February 20, 2015

A Peaceful State of Mind

beautiful white flowers
Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.
Norman Vincent Peale

We all live in a busy world, there is so much happening around us, it is hard to just get away from it all and live the simple life. I often rush through tasks, trying to get them done, trying to finish as much as I can each day. At the end of the day, I'm often exhausted and stressed out from the grind, and the chaos of the day.
What if there's something we can do? We can! All it takes is a little effort to discover there are a few ways to feel more peace in our lives:

*Accept the things you can't change
We are human beings so we can't change everything.

Allow self-love to fill you up. Self-love is important. It helps to realize that you are as important as anyone else.

*Live in the moment
The past is history. Embrace, accept and let go.

*Set Limits.
Learn to say "No".

*Slow down
Take a while to just lie down on your bed. Just relax and be there and focus on the world around you.
You practice mindfulness, on the one hand, to be calm and peaceful. On the other hand, as you practice mindfulness and live a life of peace, you inspire hope for a future of peace.
Thich Nhat Hanh

I need to remind myself of that daily.
Hope you have an inspiring weekend! xx