Mind & Spirit – Food Pyramid http://www.foodpyramid.com Tue, 02 May 2017 10:19:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 How to Find Inner Peace in a Stressful World http://www.foodpyramid.com/mind-spirit/how-to-find-inner-peace-in-a-stressful-world-10023/ http://www.foodpyramid.com/mind-spirit/how-to-find-inner-peace-in-a-stressful-world-10023/#respond Fri, 12 Apr 2013 12:00:23 +0000 http://www.foodpyramid.com/?p=10023 Stress is a common part of life and although we cannot rid ourselves of it we can learn better ways to cope. There are a number of factors that contribute […]

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Stress is a common part of life and although we cannot rid ourselves of it we can learn better ways to cope. There are a number of factors that contribute to the daily stressors of our lives such as, continuous advancements in technology, relationships issues, career and family. As the human race develops we demand quicker achievements in the most seamless way possible. Unfortunately, it is impossible to manage without some level of stress. Since stress is an avoidable part of our daily lives, then how to find inner peace in a stressful world? Following are some suggestions on how to find inner peace:

  • Spend time around people who bring joy into your life and avoid those who don’t. How to find inner peace if your body, mind and spirit is disturbed.
  • Consider how being around individuals makes you feel. If the feelings are unpleasant, then that is indicative of a person who may be a stressor in your life. You have the power to decide who you spend your time with, make the choice to spend your time with those who adds value and bring inspiration and joy.
  • Consider the things you are grateful for in your life. Although we all have difficult moments, trials tribulations and circumstances that can cause unease and discomfort. We can still find things in our lives to be grateful for and can serve ways to relax. Too often it is not until we lose something that we realize how important it was, as such, consider even the smallest things in your lives and be appreciative of them.
  • Take advantage of the great outdoors. Spending time taking in the beauty of nature, enjoying the breeze or watching the sunset, can offer an opportunity for quiet reflection and can be good ways to relax.
  • Take the time to laugh. As the old saying goes ‘laughter is the best medicine’, there is a great deal of truth in that. Studies show that laughter helps to release endorphins that elevate your overall mood
  • Raise your emotional level by helping someone raise theirs. Taking time out to do for others and putting a smile on their face has the ability to put a smile on yours as well.
  • Meditate. A number of individuals, on their journey to know how to find inner peace, start by quieting themselves and meditating. Focused breathing, relaxed posture and clearing the mind all serve to bring balance even in the most stressful situations. There are short meditation techniques and can be good ways to relax.
  • Eliminate negative influences. Sometimes we take for granted how hearing tragic stories on the news and other media impact us. Turn off the radio, the television and filter the sources by which this negative information comes to you and you will notice a difference.
  • Listen to soothing music. Music has the ability to provide a calming atmosphere when we are learning ways to relax.

These are just suggestions on how to find inner peace. Initially, incorporating these activities into your day to day life may not be easy but they can be very helpful in reducing stress and can be many ways to relax. It is important, however, to find what works best for you and in those stressful moments revert back to the activities or situations that help to usher in inner peace.

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Finding Inner Peace by Letting Go http://www.foodpyramid.com/mind-spirit/finding-inner-peace-by-letting-go-9985/ http://www.foodpyramid.com/mind-spirit/finding-inner-peace-by-letting-go-9985/#respond Wed, 20 Feb 2013 09:56:58 +0000 http://www.foodpyramid.com/?p=9985 The time when your mind and body are in a serene, relaxed state is referred to as inner peace. This state allows your “mind, body and spirit” to have a […]

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The time when your mind and body are in a serene, relaxed state is referred to as inner peace. This state allows your “mind, body and spirit” to have a kind of quietness. An individual must learn the importance of practicing to control troublesome feelings from stress and the things that go on around them on a daily basis. Finding inner peace will allow the “mind, body and spirit” to focus on keeping negative vibes away. Many experts on finding inner peace suggest that brainpower is the key. Brainpower is most often defined as mental ability. This level of mental functioning or brainpower tends to be in total control of the way in which you will respond to different situations that may arise. You will have comfort in your “mind, body and spirit” even during uncomfortable times. Anyone can succeed at finding inner peace at any time in their lives if they allow themselves to use their brainpower to focus.

