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Nobody Can Bring You Peace But Yourself: Find It, Protect It, Live In It

Nobody Can Bring You Peace But Yourself

It’s really easy to lose your peace nowadays. It seems like in today’s world, you can get pissed by simply going out of your house. It happened to me, it happened to you and I am pretty sure it happened to any of you out there. For a long time I blamed the world for it. For a long time, I blamed each and everyone around me for disturbing my peace, until one day I realized that it was all me.

It is all me.

We’ve all felt what is like to have our peace disturbed by work, by other people in our lives, by unfortunate circumstances, by literally anything, but what we’ve all failed to understand and what we still fail to understand sometimes, is that in those moments the only one responsible for our frustration is ourselves.

We are the ones to blame. We are the ones who choose the way we respond to everything in life.

No one can bring us peace or take it away from us but ourselves.

That is why it is really important to learn how to find it, protect it, and ultimately… Well, live in it.

1. Eliminate all the negativity from your life. It’s true, you cannot absolutely avoid all the negative energy around you. You don’t control everything after all. But what you can do for starters, is keep a safe distance from everyone that disturbs your peace and drains your energy. This is something that we all take for granted thinking that we are powerful enough to protect ourselves even when we are around emotional leeches. You don’t need these people in your life, so don’t be afraid to cut them off your life. If their presence makes you feel unworthy and uncomfortable, you need to let them go.

2. Focus only on the things that you can control. I admit it, this is one of the hardest things in life. And yet, there are no words to explain the amount of relief when you do it. Most of your daily frustrations and worries are caused by you trying to control things that you have no power over. Things that you could not change even if you bend over backward. Which in other words means that you stress for nothing. You worry, but there is absolutely nothing you can do about the situation but accept it. Why don’t you try doing that for a change and see what happens?

3. Breathe in, breathe out and relax. Many people say that mediation is a real lifesaver once you start practicing it, but not every person out there enjoys it the same. Which only goes to say that we all need different things to relax. We all have different ways of letting things go and enjoying life. For example, I’ve always found spending more time in nature therapeutically. Nothing works as good as breathing in nature and staring at that green vastness for hours.

4. Take care of your health. You are what you eat. And might I add, you are what you do, as well. Too much alcohol, unhealthy habits, and a busy lifestyle may eventually put some negative thoughts into your mind and lead you to depression. On the other hand, becoming more aware of what you put inside your mouth as well as your mind will likely improve your mood, boost your metabolism, and lift your spirits up. Overall, you’ll feel more satisfied with your life that you will have no time, nor energy to hold onto negative thoughts.

5. Bring back peace into your life. You don’t need anyone else helping you in that process. You can do it yourself. Just know that whatever you do, peace will always find its way back to your life. Just know that you have to show it the way. Start by forgiving everyone that did you wrong and letting go of everything that weighs you down. Remember that while you cannot change the past, you can choose to work on your present. And that is, believe it or not, the key to finding your peace in life. Find it. Protect it. Hold to it and learn to live in it.

Stephanie Reeds