A Simple Guide to a Peaceful Life

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We can all agree that: Life is not fair, happiness is not guaranteed, and stress is inevitable. Life is no doubt, at times going to throw us many curveballs and it is up to us to choose how to deal with it. With life’s challenges, stress which is usually accompanied by anxiety may be unavoidable, yet it is manageable. Most importantly, we cannot let our worries and our stress crowd out our peace and happiness and the simple pleasures of life.

• Own your feelings. No one can make you happy, no one can make you sad or mad. These are all feelings we each individually choose.

•  Don’t overthink it. Most of the things we worry about never happen. Worrying will not stop bad things from happening; it will only interfere with your journey.

•  Do your best. At the end of the day, feel good about what you did accomplish today instead of dwelling on what you didn’t.

•  Live in the moment. The past is done, we never know what tomorrow holds, focus on today.

•  Do not be afraid. “Do not be afraid” is written in the Bible 365 times. This is a daily reminder from God to live everyday fearless.

•  Take action. Identify your problems and take steps to solve them.  

•  Put yourself on the list. Take care of yourself. Exercise and eat healthy. Making yourself a priority is not selfish, as it will make you a better spouse, mother or father, son or daughter, employee or boss and a better friend.

•  Lift up others. Be an encouraging and a positive influence on your friends and family. Make people feel good about themselves.

•  Count your blessings. Be grateful. Cherish all the blessings in your life. Take comfort in what you do have and reject all envy for what you don’t

•  Find your self-worth from within. Seeking your self-worth from this world will only lead to disappointment.

•  Embrace the silence. Practice daily prayer and meditation. Try yoga.

•  Be financially responsible. Live within your means. Avoid debt.

•  Have something to look forward to. Plan a trip. Plan a party. Make a date with a friend. 

•  Enjoy your family. Take the time to play with the kids, talk to your family and care for your elderly.

•  Avoid negativity. Stay positive in your thoughts and in your conversations. 

•  Find your passion. Take up a new hobby. Do things you love.

•  You can’t save the world. Avoid today’s 24-hour news cycle. 

•  Turn off the TV. Limit your exposure to back-stabbing, trash talking and unkind programming disguised as entertainment. 

•  Open your mind. Learn a new skill or a new language. Seek enlightenment.

•  Tell the truth. (no further explanation needed!)

•  Have a pet. Just one loving stroke to a sweet animal can immediately lower stress levels and warm our hearts.

•  Stop and smell the roses. Go outside. Feel the sun. Hear the birds.

•  Take one step at a time. Any big task, break it down into small steps.

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