I was reading the book,” Who will cry when you die?” by Robin Sharma when I came to this heading and thought of writing about this. After all, PEACE is the only thing we crave after constant bombardment with distractions, stresses, worries, and challenges in the rush of life. And what I feel is that as we grow older, the complications and challenges we face in life seem much more dramatic and overwhelming. That’s the time when “Finding your place of peace” becomes important. Isn’t it?

What’s a “Place of Peace”?

What does it actually mean? Is it a special place or a place where you should go for a vacation?

NO!

A place of peace is anything that protects you from bad vibes or energy drainers. It’s your oasis in the desert of stress. It can be anything like your terrace, the sunset, the stars, a power nap, a good and continuous sleep, a garden, or even a person; anything where you can be quiet and still. In the words of Robin Sharma, it’s a spot where you can take refuge from the crush of daily activities that demand your time, energy, and attention. And as I said, it doesn’t need to be fancy. Even a wooden bench in your favorite park can serve as your place of peace.

So, what you really need to do is, visit that oasis and do some of those “inner development” activities that are so easy to neglect during the course of a busy day.

Inner Development Activities: Now What are those?

All those activities are already discussed enough in every personal development book or article. Be it counting your blessings or spending some time in nature, be it visualizing or practicing positive self-talk; anything that works best for you. You know better, right?

How do we find our place of peace?

Apart from those inner development activities, I would like to add the steps that I take care of in order to protect my peace. So, let’s begin.

1. Digital decluttering:

In my opinion, always being online is the new smoking. I am not sure about you, but I don’t like to be updated with all the latest information or technologies or gossip that is going around in the world. Because that’s not just information, that’s information overload. And an excess of anything is both bad and boring. Moreover, the more connected we are online, the more isolated we feel in the real world.

2. Sitting quietly and doing nothing:

I don’t think this needs much elaboration. But, just for fun, let me tell you in that nothing moment also, I think about my favorite person, and BOOM! What I feel is not peace, but the supreme superlative of peace.

3. It’s better to act than to react.

A response to a situation requires time and patience, to think and decide what you want to say or do. On the other hand, a reaction is much more dramatic, impulsive, and electrifying. If you train your brain to stop reacting to everything, you’ll soon find more peace in your life.

4. Let others be right.

You can’t change others unless they want that change for themselves. So better don’t try to change people around you. If you want peace, let them be right most of the time. No need to explain yourself or correct them.

5. Don’t take things personally.

Most of the time, when people say or do hurtful things, it is not about you. It could be because of their own insecurities, past experiences, or beliefs. So, you should avoid taking those words or actions in a negative way.

Remember that you are in control of your own thoughts and emotions, and that no one can define your self-worth.

6. The Power of Letting go.

Holding on to hurt feelings and grudges will only make us feel worse. Learn to let go of such thoughts and take a step ahead to find your inner peace.

7. Stop Expecting.

Expecting a lot from people around you or yourself puts a lot of mental pressure on you. Make sure you are being reasonable about what you expect because most of the time you need to lower or adjust your expectations. Doing that can help you avoid a great deal of internal conflict.

8. The Art of Ignorance

Not everyone and everything deserves your attention. Rather than getting angry or upset about other people or situations, learn to practice tolerance and acceptance. Understand that not everyone thinks or behaves like you.

9. Maintaining Boundaries

Don’t be too available for each and every one out there. Also, please don’t allow them to disturb your ME-TIME. Always keep your personal space safe and healthy.

CONCLUSION

Remember, finding your place of peace is a big deal in itself. It takes practice and patience to cultivate inner peace and calm, but the benefits are worth it. Moreover, carving out a little time for yourself is not at all a selfish act. It’s an act of self-love. Making the time to care for your mind and spirit will keep you balanced, enthusiastic, and youthful. So take some time out of your busy day to find your place of peace, and let the rest of the world fade away.

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