The world is full of distractions. Its hard to get a lot done or to even find some peace when your mind is cluttered with all the news of imminent doom or even with your own personal stress and inner conflict. Finding peace is something that many of us never accomplish, because we believe that focusing on the problem, will fix the problem.
Even more valuable than money or finding the perfect lover, is finding peace. When you achieve peace of mind, life becomes more clear and you begin to think with more clarity. The real question is “how do I go about finding this peace…?” There is no one size fits all answer but we can definitely trace it back to the beginning foundation…you.
Nothing in the outside world can hurt you, once you have found peace within. You have to quiet the mind first and then begin to do what I call “deep work.” Deep work is anything that consist of meditating or stopping for a minute to be honest with yourself, to pen point where all of this turmoil is coming from. In an age where everyone is constantly moving and doing, stopping for a moment is the most beneficial thing you can do for yourself.
Turn everything off…yes, the brain has an off switch! Of course the mind is constantly going, but for the sake of this discussion, yes…the brain does have an off switch and this off switch consist of turning everything around you off and to be aware that you ARE in the present. The outside world can wait, your sanity is more important, your ability to focus on the tasks in front of you is important. Clear your mind. There are many ways you can do this.
Me personally, being that I’m an introvert, I like to get quiet and sit in silence and listen to my breathing. Meditating is an awesome tool to use to completely empty your mind to just be focused on the here and now. You have to learn how to breath, inhale the positivity that is all around you, exhale all the negativity and anything else that may be blocking you from being able to think clearly.
There are other ways as well, like reading a book, listening to music, going for walk, having tea and the list goes on. In a nutshell, anything that takes your mind off of the stress and inner conflict, do it. Do something that makes you happy, do something that makes you excited, but step away from what makes you uneasy and do it often.