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11 Ways to Find Inner Peace and Become Happy

11 Ways to Find Inner Peace and Become Happy

Peace is not something you wish for, it is something you make, something you are, something you do and something you give away. ” ― Robert Fulghum

Everyday chaos, busy schedules, and juggling between work & family time are enough to steal away our peace of mind. And now all these are topped up with the global pandemic situation across the world. Sometimes, it feels like stopping by and finding inner peace and calmness so as to cope up with the things around.
Finding inner peace and happiness shouldn’t be rocket science. Isn’t it? Although conjure oils and ritual kits do add magic to the equation. I think a few tiny and smart changes could make a big difference.

Here are 11 simple yet effective ways to find inner peace and become happy

1. Choose your own Relaxation Technique

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There are many ways that can help you feel relaxed and grounded. Choose the one (or maybe more) that works for you. Walking in the woods, music, yoga, journaling, or meditation.
I personally enjoy doing deep breathing meditation for a few minutes. This helps me calm down my mind and feel light and happy.

2. Find some “Me Time” for finding inner peace

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I think these are the most precious moments one can have. “Me time” is the time when you can just be with yourself, be yourself, relax and rejuvenate. This is the time when you are simply away from the worldly turmoil and just be your true self. Spending some quality time with yourself is not only good for overall well-being and results in a higher level of happiness. When you do something alone, you can get the opportunity to think, reflect, and discover yourself more. This practice is very easy to find inner peace and happiness.

3. Slow down and Relax

Sometimes, life appears to be moving at such a fast pace that it seems to pass by before we can really enjoy it. If we slow down while with some of our daily activities such as walking, talking, eating or riding a bicycle we can make ourselves feel less stressed. Instead of rushing off to work in agitation, choose to start 10 minutes early and go with ease. This not only helps you to find inner peace but it also helps in enhancing productivity.

4. Declutter your mind and your surroundings

Decluttered surroundings can actually affect your state of mind and help you gain mental clarity and finding inner peace. It just takes a few minutes to declutter your workspace or the room you’re in; though the effects could be lasting. many people feel calm by refreshing their home interior or simply saying home styling. It is also important that you spend some time to declutter your mind. By decluttering of mind, I mean clearing unnecessary thoughts from your mind. These thoughts do nothing but just add noise and stop you from thinking clearly.

5. Accept and let go – Get over the past

There are many things we cannot change such as our past. Holding the negatives from the past just adds up to the burdens of today. We already have so much to tackle today; then why do we need to carry baggage from the past. What is gone is gone, you cannot change it anymore. All you can do is just learn from it – Be at peace with it, Accept it and let it go. When you accept something, it starts to lose its power.

6. Escape for a while.

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In the midst of everyday struggles, just take a quick escape and indulge in a hobby or something that brings you pleasure. Eat a bar of dark chocolate, read a novel, watch your favorite movie or Television series, or create a scrapbook. These simple activities work well to just release pressure and relax.

7. Give up the baggage that weighs you down

A lot of times, the emotional baggage (from the past) prevents us from moving ahead and makes us feel stuck in life. If you’re carrying around some excess baggage that may affect your mental state. This eventually puts you in a state of blue. You may also fall into behaviors such as Spending too much money, drinking or eating too much, or maybe into the habits of smoking or alcohol intake. It is better to shed that load off. Try to forgive, write down your grudges or go for some spiritual sessions such as Art of Living or Vippasna. These practices are quite effective in unloading emotional baggage and finding inner peace.

8. Take a Digital Detox over the weekend

We are so much caught up with the technology, that it takes over our minds and eventually we lose our peace of mind. Over the weekends, leave your work and social media aside. Disconnect (or at least set your limits) from your smartphone or take a social media detox. Spend your weekends with real humans instead of online friends. Give some undivided attention to your family, friends and those who really matter in your life. Real human interactions are far more uplifting than online chats or mindless surfing.

9. Avoid Multitasking (one thing at a time.)

In today’s world, when we are pressured by deadlines and peer competition, we tend to multitask, leading to stress and sleepless nights. This also credits to loss of focus in life.
One thing at a time is the mantra that I follow ( at least try to follow, most of the time). Priotizing and doing one thing at a time not only helps you in finding inner peace but also helps you to become more productive.