People often fail finding inner peace as a result of holding on to things in their lives that won’t allow them to move on. There are numerous things that individuals may be unable to let go of but until they have identified this ‘hold’ and are then able to work through it and release it through your “mind, body and spirit”, there will not be much peace. Holding on to fear, hatred, sorrow, and so on are all things that, if we are unable or unwilling to rid ourselves of, will surely prevent us from finding inner peace. As easy as it sounds the entire “letting” go process is probably one of the most difficult things a person has to do in their lifetime, or so it seems.

  • Fear: holding on to this will not allow you to take on any situations and/or challenges outside of your comfort zone. In a sense, fear can cause life to be stagnant.
  • Sorrow: feelings of sorrow are normal until we become consumed. Learning how to feel sorrow, grieve appropriately and move on, can be very helpful in finding inner peace.
  • Grudges: Holding on to a grudge is like holding on to hatred. It takes too much negative energy to hold a grudge against someone who may or may not be consumed with the same feelings.
  • Hatred: holding on to hatred has the ability to wear you down and exacerbate any negative feelings. “mind, body and spirit” is filled with negative energy to hold onto such a strong emotion.
  • Clutter (emotional and physical): Clutter in any form takes up valuable mental and physical space, often blocking our ability to see clearly and allow inner peace to enter into our lives. When clutter is cleared away, we make room for the good stuff that.
  • Worries: We all have worries at some time or another in our lives. If a situation is not in your control, you have got to let it go and just hope and have faith that it will work out for the best.

When you make the decision to “let go” of whatever or whoever may be holding you down, then true inner peace is possible.

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How To Meditate Deeply and Release Stress http://www.foodpyramid.com/mind-spirit/how-to-meditate-deeply-and-release-stress-9930/ http://www.foodpyramid.com/mind-spirit/how-to-meditate-deeply-and-release-stress-9930/#respond Fri, 11 Jan 2013 23:06:52 +0000 http://www.foodpyramid.com/?p=9930 Since life itself can usually be a huge ball of stress, it is a must that you find a way to deal with it since as we all know, life […]

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Since life itself can usually be a huge ball of stress, it is a must that you find a way to deal with it since as we all know, life must go on. There are so many factors in our day-to-day activities that contribute to high levels of stress. If we could just take a huge eraser and make them all disappear, life would be so great. The reality is, that huge eraser is never going to exist. So although there are some factors that we can step away from, there will always be the ones that we have no control over. As such, in lieu of stressing over the stressors in our life, we must take every measure to attain mental peace. What better way to relieve stress and gain inner peace than to learn how to meditate deeply?

While taking medication is usually the first choice to rid ourselves of stress, to learn to meditate has become a popular treatment in the United States and abroad. Deep meditation has proven to be very effective for those willing to learn to meditate, and even better, it doesn’t cost anything other than a comfortable area where you can relax. Learning how to meditate deeply helps in bringing self awareness.

There is just one thing that you should always keep in mind when preparing to learn to meditate; you have to let your mind, body and spirit enter into a relaxed mode. If you allow your mind to be “full of stuff” while you learn how to meditate deeply it will be impossible for you to achieve the full benefit of the activity. This can be easier said then done; however, allowing yourself to ‘let go’, even for a few minutes, can make all the difference.

