How To Keep Your Mental Peace
Lately I’ve just been observing. Trends. Habits. People in general. Sadly what I notice is that people are emotional wrecks. Stressed out and very unstable. There is a narrative that is being controlled by media and many are falling right into the trap.
Everything is a matter of perspective. Everything. So no matter how bad things may seem to be, the truth is it is only as bad as you are choosing to see it.
This is why working on you has to become your number one priority.
You have to find a way to look and draw from within so that you are able to withstand the chaos of the world. This is vital because if you can not keep your mind and thoughts under submission, you’re in trouble.
There is only one person responsible for your mental peace — YOU!
Now imagine the thought of that. I know it’s much easier to blame the world, racism, sexism, poverty, people, your job etc but your sanity is in your hands.
You have to make a decision that you will do whatever it takes to keep your mind. It’s really all you have because if that goes….well….so does everything else.
1) CREATE A BUBBLE FOR YOURSELF
Take back your power and take control of what you’re exposed to. I don’t care what it is, whether tv, social media, friends, or family, you must establish boundaries that can not be crossed no matter what.
You are what you attract. Change your thinking, change your life.
Refusing to cut off negative and drama-filled people will be your downfall. You have to protect your thoughts and you can’t afford to waste energy taking on other people’s junk.
2) DISCONNECT FROM THE WORLD
Cut the tv off. Log off social media. The news and sensationalized media is nothing but poison to your mind right now.
You must find time to get quiet and be still. To find and listen to your own thoughts.
Mental peace comes from finding the true essence of who you are, and you only find that when you shut the world out and
Honestly when’s the last time you’ve actually stopped to listen to yourself without asking someone else what they thought, or went online to look up what an “expert” said is right or wrong.
Get to know you. Ask yourself questions.
What do I think about this or that? How does this make me feel? Why does this bother me?
For me I give myself an “emotions check” so if I’m feeling any kind of way (happy, sad, angry, etc) I remind myself it is because I’m CHOOSING to feel that way. The moment I decide not to be angry, then I stop being angry. Just that simple...with practice of course;)
Remember you are attempting to reprogram your subconscious thinking from a lifetime of “toxic” exposure. Give it some time but with focused effort it can be done.
3) SEVER YOUR TIES WITH OUTSIDE SUBSTANCES
Waaaayment now, Rook you taking it too far. Yeah I know but let’s keep it real, you and I both know you are not and can not be in control of your mental state when you’re under the influence.
And if we’re honest, you may want to get serious and ask yourself what is it that you’re trying to numb yourself from because that’s essentially what that desire to “mellow out” or “relax” is — an escape.
The question is, what are you running from?
There is power in dealing with your issues. It builds character and fortitude, and helps you develop the ability to overcome.
There is a battle for your mind going on and you can’t fight the ways of the world when you’ve succumb to them.
- Take control of your day by taking the first 5 or 10 mins after you rise to meditate and speak power and peace into your day.
- Set a time to disconnect from the world at some point during the day and go outside, read or listen to something funny, inspiring and empowering. Be intentional about avoiding negativity.
- No matter what takes place throughout your day, before you close your eyes dedicate at least 5 or 10 mins to recite and/or write down 3 great things that happened to you or 3 things you are grateful for.