Do you remember the feeling you had as a kid where everything was light and almost carefree and full of peace? As we get older we all seem to lose some of that light. If you’re like me, you’ve spent time trying to figure out how to get some of that lightness back into your life.
That light feeling I’ve identified as peace. And we can 100% bring peace back into our life. We have to be a bit more intentional with how we let peace in. I will preface by saying it isn’t going to take our problems away. But letting peace in makes the hard stuff a bit more manageable.
3 Easy Ways You Can Bring Peace Back into your Life:
Daily Gratitude Practice to Bring Peace
When we take time out of our day to list, think, say, etc. 3 things we are grateful for it truly makes a difference in how we tackle the day. We all know life isn’t perfect and we are expected to go through trials. Without those trials, we wouldn’t learn and grow.
I take time in the morning to list 3 things I’m grateful for. They can be small things like having my morning coffee. Or bigger things such as having a job where I can work from home. Even on those hard days, there is something good in each day.
As we practice daily gratitude, our focus turns to paying attention to all of those moments throughout the day that may have gone unnoticed. It shifts our thinking so that we notice and realize there is light throughout each day.
Peaceful Moments of Self-Care
Self-care has become a bit of a hot topic in the last few years. It is usually around some big, expensive activity. When in reality, self-care is about doing things that make you feel better in the long run. It is taking care of our health mentally, physically, and spiritually.
For me, self-care includes spending time with family, reading, playing with my dogs, cleaning, and spending time outside, doing my morning and evening routines. All of those things bring me peace and joy, and most of them are free (which also makes me happy).
I encourage you to make a list of all the things that bring peace into your day that impact your mental, physical, or spiritual health. Make a point to do something every day that brings peace to each of those areas.
Setting Intentionally Peaceful Boundaries
As a recovering people pleaser, boundaries were also so hard for me. I was always wanting to say yes and do more, but it wasn’t healthy or sustainable. I was trying to get through the day most days.
Setting boundaries are there to protect our peace. I’ll say that again. Boundaries protect our peace. They protect us from getting burnt out, feeling overwhelmed, and running around like a chicken with its head cut off.
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These are 3 easy things you can implement daily to help you bring more peace into your life. Are you wanting some more support to bring peace into your life? Read about my goal-setting strategy or grab my PEACEful goal-setting freebie!
What ways do you bring peace into your life? Let me know in the comments!