Ursula Mersel @UrsulaMersel
In a world filled with every stressor and responsibility imaginable, it’s completely understandable how a person can become overwhelmed. Human beings have mastered the art of producing results despite their circumstances. As valuable as that push through mentality may be, it can also be a great downfall.
Many people don’t realize that having or lacking peace of mind can drastically effect how you perform in life. Even though 2018 is on its way out the door, it’s never a wrong time to learn how to preserve your peace. Here are some tips on how to increase your peace and become more centered.
Surround Yourself with Positivity
POSITIVE VIBES ONLY!! Ever heard the phrase, “You are what you eat”? Well the same concept applies to what you feed your mind. If you’re constantly feeding it negativity, then eventually your routine thought process will become filled with things that aren’t beneficial to your growth. We’re talking full on immersion of all that is good for your mind, heart, and spirit. If there is something or someone in your life that is disturbing your peace, it’s time to begin to seriously evaluate some things. In certain situations, it’s better to lose a hand than to lose an arm.
Quit Living in The Past
Everyone has at least one thing in their past that they wish they could change. Whether it’s a missed opportunity, failed relationship, or getting cheese on that burger when you know you didn’t need it, it’s time to stop reliving the “what ifs” and start appreciating all the beauty of now. What’s done is done and there’s no changing it. We may never understand why something happened the way that it did, but we do know that we are fully capable of making correct decisions moving forward. As they say, life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.
Take Time to Rest
This does not mean put in work for 5 seconds and then take a break. It simply means not to push yourself too far or too hard. Pushing yourself to the limit isn’t always good for your health as a whole. The human body and brain can only handle so much before it starts to break. Preservation of mental and physical health is so important to one’s longevity. If at any time you feel that you just can’t push through or juggle it anymore after you’ve seriously put in the effort, then it’s time to take a breather or leave it all together. Anything that costs you your peace is already too expensive.
One Step at a Time
This big picture of life is just like a jigsaw puzzle. When all the pieces are scattered everywhere, it just looks confusing and a bit chaotic. Once you begin to take your time, sort out the pieces, and put things in their proper place then you can begin to see the big picture. Often times we wear ourselves out trying to create the big picture before we’ve even taken the time to truly sort everything out. You can’t create the big picture if you haven’t learned how to properly manage the smaller pieces. Take every day and situation one step at a time. Your cautious manner may delay your arrival, but at least you know you’re at peace and you did it right the first time.
Connect with a Higher Power/Meditation
Connecting with a higher power doesn’t make you a holier than thou type person and meditation doesn’t make you a hippie. Being spiritual has more to do with your connection to a force greater than yourself. Whether you decide to connect to God, Buddha, or the Universe as a whole it’s necessary to your future to understand that we are just parts of a grand design. Connecting with a higher power and meditation does wonders for humility. It helps you to understand and respect the fact that your unique greatness is only a drop compared to the enormity of that higher being.
Never let anyone make you feel bad for placing your need for peace and health on the top of your to do list. There’s only one you and you only get one life. As a whole, we spend most of our lives missing priceless moments and/or precious individuals because we’re working or focusing on things that don’t matter to the grand design of life. Take a moment to look at the beauty in your life even if life can be a struggle.