It’s one of those words that sounds so simple. Is it simple? Peace. The absence of war. How easy is it to find your own peace? In what ways can we stop the war within ourselves that is constantly telling us that we aren’t good enough? Can we stop the battles from happening between us and the ones that we love-our husbands, wives, significant others, children, friends? Is the peace that we are searching for out there?
Each and everyone of us is capable of finding peace within ourselves and within our lives. It is a journey and a choice. The way to finding it is up to each of us individually, but in order to find peace we have to be willing to work for it.
Five steps to begin your journey to finding your own peace:
1.) Awareness. Make sure you are becoming aware of your triggers and when stress is becoming too much.
2.) Find ways to relax. When you do notice those triggers or feelings of becoming overwhelmed, do something about it. Find ways to de-stress in the moment such as deep breaths, a quick break or a chat with a friend and also in the long term by finding things that make you happy such as outdoor activities, crafts, reading, exercising, playing music, etc. Making time for relaxation is important in finding your inner peace. Try these 10 ways to de-stress: www.chopra.com/articles/10-ways-to-de-stress-your-mind-and-body
3.) Find your confidence. Don’t let self-doubt and negative thoughts get in the way . Start your morning by telling yourself something positive and end your day by listing five things that you did great today. Making this a habit will help boost your confidence and after doing this for a while your confidence will come more naturally.
4.) Learn better ways to communicate. Whether with your children, your significant other, your coworkers, or the complete stranger behind the counter of the store communication is important. Most arguments start by a miscommunication so in order to find peace within yourself and with those around you learning to communicate so that all parties understand is key.
5.) Get help when needed. While the first four steps are important and a great beginning to finding your inner peace, there may be times when things still get overwhelming and you may need to ask for help. Don’t be afraid to get the help.
Amani Counseling is here to walk with you
Amani Counseling is here to guide you through this process and to walk with you. I will help you to find the strategies and techniques that work for you. Finding inner peace is a journey and will take time. Walking with someone through that journey may make things easier. Amani means peace in Swahili and that is exactly what I am here to do…help you find your inner peace.
Check in with my blog every week when we will have a new topic with tips, tricks and discussion to help you no matter where your journey takes you.
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