Following are two breathing exercises that may prove beneficial in reducing your stress level while you learn to meditate:

This is a simple breathing exercise that will help to place you into a deep meditative state:
Make yourself comfortable (this is very important when meditating)

  • Close your mouth and place your tongue on the roof of mouth.
  • Breathe normally out of your nose.
  • Close your eyes.
  • Inhale deeply and hold it while counting to 3
  • Exhale completely until you feel like you have emptied all the air from your diaphragm.
  • Hold your breath while you slowly count to 3 in your head.
  • Repeat this for 5 minutes (set an alarm so that you are not focusing on the time)

As you continue to learn to meditate, this next breathing exercise will reset your cortisol levels and will help you to sleep better when practiced for at least 20 minutes a day. You don’t have to resort to completing this exercise before going to bed. As you practice how to meditate deeply, using this breathing technique at any point during the day will help you have more restful sleep.

  • Inhale deeply through your nose (until you have filled your diaphragm)
  • Exhale through your mouth (until you have emptied your diaphragm)

You will find by incorporating these simple breathing techniques into your day, you will find that learning how to meditate deeply begins to relieve the stress in your life.

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Finding Inner Peace with Yoga http://www.foodpyramid.com/mind-spirit/finding-inner-peace-with-yoga-9927/ http://www.foodpyramid.com/mind-spirit/finding-inner-peace-with-yoga-9927/#comments Mon, 07 Jan 2013 18:59:42 +0000 http://www.foodpyramid.com/?p=9927 Stress has become one of those ‘things’ we think we simply have to live with. Some stress can be beneficial in motivating our “mind, body and spirit” to complete certain […]

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Inner Peace with YogaStress has become one of those ‘things’ we think we simply have to live with. Some stress can be beneficial in motivating our “mind, body and spirit” to complete certain activities or meet the challenges we face in our every day lives. However, not all stress is good stress and people are searching for answers to help them conquer it. Many have found yoga to be a very effective way to reduce stress and work towards finding inner peace.

We can look at stress on two levels. The micro level is the individual stress from daily living and our own environments. On the macro level, we have the economy, overpopulation, global warming, obesity, disease, and those things that impact us externally, within society at large. All of these factors and variables begin to impede our “mind, body and spirit” and daily functioning. If we are not careful then our negative stress levels begin to increase.

What are we to do? How do we strive towards finding inner peace? And what exactly is having inner peace?

Most would define inner peace as a state of being mentally and spiritually at peace, with enough knowledge and understanding to keep our “mind, body and spirit” strong in the face of discord or stress. Generally, stress would be the opposite of peace when dealing with the mind, which directly connects to our physical body. Stress comes from the unanswered, unsolved and difficult situations that seem to have no answer or no solution to the mind.

In order for us finding inner peace we have to be true to others and ourselves about what is important. Most importantly, it is important to look at life through an honest lens to see what is important, unimportant or knowing what we cannot change. Yoga teaches us to meditate and develop a connection with our “mind, body and spirit”. When meditating, the goal is to shed the excesses and worries of the day, and begin to focus internally; first with regulating our breathing patterns, and releasing the tensions from the body. Once we have become centered, then the next transition is to move into various yoga positions with the goal of enhancing the “mind, body and spirit” connection.

There are many types of yoga including Raja Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Jnana yoga, Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Mantra Yoga, Kundalini Yoga and more. Some of the forms are more physical while others are more meditating and breathing techniques. Some forms of yoga are designed for beginners, while other forms are ideal for those more advanced. With so many options available, it may be necessary to do some research to determine which type is best for you.

Finding inner peace through yoga will bring serenity by liberating the body, mind and spirit. Finding a few quiet moments every day can significantly aid in the reduction of stress and anxiety. Participating in any form of yoga can be a natural transition from involving oneself in focused meditation. If one is not content with their body or emotions yoga will help release negative feelings thus making you more content and making it possible when finding inner peace.

