Having peace of mind is something we all want. It’s a healthy way to be. A beautiful mind equates to stunning looks. We worry about a lot of things, we suffer the state of our lives, about making mistakes, job security, our family and friends and we worry where we are heading in our life. For some of us, this constant worry is a permanent state of mind, but it is not a natural or healthy state of mind.
Achieving peace of mind is something we should all strive for. How we think of ourselves reflects on our outer appearance. How we act communicates to other people who we are. A restless, unhappy sense of often leading to aberrant or unattractive behavior. Things like irritability, rudeness, aggression, defensiveness, always blaming others when things go wrong, overall anti-social behavior. It can drive a person into bad habits, make bad decisions, and be negative in all they do.
That sort of demeanor is thoroughly unpleasant.
Taking a positive stance toward life is the first step in achieving peace of mind.
Let your heart be happy with what you do. Remember right from wrong but don’t be too controlling; sometimes it’s better to let go. When things feel as if they’re getting you down, just breathe and let go.
There’s a phrase, “Life as we make it.” If your life isn’t what you’d hoped it would be then, instead of complaining or feeling sorry for yourself, concentrate on making changes or accepting the life you have. Keep your feet on the ground – that is what is important. It’s good to have dreams and aspirations but be realistic about them. Set small goals and ease yourself toward your primary goal, then if things don’t go quite right you won’t be so disappointed. Conversely, each time you achieve one of your goals, you’ll be able to pat yourself on the back and feel good about yourself. At the same time, others will perceive you as a positive go-getter. Someone to be admired. Someone attractive. Keeping yourself open to failure but then shrugging it off and trying again shows how strong and beautiful you are.
Getting peace of mind has inner trust. Inner trust is when, no matter what bad thing happens, you still know that you will be able to create something good out of it. Rather than having self-pity, you have inner trust to rely on and in that way you think out of the box to create something positive and not the other way around. This also affects your inner sense of power. When you have an inner sense of control you exude confidence, and that is something that people find very compelling.
So be decisive in the way you approach everything. Embrace reality and maintain your focus. Perhaps most importantly, have gratitude for the blessings you receive. Never forget to reflect and meditate on whatever you do; it helps you find the beauty in what you do, the beauty of who you are, and beauty to others. Keeping your mind at peace will allow you to be positive, confident, contented, fulfilled, and happy. You will then feel empowered every day, eliminate depression and anxiety, and become Beautiful inside and out.
Tips for creating a beautiful mind:
- Sit for 10 minutes. Try and empty your mind of all con Scious thought.
- Deep breathing. Close your eyes, get comfortable, breath slowly and deeply into your abdomen. Concentrate only on your breathing, counting as you do. Think of a word that has positive meaning for you; that makes you feel good. It could be ‘beach’ or ‘sunshine’ or ‘relax’ or even your child’s name. Say it to yourself as you inhale, then count as you exhale, for instance, “sunshine one,” “sunshine two.” Eventually, you can train your mind to relax, at least a little, just by thinking of your word.
- Meditate on something that makes you feel good – a beautiful flower perhaps, a gentle breeze in your face, a favorite piece of music. Exclude all other thoughts. Just enjoy the moment.
- Get physical. Nothing strenuous. Try walking, yoga, or tai chi.
- Positive affirmations. Create some short phrases that you want to apply to yourself. Things like, “I love and approve of myself,” “I am too big a gift to the world to waste my time on self-pity and sadness,” I release my anger so I can see clearly.” Whatever you do, be careful not to include negatives in your phrases.
For instance, instead of “I don’t have guilt,” say, “I am free of guilt.” Repeat your phrases to yourself as soon as you get up in the morning, before going to sleep, and any time you feel you need them during the day.
- Clear the clutter in your life. This can help clear the clutter in your mind. If the disorganization in the kitchen has been bugging you, then organize it.
If you owe people phone calls, letters, lunch dates – deal with it.
- Settle unresolved issues. Does it still bug you that your sister let you down ten years ago? Then tell her. The outcome may not be the stuff of fairy tails, but then again it might. At least it will be off your mind, and you can forgive and go forward.
- Speak your mind. Don’t argue; there’s no need to be nasty. But if someone did wrong, then say so. If that person then gets belligerent and defensive, that’s their problem, not yours.
- Be honest with people you love. Holding in your feelings creates stress, so share what you feel.
- Make a list of all the things that are bothering you, then burn the file and let go.
- Love yourself. Accept that while you’re not perfect (no-one is) you are still a beautiful person.