10. Be Mindful

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Being mindful simply means purposely bringing your attention to in the present moment i.e the task in hand. For instance, if you are eating focus on eating instead of surfing your phone or watching television alongside eating.
Most of the time, no matter what we are doing, we are sailing between the past, present, or future. This results in nothing but stress or worries. Being mindful ( being in the present moment) is one of the most effective ways to overcome anxiety and attain peace of mind.

11. Be Your true self (Most Important)

You are perfect as you are. You don’t need to change yourself to please others. When we try to be anything other than the original, it leads to stress and unhappiness. Being who you are, as you are, is the key to peace and happiness.

11 ways to find inner peace and become happy

Wrapping Up on Finding inner peace

If we seek happiness, we need to have inner peace as the two are not separate. Take care of yourself physically and mentally and be your true self. There’s no need to please other people. Be assertive and take charge of your life.
No accomplishments in the world can replace inner peace.

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    Lisa Marie Alioto
    August 14, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    The digitial detox has been key for me – the rest has come more naturally for me but the digital detox took some work but has been well worth it

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    August 14, 2020 at 6:20 pm

    Sometimes I am just caught up with a lot of things, and the its the same for the following days till its weekend. I know, I should have a schedule and implement it. The digital detox works for me when I’m outdoors like the beach. I should do it more while at home. Thanks for the reminders. 😉

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    Nikki Lamprecht
    August 14, 2020 at 6:47 pm

    Love how you connected inner peace with happiness in this post I experience great inner peace when I accept myself and my circumstances – and that is what ultimately brings me happiness x

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    Ajay Sharma
    August 14, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    These are some great ways to find peace.. I would really love to follow them!

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    Jimmy Clare
    August 14, 2020 at 8:36 pm

    I need to practice more peace for sure

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    Harsh Wardhan Jog
    August 15, 2020 at 12:07 pm

    Vipasana Meditation is of great help.

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    August 16, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    these are fantastic tips for finding ones inner peace.
    I’ll surely follow some of these.
    thanks for sharing!

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    August 16, 2020 at 11:32 pm

    Great tips! It’s so important to find the relaxation technique that works for you. Decluttering and yoga has helped me a lot.

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    December 21, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    Thank you for sharing it with the world! There are amazing and great tips!

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    December 21, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    Great article on overall health & wellness and finding inner peace. I always make a point of Meditating daily and getting out for nature walks throughout the week to keep relaxed and centered. Have Pinned for others to see! 🙂

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    December 21, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    Such an insightful post on fnding inner peace, I especially love the be true to yourself point .Thanks for sharing this wonderful post ,a must read for all!

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    George McMillan, Jr
    September 1, 2021 at 8:29 am

    Most of us aren’t taught how to find inner peace while growing, so it can seem impossible to find. Thanks for sharing such useful tips to help others find peace. When we find peace inside ourselves we can spread that peace to the outer world as well. Two other methods that have helped me a lot are practicing gratitude and trying to be of service to the world. The more good I train myself to see in the world, the more at peace I feel within it.

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    Kaybee Lives
    October 25, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    This is such an important post! I have learned through experience if you don’t have peace with yourself, then the rest of your world is chaotic and unhappy. Thanks for these great tips on an important topic!

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    October 27, 2021 at 5:17 pm

    I couldn’t love this post more! I consider myself to be a mostly happy person, but I can always use reminders like this, especially when I start to feel overwhelmed. I especially love #9 – I’m still working on this one, but multitasking causes me to slip into overwhelm every time. Thanks for these tips!

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    Reut shaviro
    October 27, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    Nice post 🙂

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    October 28, 2021 at 11:33 am

    Great post on inner peace, with actionable tips. Thanks for sharing

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    Krysten Quiles
    October 28, 2021 at 3:28 pm

    Love this, finding your inner peace is SO important.

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    May 12, 2022 at 5:13 am

    These are some great tips Jais. With a significant increase in daily COVID screen time, a digital detox is a great tip and is necessary. Thanks for sharing this fantastic blog.

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    December 6, 2023 at 11:09 pm

    This is a fantastic article on ways to find inner peace and happiness. I love that you’re recommending a digital detox since I agree with you. As a therapist, I also help folks intentionally find happiness and joy and wrote 10 tips that perfectly complement your post.

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    December 7, 2023 at 2:06 am

    My favorite tip is the last one! Be yourself! I think sometimes people try too hard to be what others expect them to be. We need to learn to be true to who we are. Great tips!

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