Below are 5 easy steps for living a peaceful life.
Address Your Stress; If we want to achieve balance and peace in our life, we first have to understand the source of our stress. For example, it could be unhealthy memories from childhood..
According to the Australian Institute of Criminology:
“A survey of Australian tertiary students found that 1 in four girls and 1 in eleven boys had been the victim of abuse …”(1)
Ignored stressors (traumas) are not only found in our nervous system; they’re found in our digestive system, integumentary system, and endocrine system, sometimes manifesting as cancer. That’s why we need to address stress. Stress kills. Stress takes up residence in our brain, hearts, microbiome, bones and frequently entangles our memories. It’s what keeps us from sleeping, growing, and learning new habits.
Stress keeps the mind and body in constant conflict and affects how we relate to others. Stress plays a role in neurodegeneration.(2) How we handle emotional health can be a critical factor for improving our chances of peace.
Forget stimulants and drink water. Water activates healthy neurons and feeds the Central Nervous System. The brain thrives on water. “Our bodies are mostly water, and water is constantly being lost through sweat, alcoholism, stress, and other means.” (3)
Change Your View;
The mind is a beautiful sphere where it can be influenced, exercised, and educated by what we see, and hear. The goal is to find peace. How we feel and touch our world impacts everything from our wallets to who we choose to hang with.
You can create beautiful memories by witnessing the morning sunrise.
Avoid bringing the past with you in the present.
Today, be still, avoid drugs, meditate, and identify the origins of your feelings and your discontent. Ask for what you want and avoid thinking about what you don’t want.
Clean The Air You Breathe;
Beautiful aromas excite our senses while toxic scents increase depression, and brain drain. Choose to use organic essential oils to clean the air in your home.
Address Anxiety; Where you place awareness is where energy goes.
a) Understand everything will work its way out!
I have chosen to be a photographer because I found the process peaceful and exhilarating at the same time. This allows me more time to focus on the good in this world.
I believe there are healing powers in colors. Soothing colorful seascapes, for instance, can engage the young and the elderly to reduce stress and anxiety, producing an emotional healing response!
b) Take a step out of the darkness by turning off main street media, and make time for exercise. Exercise feeds the brain. A couch potato is more likely to have low blood flow to the brain and more chances of insomnia… while taking a few minutes to walk in the sun can improve memory and sleep.
c) Surround yourself with the music you love, leaving no room for the ‘negative nellies’ in your head. Living a peaceful life is about nurturing our mind, body, and soul!
CRogers author of Memory Stealers
A Certified Brain & Health Coach, published author & photographer.