4 ways to find inner peace and happiness
What are the 4 ways to achieve inner peace and happiness?
In today’s fast paced life we have become heavily dependent on technology. Internet has become an integral part of everyday life.
We are constantly being bombarded with unfiltered information from the internet.
Earlier the information source used to be just media, but today technology has created multiple platforms for us to consume and share information either consciously or subconsciously.
We are consuming and sharing information in abundance, most of which is unnecessary and irrelevant.
Consequently, it has now become more important than ever before to find and maintain our inner peace and happiness.
Every human being is in pursuit of happiness which can only be achieved when there is inner peace and vice versa.
“Your inner peace is the greatest and most valuable treasure that you can discover.” Akin Olokun
Listed below are 4 ways which can help us achieve this goal.
1. Go out in nature
Early morning walk.
Travelling to a hill station.
Going for trekking or hiking.
Being surrounded by nature helps us in decreasing our stress and anxiety levels.
Today, we live in a technology driven world that is constantly pulling our attention which leads to mental fatigue and burnout.
But our brains were not made for this kind of information bombardment. That is why it needs to get back to a normal healthy state which is only possible by going out in nature and reducing stress levels.
Spending time outdoors in greenery reduces stress and boosts our happiness resulting in a peaceful mind.
Meditation is an ancient spiritual practice that has been found to provide tremendous benefits for our overall well being.
Numerous scientific studies have been conducted on meditation. All of them favor the fact that meditation is the strongest mental practice that can help us gain happiness and inner peace.
It improves anxiety, social phobia, depression and mental stress. It improves our overall wellness and makes us a more joyful person.
3. Serve others
Offer services at religious or community places.
Help underprivileged people.
Participate in social causes.
Research shows that by helping others, we get longer-lasting happiness and it also makes us healthier too.
Giving connects us with others and creates stronger communities. This also helps to build a happier society for everyone.
It is not all about money – we can also give our time, ideas and our energy. Scientific studies also show that helping others boosts our own happiness.
It increases our life satisfaction. It provides us a sense of meaning. It increases feelings of competence. It improves our mood and reduces stress.
It can help to distract our minds and turn our attention away from our own worries.
4. Positive attitude
Stop comparing ourselves with others.
Avoid communication with negative people.
Practice gratitude or thankfulness.
We should change our habit of judging ourselves from others’ point of view. We may have to unwillingly interact with negative people around us throughout the day.
As we pay more attention to them, we might start judging ourselves and feel embarrassed or ashamed about ourselves.
So, we should always try to be in a positive state of mind. Positive attitude will make us happier and will strengthen our relationships with others.
Besides this, having a positive attitude will help us become more creative and will also help us become better decision makers.
We cannot achieve true happiness and inner peace overnight, but if we follow these tips with commitment and dedication then we can, slowly but surely, see amazing results.
It’s not very far from us to find, it’s within us. All it requires is a different approach and a different perspective to achieve this.
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