Our world is complicated and full of stress. We have demanding jobs with impossible deadlines, and are often so caught up in the hustle that we forget to breathe. We don’t stop to ask ourselves if we’re feeling okay, and most of the time, we’re usually on the brink of burning out and in desperate need of a holiday.
How do we take back control? We need to look within and find our inner peace. We actually found some of the methods below particularly useful, so read on!
Everything that happens to us is already predetermined. There is only so much that we can do to change it. Why do we keep harping on things that we have no control over? There is no point in mulling over things that don’t go our way, even if it brings us great pain. A trivial example would be like worrying about how others perceive us, when in fact, it really doesn’t mean matter because they don’t take care of us nor pay our bills. The best thing to do is to just leave it. It’ll save you from unnecessary heartache and help establish self-acceptance from within.
When we spend too much time concentrating on our problems, we lose sight of others and the world around us. We forget how small we are, and that there are trillions of people battling worse odds than us. Think about people suffering in war-torn countries like Yemen, not knowing when their last meal will be. You will grow unceasingly grateful for all that you have once you gain awareness as inner peace is more easily attained when you are less attached to material things.
When we laugh or smile, something magical occurs. More than a mere chemical induced feeling in our brain, it also temporarily stops us from being negatively affected by anxiety and stress. Instead of being miserable and defensive every time something bad happens, we should laugh it off and joke about ourselves to help alleviate tensions at the moment. Why else do we find comedians so relatable? It’s because deep down inside, though we can’t pinpoint why, they just make us feel good. Wear a smile on the days you don’t want to, because that’s when it’ll make the most impact.