As I grow older and mature, especially after hitting the big 3-0 in 2012, I began to realise that true peace must come from within myself and my own actions. I had to learn the hard way.
Below I listed 8 points I picked up along this journey which opened my eyes to how simple integrating daily habits can successfully bring you peace of mind.
1. Please, Thank You, I'm SorryEasy enough to say right? Wrong. Some people find it hard to say due to their own personal reasons. Being able to say these words or phrases can make your life THAT MUCH EASIER.
An attitude of gratitude, expressing appreciation, whilst being able to acknowledge your wrongdoings can save you a lot of heartache and worry.
2. Shhhhhh! Be QuietCommunicating verbally and silently are both extremely important. Reflective moments of silence allow us to digest what we said, or what has just been said to us. It pauses your first reaction (usually negative) and gives you a chance to think about your responses.
3. The Law of AttractionThoughts, words, and actions create energy. Energy attracts like energy.
In agreement with the Law of Attraction, you attract into your life those things, circumstances and conditions that correspond with the nature of your dominant, habitual thoughts and beliefs. Both conscious and subconscious. Put out what you want to get back.
4. Birds That Flock TogetherYou have probably heard the saying "birds of the same feather flock together". if not it simply means people who have similar characters or similar interests will often choose to spend time together. Surround yourself with good people. People that will inspire you to be a better person, offer you motivation and inspiration to meet your goals. These are the people who want you to succeed.
5. Control Freak (I need to work on this one)The sooner you accept the fact that you cannot absolutely control a lot of situations, at work, at home, or elsewhere in your life, the better. Give yourself a break. Learn to go with the flow now and again. Things are able to work out fine without your intervention.
6. Stop Being A Right-Fighter (Easier said than done!)Being a right-fighter causes you to depend upon others for your self-esteem and worth. This is due to the fact that right-fighters generally have their value or worth attached to the outcome of being right. Choose to be happy over being right.
7. Sleep, Sleep, SleepI used to love staying up into the wee hours of the night. Thinking, worrying, planning the next day, week, months ahead. I am recently started to enjoy the benefits of getting a good night's sleep. When your body finds peace and calm you will find it not only easy to fall asleep, but also stay asleep throughout the night. We are usually friendlier when we are well rested.
8. Oh So Confident!Confidence can either be learned or built on. It is willing to take risks and go the extra mile to achieve better things.
Do not confuse this with over-confidence or arrogance. Accept compliments, build others up. Your posture and gestures will give you away every time.
Do you have any other tips that have helped you? Please share them with me below.