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How To Find Peace (And How To Create It)

Why We Need To Find Peace Now More Than Ever

Sometimes I feel like life is more complicated now than ever.

Sure, we can order things online and get them delivered the next day. Yes, we have access to so much more than ever before.

But we also have a lot more distractions, and a lot more placed on our shoulders.

We no longer just have to feed our family and make sure we’re warm and dry. There’s technology, cars, houses, clothes and services etc. that fill up our lives.

Social media becomes a habit and a distraction can turn from a way to connect with old friends to a distraction.

But more than that being stressed and unhappy long term can have terrible effects on our mental and physical health. By being able to find joy and create peace you strengthen your immune system, decrease pain and live longer, according to Harvard.

So we need to be able to find peace in this busy world. And here’s how…

3 Steps To Finding Peace

1. Slow Down

You could do this through meditation or through journaling. But as the world is moving quickly, we need to slow down.

I used to believe in Hustle Culture and thought that I needed to join it. It did nothing for me.

I believe that we need to slow down and live with a greater sense of peace, wellbeing and priority. I think in the long run, this will benefit us more.

You could do this by:

  • Taking a break from social media
  • Starting a journal
  • Exercising
  • Taking time to relax and do nothing, and don’t feel guilty
  • Take time to cook a nice meal
  • Go for a walk
  • Accept when you cannot do something

2. Be Grateful

By practising gratitude we can have a greater sense of what we have, and what privileges we have in this world.

If you need some things to get you started, look no further:

But even if you don’t want to start practising gratitude every day, by being able to send a message to a family member or ring an old friend – you can be grateful for their presence.

You can appreciate who and what you have in life. I think that’s pretty cool.

3. Live With Purpose

You can be purposeful by starting your day right.

Create a to-do list and get clear on what it is you want to achieve with your day.

If you have more than three priorities, then you don’t have any

Jim Collins

You can move towards having better more purposeful days by setting your intentions right. This can also be through affirmations of how you want your day to go. Why don’t you try them and see how your life changes?

Want To Start Each Day Better?

I’m a firm believer in the power of journaling, writing to-do lists, collecting your thoughts and just getting your head clearer at the start of each day (and even in the evenings).

Benjamin Franklin started and ended each of his days by asking the following two questions:

  1. What good can I do this day?
  2. What good have I done this day?

You can follow in his success by starting a morning journal. I’ve filled more notebooks than I can even count anymore, and here’s what I’ve found.

About the author


Welcome! I'm Joseph. I'm trying to be a writer! While I could dabble at poetry, attempt and fail at a novel or two or even become an essayist Y'know these are all things I actually want to do... Anyway, that's beside the point. I want to hone my writing, explore my curiosity and share all the wonders of the world that I find with you!

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