In today’s world, we often spend day after day, week after week, running around, going to work, picking up kids, and doing errands. Our schedules are so full and busy that it can feel impossible to find time and peace in our lives.
Here, we’ve put together a few ways that will help you find peace in your busy day to day life.
- Take Time – Choose time out of your schedule that is not very busy, like first thing in the morning or right before bed. Just breathe. Take a few minutes to reflect. You don’t need to get deep into saying thanks or asking for forgiveness for anything. Just take the time and focus on the positive aspects of your life. Think about all the good things that you’ve got going on and just be thankful for each one of them. This practice starts small but will eventually have you feeling more and more at peace.
- Let Go – No one’s life is perfect. We all have problems that seem like they could make out entire universe collapse. We dwell on the negative and let it balloon until it is the only thing that we can think of. However, the truth is that most of our problems are not any bigger than us. We simply need to let go of them. Once we learn to let go of our fears, stress, and anxieties, we learn to be happier and carry a peaceful mind with us wherever we go. Of course, this is not a way to solve your problems, but what is the point of worrying about things that have not happened yet? Worry about problems as they happen.
- Smile – Most people have heard that if you smile, you can trick your brain into being happy. It is not necessarily the case, smiling when your sad will not make you happy. But think of a dog, sometimes just looking at them with an excited smile on your face is enough to get them excited. Humans too can read facial expressions. The thing is that the more often you smile, the more often people will smile back at you. Simply being smiled at will make you feel good and might even be the chance you needed to start a conversation.
- Say Hello – There are billions of people walking around on this planet and we all spend most of our time alone. Even when we walk down a busy street, we often have headphones in or just don’t take the time to stop and smell the roses. The next time you are walking down the street, try saying hello to the next person you see, considering that they are not occupied.
Life is short, and it can be stressful. These are the reasons why it is important to slow down and breathe. So, next time, take your time walking down the street, observe everything you can, smile, and say hello for heaven’s sake. You never know, a smile might be all that it takes to make someone else’s day!