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Being truly peaceful inside and out is a key component to having better time management, being more productive, and even sleeping better at night. And this is something you can absolutely have if you put in the groundwork to become a more peaceful person.
Now you might be thinking that this idea is too ‘fluffy’, but pause for a moment and give it some thought.
This is not about pulling off the Instagram-perfect yoga pose, or meditating your way to the top. I’m talking about the simple truth that more peace in your life means more progress.
How does this work?
When you are not operating in a peaceful way, you are perhaps rushing, even making mistakes. Does that sound familiar? How about multi-tasking? When we operate like this; yes, we are very BUSY, but we are not very productive or accurate.
Peacefulness shows up in your working life as quiet focus – executing one task at a time, and doing each task well. This is how you get ahead and truly achieve more, without burning out in the process.
So how can you achieve this?
Being peaceful comes from firstly accepting what is right now, and understanding that you can change something at any point. You are sitting in the driving seat of your own life, and you can change gears or direction as needed.
This means being open to adapting and working with what each day throws at you – rather than fighting against it. When you really grasp this, it is a powerful feeling indeed.
I want YOU to feel this way too, and the good news is that you CAN!
The process of becoming more peaceful starts with really understanding what your needs are right now, today. This can take a little while to find out and focus on, but it is well worth it. The sooner you figure out what your own needs are, the sooner you can start making the decisions that bring you more peace.
Ask yourself this question:
What does peace, inside and outside, mean for me?
Write a list of 20 things that will be true for you when you are peaceful both inside and out.
Everyone has a different list of course, and there are no wrong answers! So find out what peace is for you. And ‘peace’ here doesn’t have to mean quiet if you are not a lover of quiet. Perhaps your peace involves more time with loved ones instead of more time alone? Just go with what feels right for you.
The possibilities are endless, and the answers are 100% unique to you. And this might not be the easiest exercise to do, but please don’t skip over this part – this is the essential work you need to do in order to make a tangible change.
Once you have your personal list, pick just the first 2 items and incorporate those into your life from today. Once you have mastered those first 2, revisit this list every two weeks and incorporate one or two more until you start seeing and feeling the difference in your life.
Working in all 20 items on the list at once would be too big a feat. This is all about sensible, manageable steps. Be realistic with yourself – keep it low pressure and you will be more likely to stick with it and really feel the benefits.
Do you want to sneak a peak at my list?
I’m going to share with you a couple of things from my list; because sometimes examples are helpful, and also I like to ‘walk my talk’.
A big one on my list is gratitude. I focus on my ability to have a smile on my face and feel grateful for another day just before I go to bed. Without sounding gloomy, we never know when it is our time to go, so I am always grateful for another day that I get to live. This actually makes me feel really peaceful about the day that just passed. And my gratitude for the day includes the challenges that I experienced too.
So another big thing on my list is just that – challenges! I love a challenge, as they are opportunities to grow. I love that growth and change takes time. We all need things to work towards in life – this gives us that sense of purpose that is so important for our happiness.
I hope that gives you a little inspiration for your own list.
I wrote this article as I wanted to share how a few simple changes can make a huge impact on your present and your future. When you deepen your sense of peace; work, rest and play all become more engaging. You are less rushed and more present, with a greater focus and awareness.
Now go out there and make the most of your time!
Wishing you sweet dreams and good health!
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She immediately put me at ease and gave me lifelong skills to help with my sleep patterns and helped me to overcome my insomnia.
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