. Making amends is simply correcting a mistake one has made or a bad situation one has caused.
Learn to forgive every one, even those who will never apologies. Forgive for you, your inner peace. But do not forget the lesson that you have been taught.
Be accountable for your actions
Yes, you need to hold yourself accountable. You messed up? Good. That means your human. Now own up to your mistake, make amends with it, and move on.
If you want to find inner peace, you need to hold yourself accountable for everything. Now doing this can be very hard. There are many things we don’t want to own up to. We don’t want to admit if we were wrong.
But on the journey to finding inner peace, it is crucial that we admit our mistakes. You must hold yourself accountable. Allow yourself to feel the feelings of remorse, regret, anger. Feel the feelings, then let it all go.
Let go of perfectionism
You will never find peace if you are constantly living your life to be perfect. Perfect people don’t exist, so don’t waste time trying to be one. The happiest people are full of imperfections, and they know it.
Nothing is perfect, and that makes life beautifully perfect. Be sure to always do your best, but if its not perfect, don’t let it keep you up at night.
If you struggle with perfectionism, I highly recommend you read this post. It has so many great tips and ideas that are really helpful.
Reconize your feelings and allow yourself to feel them
Then let them go!
I know I’ve brought this up a couple times already but it is so important. Learning my feelings, and feeling them for what they are, has taken me years to accomplish. Honestly, I’m still not that good at it. But hey, I’m human and I’m trying.
Your feelings are valid because you feel them. Allow yourself to feel, and you will set yourself free
Learn to recognize your feelings, what exactly are you feeling? Anger, sadness, anxiety, regret. Really narrow it down. I used to struggle with my feelings a lot because everything came out in anger. When I was actually sad, I got angry. If I was scared, it came out in anger.
I spent a lot of time digging deep into myself, holding myself accountable to figure out what I was really feeling. Then I had to learn why I was feeling these emotions.
Learn what triggers you, why it triggers you. Allow yourself to feel your true feelings, then let it go. That way you can learn how to not let it get to you. Once you learn that, it won’t bother you so much. Before you know it, you will be set free from the emotions that keep you away from finding inner peace.
Know how to say no!
Its ok to say no. You can say no to your friends, your family, your spouse, yourself.
Again, this is something that took me a long time to learn. I was letting people pull me in every which direction. At the end of the day, I had no time to do the things that I needed to do to work on myself.
Set limits. If you really don’t want to do something, don’t do it! I know, I know. Its easier said than done. But trust me, once you start saying no, you’ll feel better about saying no, then you’ll say no again and again. Before you know it, you’ll have all the time you always wanted.
It’s not just about saying no to other people. You need to say no to yourself, too. Learn some self discipline. I know it sounds like fun to party tonight rather than get that stuff done. But where will you be tomorrow if you do go party? Probably sitting on the couch with a hang over, wishing you would have just done the work that you still have to do.
Learn to say no to what don’t line up with your goals and start saying yes to your goals, your dreams. If I can do it, any one can.
So tell me readers, have you started the journey to finding inner peace? What has worked for you and what hasn’t? Leave me a comment below. I can’t wait to read your stories!
Thats all for today! ‘Til next time,