In today’s post, I will share 10 simple hacks to help you find inner peace and purpose. Too many things going on can in one’s life change one’s perspective and inner peace.
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Inner Peace Hack #1: Structure
You might say to me, but, Linda, I have structure. But, can you be more specific. The kind of structure I’m referring to is establishing healthy habits and behaviors that contribute to your overall well-being and success.
Having structure in your life is like a sense of balance, organization, stability, and direction, which in itself can reduce stress and increase productivity.
What does structure look like? For me, it’s having a framework of what my day is going to entail.
From setting goals, to prioritizing daily tasks. Establishing time frames for fun and work. Creating a system for managing my time and tasks effectively.
Inner Peace Hack #2: Practice
So, we’ve learned what structure looks like? But, to implement structure so that it works for us is to put in the step-by-step practice. Each day, I like write down what I want to accomplish, and what my end goal will be. This is a valuable step. It gives me perspective. Also a sense of direction.
See, I have created a frame work of how I want my day to play out. Do you use daily planners? I do, it gives me clarity on what my day is going to look like and how it will happen. When I can implement a clear plan, it gives me peace.
Daily practice has another meaning as well. For me, it defines recognition and raising my level of consciousness. I cannot control how the world reacts, yet, I can control how I react to the world. This step-by-step practice uses deep mental thinking, it’s too easy to react off our emotions like fear, anger, anxiety. But, what if you could go deeper and teach ourselves the why, who, what, and where in your reactions and calm yourself down in uncontrolled situations.
That’s where your tap into the deeper level of Consciousness. Asking oneself these simple questions like
- Why am I reacting with this emotion?
- Who did I have such an experience with?
- What happened in my past that I react so easily?
- Where and when did I become triggered?
When I recognize the triggers and experiences it helps with awareness of self. I then work with recognizing what triggers me and how I will address it.
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Inner Peace Hack #3: Decluttering
You might be asking me, what does decluttering have to do with inner peace, Linda? Decluttering can be viewed in various ways. First, decluttering refers to the process of removing unnecessary or unwanted items, objects, or clutter from a space. Either your home or office.
There’s something to organizing one’s surroundings to create a more visually appealing environment. What if we decluttered our mind too? Can you imagine the joy you would feel if everything had clarity. Talk about reducing stress and cultivating a sense of calm by reducing feelings of anxiety.
You definitely would upgrade the aesthetic appeal to your space, and promoting clearer positive thinking.
Inner Peace Hack #4: Visualizing
Something that happens to us once we start to declutter our space is our imagination becomes unleashed inside our mind and we start visualizing desired outcomes and goals, or dreams of concepts. The more we declutter our life and space our mind’s eye see’s the intentions of manifesting life in reality.
We start seeing there’s power in imagination and fulfilling our desires. Planning and prioritizing, when we can break down tasks into smaller pieces life becomes more manageable. The positive impact is immeasurable.
Example: When my late husband passed, I was so overwhelmed with grief and the task of going through his stuff was so damn hard. But, I knew that the longer I held on to it, the longer my grief would stay.
Inner Peace Hack #5: Meditation
Meditation is a practice that involves focusing one’s attention and achieving a state of mental clarity and relaxation. It often involves techniques such as deep breathing, mindfulness, or guided visualization to cultivate a sense of calm, improve concentration, and promote overall well-being.
But, how does it helps us mentally?
Meditation can benefit mental health in several ways:
1. Stress reduction: Regular meditation practice can help reduce stress and promote relaxation by activating the body’s relaxation response.
2. Improved focus and concentration: Meditation techniques, such as mindfulness, can enhance attention and concentration skills.
3. Emotional well-being: Meditation can help regulate emotions, reduce anxiety, and improve overall emotional well-being.
4. Increased self-awareness: Through meditation, individuals can develop a greater sense of self-awareness, understanding their thoughts, feelings, and reactions.
5. Better resilience: Regular meditation practice can enhance resilience, allowing individuals to better cope with challenges and setbacks.
6. Improved sleep: Meditation can promote better sleep by calming the mind and reducing racing thoughts.
7. Enhanced overall well-being: Meditation can contribute to a greater sense of overall well-being, inner peace, and contentment.
Inner Peace Hack #6: Task Setting
I use task setting with my children and myself. If, I didn’t life would be chaotic at home.
Task setting refers to the process of defining and assigning tasks or activities to individuals or teams to be completed within a specific timeframe. It involves clarifying objectives, providing instructions, and allocating resources to ensure successful task completion.
Incentives: See, with my daughter it’s teaching the bigger picture of being a participant in keeping the house and chores organized . She’s also learning the mindset and skillset of life, learning that everything has a place and purpose in life. I want to teach her now and not later type of thinking. I don’t want her lost mentally and in life. What a scary thought? Too many children are already enduring life without a skillset of managing life.
It’s to difficult trying to live as a young adult; if she has the skillsets that’s a huge weight off of her shoulders.
Inner Peace Hack #7: Fueling the Body
Here’s the thing, we are all guilty of NOT FUELING OUR BODY. Do we provide our bodies with the necessary nutrients and energy it needs to function properly? This includes consuming a balanced diet that includes carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals. It also involves staying hydrated by drinking enough water.
Here’s the catcher. My body reveals to me when I’m not nourishing it properly. It’s like a rebellion child and acts out according. Lol. Does your body remind you that you are forgetting about it?
Inner Peace Hack #8: Three Good Things
The other day I wrote a post about the (Three Good Things.) At the end of each day I encourage people to journal three good things that happened throughout their day. This helps with recognizing that good things can happen to all of us. Also, it’s an exercise over time you start seeing the real value in your day instead of looking at the negative aspect. It increase your positive thinking skillset too.
I have several clients who I reach out to because of the difficulty factor of how toxic life has been for them. When we can see that life is not always about suffering, it starts to change our perspective in how we can invest in a happier life and a place of inner peace.
Inner Peace Hacks #9: To Do Lists
Do you use to-do-lists? I most certainly do. Talk about making my life so much easier, my to-do-list consists of paying bills on time, grocery shopping, structuring my goals for the day. Reminders of place I need to be and the people I need to see and communicate with.
It’s me simplifying my life immensely. Even to the tasks of writing each article here on Cultivating Calm Within. I hope you use to-do-list too.
Inner Peace Hacks #10: Setting the Goal
Something else I do is set a goal for the day. It’s like a roadmap for my success for the day. Such goals can look like completing this article which I started yesterday. A new goal for me is learning a new skill and turning it into an e-course.
It doesn’t have to be a big goal, it’s something you want to accomplish. When I write it down on a note pad. Put it within my eye sight, it’s a reminder that I want to make this happen in the near future. It say to me that this is important.
Setting goals emphasizes on personal growth, providing your with a clear focus and direction for self-improvement. By setting goals you start to identify with self development and challenging yourself to reach new higher levels. Thus fostering a continuous learning environment
Conclusion: I hope that this was insightful and might inspire you to implement some changre changes throughout your day.
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