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3 Ways to Instil Mindfulness and Peace in Your Daily Life

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Sometimes, we might feel like our life is rushing through, overloaded with duties and responsibilities. Life’s hurdles make it appear like it is more of a chore, and ‘living in the moment’ seems like a tough business. Especially in 2020, ever since the undesired Covid-19 virus has turned the world upside down, finding peace, calm, and happiness amongst all the chaos can be tricky.

However, we can learn how to dodge these bullets and shun the constant need to achieve success by following some steps. As the adage goes, “The pursuit of inner peace is more important than the search for happiness or success.” We must give time for ourselves and find the inner calm to move forward.  

In this article, we have mentioned three ways by which you can teach these values. Read on!

1. Meditation

By now, it is safe to assume that meditation has a plethora of health and psychological benefits. Some of these include decrement in anxiety, depressive thoughts, and reduced cortisol levels. If work or your personal life has you stressed out, meditating can go a long way in bringing you peace and calm. 

It’s a method where you can spend a silent period in concentration and smooth out the jumbled thoughts making a mess in your head. One of the best things about meditation is; you can practice it anywhere, whether you are waiting for an appointment at the doctor’s, traveling in a car or bus, or when you are sipping some evening tea on the balcony.

You can perform this technique by spending a short time of ten to fifteen minutes in a simple seated stance, with your eyes closed. Follow that up with some steady inhalation and exhalations before you open your eyes again. If you are new to this whole topic, you can follow a guided meditation video with a calming background soundtrack on YouTube to lull you into a blissful state of mind.

“Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless – like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.” – Bruce Lee

2. Gratefulness and Contribution

The concept of being grateful can help anyone achieve satisfaction and a happy state of mind. It allows you to understand and appreciate your blessings instead of distressing over the things you don’t have. It shows how you are luckier than the people who have it worse and eliminates the idea of self-pity, which is indeed destructive to our minds.  

You can practice gratefulness by listing down all the skills, loving people, and material possessions you have. Constantly go through that list to remind yourself about the positivity in your life.

You can also learn gratefulness by contributing to those in need. Take out some time to volunteer in a charity or pay a visit to an orphanage or nursing home. If you love animals, you can stop by an animal shelter or adopt a few abandoned pets!  

Putting your time and energy into helping someone else gives you a sense of positivity, and you can indirectly help yourself. Doing something kind for someone without expecting anything in return is therapeutic in a way. While feeling at peace, you might also find your purpose in life!

3. Activity

Spending some time in leisure and activity with peers and family can also help you become more mindful and cheerful! Whether it is a long walk on the beach in the warm sand and mesmerizing sunset with a close one, a soothing, healthy family dinner, or a bike ride across the scenic part of town, it will give you a break from your usual routine and unclutter your headspace. These might sound a tad bit cliche, but they are effective. You can also indulge in some entertaining activities that involve communicating with other people. You can have a fun dance night, or attend a yoga class with some friends. You have creative liberty!

As long as those activities promote meaningful conversation and allow you to break free, they can drain out your stress and make you feel more optimistic.

“Do every act of your life as though it were the last act of your life.” – Joseph Goldstein

If you find peace in solitude, you can ride to a scenic destination like a lake or hill station (that is not crowded) and bask in beautiful sights of nature as you recollect positive thoughts and memories. According to experts, a good relationship with nature and its beauty has a deep connection with happiness.

Peace is a passive state of mind and not a destination that you have to chase. No matter what situation you are in, you can strategically let go of your stress and anxieties if you put in conscious effort. There are countless ways to achieve this great sense of mindfulness and harmony, and these three ways are a few of them. Practice the steps given in this article consistently, and you will find yourself calmer and collected in a short period!

Charlotte Lin is a content creator at escaperoom.com. She’s a passionate young woman, mother to an amazing nine-year-old, and an avid reader. Over the years, writing has helped her explore and understand the world as well as her own self. She loves to travel, meet new people, and spend quality time with her daughter.

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Knowing Your Message vs Delivering Your Message

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The 3 Most Important Things I Learned About Personal Growth

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When you look back on your life, what do you want to think about? Do you plan to reminisce on all of the good things that have happened and how they shaped who you are today? Or would you rather remember all of the bad decisions, challenging experiences, and mistakes made that hurt or wasted a portion of your life?

In my opinion, I think it is important to reflect on both. While it’s important to remember the hardships we’ve been through in our lives – without them we wouldn’t be where we are now. There are 3 very specific areas that I feel have helped me grow in a personal sense more than anything else in my life so far. 

These aren’t simple lessons in a book or a lecture that you can just absorb and apply to your life. These are things that I’ve learned through experience and reflection, and I’m still learning and growing today.

1. We determine how much we’re worth by what we think about ourselves, others, and life in general.

This might seem like a pretty obvious lesson in life but it’s actually one of the most important because we can determine our own worth by how we think about ourselves and the world around us. If you’re looking for success in any kind of business or social setting (dating), then I’ll tell you right now that it doesn’t matter if you have 10 billion dollars or not – people are still going to judge you based on your thoughts and beliefs alone.

What determines our value isn’t necessarily what we do with our lives (which is often based on luck) but whether or not we believe that ‘our work’ is worthy or not in some sort of grand scheme or universe. We may not always be able to control what happens in our lives, but we can always control how we value ourselves and others.

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” – Maya Angelou

2. You don’t have to change your habits or personality just because someone else doesn’t like it – their opinions are THEIRS alone.

This is another one of those lessons that people tend to pick up on a little bit late in life, but if anything that makes its importance even worse! Basically, there’s going to come a time when you’re going to meet someone who has certain expectations of you as a person…but these expectations might not be realistic due to their motivations and personal beliefs. For example, sometimes parents might expect you to be a lawyer or doctor because that’s what they believe is best for their child.

However, this isn’t the case for everyone and so maybe your passion lies in music or writing novels. In this example, if you were also pressured into becoming a doctor – then there would obviously be some kind of conflict going on within yourself as a person. You should never have to give up something that you want to do just because someone else doesn’t like it! The reason why we’re put onto this Earth is to make our own choices and go after our OWN dreams instead of letting others determine what we can and cannot do with our lives .

3. You can’t change your life until you accept that you need to make a change.

When I was younger, I thought that this lesson would be pretty obvious – but as I got older, it really made me appreciate the fact that there are always different ways of perceiving our lives. For example, if someone wants to become rich and famous one day – their mind might simply overshadow any other possibility in their head because they feel like this is what they NEED to do right now.

However, this isn’t always true within our own lives because we think about things too literally instead of having an open mind. If you want to achieve success in any kind of business or social setting (dating) then you should be willing to try out different things instead of staying in your comfort zone. If you want something, then it’s up to YOU to actually go after it – nobody else is going to give it to you!

The three lessons above are some of the main things I want to pass on to everyone because they’ve come at an important time in my life where I need to start thinking about others instead of only myself. It’s great if we can learn to love ourselves first before anything else, but that doesn’t mean you should neglect everyone around you even though they might be your friends and family members!

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