Learn to relax. Your body is precious, as it houses your mind and spirit. Inner peace begins with a relaxed body.
Norman Vincent Peale
Inner peace begins by relaxing your body. Your body begins relaxing by relaxing your mind. Your mind begins relaxing by relaxing your spirit. When we are in constant negative stress state our brain physically becomes altered. It is not much different from one brain of being intoxicated. The good news is that it can get to a better, healthier state. Inner peace is one of the most ancient secrets for lasting happiness and longevity. Sadly, many people choose the path of most resistance which is anger. They are so angry that they react throughout their days and take great pride in their behavior untilllllll.....they stop and then realize they now need to apologize for such actions. Some do not ever realize this and remain angry, taking it out on others who do not deserve such treatment, but tolerate the stressed, angry person anyway.
Maybe this angry person is you and maybe it's someone that you know. Regardless, if this is a topic that really hits home then you will want to pay close attention to the next 3 Secrets to Inner Peace.
1) Practice Mindful Meditation: This is not laying on a couch or your chair in a deep meditative state. This is actually being in the present to be aware of the things right now. Maybe it is your thoughts, your shirt, the person next to you. Redirect your brain and thoughts to something in your present.
2) Bullet Journaling: Grab a pen and paper and bullet your thoughts
3) Count Backwards
Count backwards from 10-1. This puts your conscious mind to a specific focus which takes the thoughts from debilitating to peaceful.
Once you can be more present and centered then inner peace can be your desired and fulfilled state of being. Start with at least one of these until you master it and then add another. When I say master, I mean it becomes a habit that you do without thinking. In the beginning you will have set up timers, reminders, write in on the mirror in lipstick, anything that will make this your go-to more regularly.
StressLess & Blessings
Stress Management Life Coach
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NIcky Stansbury is the Founder of La Palmera Spa and StressLessSecrets. She is passionate about inspiring others to respond instead of reacting to life's plot twists.