Peaceful Life

White man sitting on blue pillow meditating

A peaceful life matters a lot. Once you learn how to carry yourself with peace and comfort, life becomes much more enjoyable. Practicing living in peace and comfort is not an easy task for many people. Life circumstances, negative emotions and even mental illness often get in the way. But once you learn how to harness peace, your days will progress more smoothly, helping you achieve a happy state of mind. But when you lose touch with your inner peace is when your days become inflicted with pain and misery.

So how do you go about instilling a peaceful state of mind? The key is to slow things down by absorbing every moment of your waking state. A lot of us feel rushed and tempted to power through work and activities, forgetting how to relax. Powering through the day gives us a sense of accomplishment, but at the expensive of our mental health. Instead, you want to slow down your perception of doing things while preserving the quality of your work. This can be done by practicing mindfulness and learning how to enjoy being present in the moment.

A Peaceful Life for Your Mental Health

Imagine all the people living life in peace! No more temptations to do each other wrong. Life would involve unconditional love and envy would cease to exist. Rather than feeling rushed, your perception of time would disappear; life would just be. You would no longer feel rushed to get done with work and get back home. Instead, you would cherish every moment of life while bathing in a peaceful state of mind. People would no longer make fun of each other because peace would overcome insecurity.

Now the above describes a fictional scenario but the point is that peace can bring you comfort. But the question is how do we obtain peace? With today’s hectic society, it sometimes feels impossible to find peace. As I mentioned above and in many previous articles, practicing mindfulness is key. The difficult part is not the actual mindfulness; it’s easy to sit and just think. I personally find that the most challenging part is getting myself to sit down and actually doing it. Right when the thought of mindfulness comes to my mind, I think, “but it’s so boring!”

If you can overcome that initial resistance that prevents you from doing mindfulness, then you’re golden. Once you sit down and get in that moment of mindfulness, the act is not difficult. You tap into a peaceful state of mind and become one with the present moment. You learn how to disconnect from your environment and focus on your inner thoughts and emotions. Once you practice mindfulness enough, you’ll start to notice that things don’t bother you as much. You’ll realize that your resilience and tolerance to stress and adverse outcomes improve. And once you overcome stress, your mental health also improves.

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Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone

The Splinter In Your Mind: Why You’re Not Happy With Your Life

Do you ever sit back and wonder why other people are living these extraordinary lives such as traveling the world, waking up at 10 am every day, having a personal chef cooking them meals and basically feeling like they’re on top of the world? These people have done something differently than you have: they’ve learned to step out of their comfort zone. That’s what you need to start doing too!

Many of us are not content with our lives because we feel like something is missing. We wake up every day and to a certain extent, repeat the same activities over and over again. Today you might do something slightly different than yesterday, but tomorrow it’s likely that you’ll go back to square one. No matter what you change, it always feels like you’re not making progress.

Do you ever wonder why? It’s because you’re not really making a change; you’re not stepping out of your comfort zone. You’ve programmed your life to remain stationary and safe because doing otherwise would be a threat to your security. But we need threats to our security in order to expand ourselves.

Sometimes it feels like if you do the opposite of what your mind tells you, you’ll end up with more satisfactory results; it’s contradictory but sometimes proves to be right. What do I mean by this? Well, you’ve programmed your mind to believe in certain things and to perform certain actions that make you feel comfortable; anything otherwise is a threat to your comfort level.

But if you try doing the opposite of what you’re used to doing every once in a while, you’ll start to gain newfound confidence and feel like a breath of fresh air. That’s because your mind wants new experiences and situations, but it’s you who is holding yourself back. If your mind didn’t want new experiences, you wouldn’t be having the annoying internal battle that often feels like there’s a splinter in your mind.

The only way to retrieve that splinter and discard it for good is by stepping out of your comfort zone and trying new places and things. You’ll find that it’s quite difficult at first because you lack the power to do it, but the more that you practice it, the easier it will become. The first step is finding the desire within you to change your life; once you find that, you’ll head onto the right track to improving your current situation.

That’s the difference between you and the people who have personal chefs cooking them meals.

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