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10 Best Ways To Relax At Work http://www.foodpyramid.com/mind-spirit/10-best-ways-to-relax-at-work-9837/ http://www.foodpyramid.com/mind-spirit/10-best-ways-to-relax-at-work-9837/#respond Mon, 05 Nov 2012 13:23:48 +0000 http://www.foodpyramid.com/?p=9837 The hustle and bustle of everyday life can cause one to lose focus on the importance of taking the time to relax our mind, body, spirit and soul. Kudos to […]

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The hustle and bustle of everyday life can cause one to lose focus on the importance of taking the time to relax our mind, body, spirit and soul. Kudos to whoever came up with vacation and personal days. However, for many of us the availability of these very important days still are not sufficient enough to provide adequate rest, relaxation and recuperation. As we know all too well, work can put a lot of stress on a person. The key to staying mentally and physically healthy is learning the best ways to relax while at work and in the midst of all the chaos.

10 Best ways to relax at work

Here are 10 ways to guarantee a more relaxed “YOU” at work:

  1. Best of best ways to relax is to start your day with an uplifting and positive quote that you can refer to throughout your day. You can Google and get a new quote each day or you can sign up to different sites that will actually send a quote to your email or cell phone each morning.
  2. How can you possibly relax your mind, body, and spirit if your workspace is full of clutter? Relax your workplace by removing all unnecessary items and things you may not use on a daily basis. And remember a CLUTTER FREE workspace is a STRESS FREE workspace.
  3. Personalize your workspace with a few things that make your mind, body, spirit and soul happy.
  4. One of the best ways to relax may be to have a stress relief toy within arm’s reach on your desk. There are lots to choose from, the stress ball and bendables are very popular and can be found pretty much everywhere.
  5. There’s nothing like a few minutes of online gaming to help relax your mind, body, and spirit.
  6. There are great mood teas available. Even if you find yourself drinking 2-3 glasses a day it’s fine and you will notice a difference even after your work day is over.
  7. Deep Breathing exercises are sure to bring quick stress relief. Feeling tense evokes shallow breathing. This feeling can be reversed by taking a few deep breaths. Inhale deeply, then exhale slowly while keeping your mind focused on something or someplace good. This is surely one of best ways to relax and to keep your stress levels down when things get crazy at work. Remember, taking deep breaths throughout the day is better than taking short shallow breaths
  8. Break Time!!…..Take a short break when permitted and take a brisk and refreshing walk. Taking the opportunity to get out enjoy the fresh air will provide instantaneous relaxation.
  9. You can also take a break and listen to some soothing music such a falling rain or a water fall or even the instrumental version of your favorite song.
  10. For years researchers have shown how one of the best ways to relax the mind, body, spirit or soul is through meditation. Fortunately there are several mini-meditations that only take a few moments and require nothing more than inhaling, exhaling and counting (example: stop what you’re doing, close your eyes, inhale, exhale, count 1 to yourself- inhale, exhale, count 2 to yourself- inhale, exhale, count 3 to yourself)

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Learn to Meditate and Become Healthier http://www.foodpyramid.com/mind-spirit/learn-to-meditate-and-become-healthier-9825/ http://www.foodpyramid.com/mind-spirit/learn-to-meditate-and-become-healthier-9825/#respond Wed, 31 Oct 2012 13:46:50 +0000 http://www.foodpyramid.com/?p=9825 People nationwide have started to practice meditation for a number of health-related reasons. Researchers are continuously working to figure out how meditation works to help us become healthier mentally and […]

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People nationwide have started to practice meditation for a number of health-related reasons. Researchers are continuously working to figure out how meditation works to help us become healthier mentally and physically. Whether you are advanced or new to the process, as you learn to meditate it is likely to enhance your overall well-being, “mind, body and spirit”.

We all know that when we don’t feel well we do one of two things; we call our doctor’s office and set up an appointment to discuss what is ailing us, or we take an aspirin and hope to feel better by morning. Although either of these can prove to be all that’s needed, as you learn to meditate, it may just as well have you feeling like new in no time. So by no means is this a suggestion that you stop seeing your doctor or that you stop taking your aspirin as needed as much as it is an alternative way for you to possibly feel better. Of course meditation doesn’t have to accompany an illness of any sort, as it can become a regular activity to aid in your journey of healthier “mind, body and spirit”.

