How to Relax Your Mind and Have More Inner Peace

· December 18, 2016

Inner peace implies having harmony and emotional well being, feeling satisfied with oneself despite the daily struggles. But it is not easy to free our mind when we are always busy in an agitated and sometimes overwhelming environment.

Achieving inner peace is, for many, a hopeless desire. But there is no reason it has to be this way. Small changes and strategies can help you relax your mind and achieve that peace that you need so much and that is so beneficial for you as well as those around you.

However, the path towards inner peace is not simple. Achieving inner peace is a process that requires a willingness to let go of everything that is useless and accept all of our emotions. Achieving inner peace implies being willing to discover who you really are and realizing that only you are capable of controlling your emotional responses and reactions.

Set limits

If your life is too swamped, you are going to have to set limits. Maybe you will have to stop doing some of the less important things. Be honest with yourself and eliminate what you really do not need. Simplify your life.

“The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace. A persistent simplification will create an inner and outer well-being that places harmony in one’s life.”

-Peace Pilgrim-

Find a relaxation technique that works for you

Woman Meditating in Grass

There are multiple effective ways to relax. Find the ones that work for you and apply them. From listening to music to going out for a walk or a run, to doing yoga or practicing meditation, practicing deep breathing, coloring, etc.

The important thing is for you to have a wide repertoire of ways to relax so that you can apply the ones that interest you the most at any given moment. Moreover, setting aside time each day to do a relaxation activity will help you maintain balance.

Do not make a mountain of a molehill

Turning little complications into large problems will only bring you an unnecessary amount of stress. You will run into problems every day, some greater than others, but you do not have to treat them all the same. You have to learn to pick your battles and not be carried away by the stress created by everything else.

One of the best ways to make daily life easier, lighter, more positive, and less stressful is to learn to avoid creating problems where there aren’t any. But when we are stressed or very bogged down, it is easy to dramatize problems and create a sense of urgency.

To relax your mind in the face of everything that seems like a problem, ask yourself if that really matters and to whom, if it is relevant enough to keep being a problem in 5 weeks, 5 months, or 5 years. Look around yourself and focus on others. Surely you will find that there are people who are objectively facing a more complicated situation and who are capable of finding peace, despite the wall before them.

Slow down

Living in a hurry creates emotional chaos. If you reduce the speed of your physical actions when moving, speaking, or doing things (including diving, eating, or working at your desk), your stress levels will automatically go down.

By slowing down, fewer things will accumulate in your mind and you will be able to see the details better. The reduction of mental and physical fatigue that comes with slowing down will allow you to be in sync with yourself.

Put your world in order and throw out what you have too much of

Putting your surroundings in order will help you keep your mind in order. A clean, simple, organized space brings clarity and order to your mind. Taking a few minutes each day to tidy and clean your house and workspace is very beneficial to relaxing your mind.

Flower on Wooden Floor

As you tidy and clean, do not forget to eliminate anything that is not necessary, especially things that bring back bad memories or generate thoughts that overwhelm your mind. Do not forget that the simpler your surroundings, the fewer possibilities you have of getting distracted and ending up in a mess.

Accept and let go

What happened, happened. Accept it and let it go. It doesn’t matter who was to blame or what could have happened under different circumstances. You have to let those feelings go away and stop turning it over in your mind. To relax your mind, you have to banish all those negative thoughts and unpleasant memories that are disturbing you.

Focus on the present, the opportunities that you have now. Face the future free of guilt and grudges.

Solve your problems now

If you have a problem, solve it. Do not let time be the one who decides for you or passes its sentence. Solving a problem frees you from stress and allows you to let it go. You have to face your problems, even when you do not like the solution or it is hard to accept.

The more time that goes by, the more complicated everything will be and the more it will weigh you down to make decisions or accept the consequences.