One of the most important things when it comes to self-care is protecting your inner peace. Securing your peace is all about maintaining an environment that allows you to grow, as well as safeguard your state of mind.
There are all sorts of distractions in the world that can have an impact on how you feel. These distractions can/will affect your overall state of mind.
When you’re not at peace spiritually and mentally, your productivity and self-love will both take a hit. We’ve all been there. Daily life can be hectic and so overwhelming to the point that it feels like securing your peace and being calm is impossible to achieve.
Well, the good news is that it can be done. While it will take some time and a bit of effort on your part, it is very possible to achieve.
Follow these steps to securing your peace
Learn how to say “No”
Do you have a hard time saying “no” without feeling mean, guilty, or selfish? This may be because the word “no” is often associated with situations that involve negativity, defiance, and rejection.
It’s important to understand that “no” isn’t a bad word, and you have every right to use it when you feel the need. Therefore, if something is going to make you feel uncomfortable or unhappy, say no. If you don’t feel like doing something or going somewhere say no.
Keep in mind that you can say no without having to give an explanation. Anyone who expects you to say “yes” all the time or gets riled up when you say no doesn’t have your best interest at heart.
One of the simplest yet most overlooked strategies that can help you work towards securing your peace is de-cluttering. Here are a few examples of how you can get started de-cluttering some areas in your life:
To de-clutter your home, consider donating or throwing out items that you no longer need or hardly use.
To de-clutter your social media, consider unfriending, unsubscribing, or unfollowing people. Even pages that add no value or take away from your peace.
To de-clutter, your workspace, get rid of distractions that may take away your focus during your working hours.
Be kind to your body
Don’t forget to drink water, eat well, exercise, and get enough sleep in your search to securing your peace. Taking care of your body is a significant part of securing your peace. This is often easier said than done, but how you feel physically can have a significant impact on your mental health.
Take a hard look at your friendships
It can be a hard pill to swallow, but sometimes the friends you have can interfere with your peace and tranquility. Keep in mind that no friendship is worth the effort if you always walk away from every interaction feeling unsettled. Friends should be a source of support and good vibes in your life.
This is not to say you should cut ties with every friend who has rubbed you the wrong way, but you need to take a hard look at the people you spend your core time with. And even then, try having an open and honest conversation with them about what’s bothering you, instead of cutting them off outright. Hopefully, they will see your point of view, and you can both move forward happily.
Allow yourself to escape for a while
Allow yourself to escape by doing something you love in your downtime, whether it’s reading a book, listening to music, or watching a movie. This can ease pressure and help you relax.
Your inner peace is yours to protect, so you can’t let the people, events, or things around you rattle it. It is important to ensure that you have contentment outside of all the external factors. Securing your peace will help to keep things in perspective, as well as help you maintain composure and give you the confidence to get through your day.