To learn to meditate has proven to play a huge part in:

  • Memory enhancement
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Helping to control binge eating
  • Reducing symptoms associated with anxiety and depression
  • Reducing physical pain
  • Helping to boost the immune system

If and when you make the decision to learn ways in which to meditate, it is very important that you prepare your “mind, body and spirit” so that you get the best results possible.

Most meditation methods have four elements in common:

  1. Find a quiet location. Meditation should be practiced in a quiet place with the least amount of distractions as possible to your “mind, body and spirit”. This is especially helpful for those who are new and want to learn to meditate.
  2. Find a comfortable position. The type of meditation being practiced is a determining factor in deciding on the best position for you. Meditation can be done while sitting, lying down, standing or walking.
  3. Get focused. Individuals find different things to focus their attention on during meditation although focusing on your breathing is usually best.
  4. Have an open mind. During meditation, having an open mind will allow you to just let distractions come and go without interfering with your focus.

Once you have these four elements in place you will be well on your way to feeling better “mind, body and spirit.”

As you learn to meditate, please be mindful that although meditation is considered to be a safe practice for healthy people, it should not be used as a treatment replacement for any health issues. Meditation is a way to bring your “mind, body and spirit” in tandem. It is advised that you look for published research on meditation for your specific condition and be sure to continue visiting your regular doctor as needed. What works for some may not work for others so after you have decided to make meditation a part of your life it is important that you choose a method that you’re comfortable with.

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Are lower IQ levels associated with decreased happiness? http://www.foodpyramid.com/mind-spirit/are-lower-iq-levels-associated-with-decreased-happiness-9775/ http://www.foodpyramid.com/mind-spirit/are-lower-iq-levels-associated-with-decreased-happiness-9775/#respond Mon, 15 Oct 2012 20:16:12 +0000 http://www.foodpyramid.com/?p=9775 It has been reported in Psychological Medicine by researchers from University College London that individuals who have lower IQ levels suffer from poor health and are less happy in comparison […]

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It has been reported in Psychological Medicine by researchers from University College London that individuals who have lower IQ levels suffer from poor health and are less happy in comparison to people who have high IQ levels.

Though there has not been any consistent results linking IQ levels to levels of happiness by previous studies, the authors of the current study explained that there is an independent association of “background happiness” and IQ levels and positive health.

Another study was performed by the same University in the year 2011 that revealed that individuals who are happy lead a longer life irrespective of their overall health or financial status.

Dr Angela Hassiotis and her team worked to find the link between IQ levels and happiness and also to determine the effect of social and clinical factors on this and to what degree.

Data from the Adult Psychiatry Survey, England, 2007 was collected and studied by the researchers. The 6,870 participants of the study were all 16 years old and reside in private houses.  The rating on happiness was done on a three point scale, according to a validated question. National Adult Reading test was used to gauge verbal IQ. Both categorical and continuous IQs were analyzed during the study.

A significant link between IQ levels and happiness was found by the authors of the study:

  • Poorest levels of happiness were found among people with the lowest IQ levels that fall in the range of 70 to 99.
  • Highest levels of happiness were found among people with the highest IQ levels that fall in the range of 120 to 129.
  • Levels of happiness were impacted by factors of income, health, activities of daily living and neurotic symptoms. The link between happiness and IQ was found to be decreased by half by these factors.

The conclusion made by the team was:

Individuals with lower IQ are found to be less happy in comparison to those with high IQ. Happiness levels in lower IQ groups may be improved by interventions targeted towards variables that can be modified such as income levels (by providing better education and increased employment opportunities) and neurotic symptoms (early detection and management).

It was explained by the researchers that individuals who have lower IQ levels tend to have incomes that are lower than average. Also a higher incidence of common mental disorders and suicidal behaviors is found in such individuals.

Dr Hassiotis explained that there is an association between IQ levels and self described happiness, due to the fact that lower IQ subjects exhibited lowest happiness levels and higher IQ subjects showed highest happiness levels. She also suggested that this finding is of particular relevance in relation to the political debates occurring on happiness currently. The data showed that individuals with lower IQ levels tend to have lower happiness levels as they suffered from higher incidence of socio-economic disadvantage, for example in the form of lower income levels. Such individuals are also less skillful with acts of daily living; tend to suffer from poor health and symptoms of mental disorders.

Dr. Afia Ali, the coauthor of the study suggested that happiness levels in individuals with lower IQ levels may be improved by taking interventions that tend to improve socio-economic inequalities. Some examples of such interventions include promotion of programs for the improvement of public education, unemployment reduction, and healthcare promotion. Higher levels of happiness can also be promoted by detecting mental health problems early and treating them.

Dr Ali also said that young children who come from a socially deprived background can benefit from long term intensive strategies that cause a positive impact both on their IQ and on general well being. She further states that there may be huge cost involved in such interventions initially but the future benefits in the form of decreased use of state benefits and improved physical and mental health may offset it.

 

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How To Meditate Deeply For Beginners http://www.foodpyramid.com/mind-spirit/how-to-meditate-deeply-for-beginners-9688/ http://www.foodpyramid.com/mind-spirit/how-to-meditate-deeply-for-beginners-9688/#respond Fri, 07 Sep 2012 18:02:11 +0000 http://www.foodpyramid.com/?p=9688 The word meditate comes from a Latin root word meditatum, which means to “think” or to “ponder”. Learning how to meditate deeply is a mental approach to relaxing both the […]

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The word meditate comes from a Latin root word meditatum, which means to “think” or to “ponder”. Learning how to meditate deeply is a mental approach to relaxing both the body and mind. It is a discipline used to enhance body and mind connection in order to achieve healthy overall well-being. Different people choose to learn how to meditate deeply for different reasons. Whether it’s to reduce stress or to treat certain health issues, meditation involving deep breathing has proven to be a great experience for most people who try it.

An increasing number of people try the practice of how to meditate deeply at some point in their lives, unfortunately only a small percentage actually continue with it for the long-term. A possible reason is that beginners don’t usually practice deep breathing begins with the necessary mindset to make the practice maintainable. It is highly advised that individuals prepare themselves mentally prior to beginning any meditation method.

Before you start deep breathing, here are some things you can do in order to prepare yourself for this great experience:

  • Read about meditation. Get yourself an instructional guide, one that describes the benefits of deep meditative states and explains the art of how to meditate deeply. This will undoubtedly get you motivated. John Kabat-Zinn’s Wherever You Go, There You Are is great for beginners and its easy reading material. It is a good idea to have as much information on this practice as you can prior to beginning.
  • Choose a specific area to meditate. Try not to choose an area that you work in. It is important that as a beginner you learn how to meditate deeply in a space where you feel at ease.
  • Stretch prior to meditating. Stretching helps to loosen your muscles and tendons which allow you to sit or lie down comfortably. Additionally, stretching starts the process of “going inward” and brings added attention to your body.
  • Start with the breath. Deep breathing slows your heart rate, focuses your mind and relaxes your body.
  • Feel your body parts. An important practice for beginning meditators is to take notice of the body once a meditative state begins to take hold. Once the mind quiets, put all your attention on your feet and then slowly move your way up focusing on each individual body part.
  • Meditate with Purpose. It is important for beginners to understand that meditation is an active process. Focusing your attention on a single point is not as easy as it sounds, and you must be willing to engage.
  • Meditate early in the morning. There is no doubt that early morning is the best time for deep breathing. Your mind should be clutter free and there is not too much noise around. So get into the habit of getting up 30 minutes earlier than usual to meditate.
  • Make it routine. Do not let anything stop you from meditating daily even if you are delayed.
  • Be Grateful at the end. Once your practice is through, spend 2-3 minutes feeling appreciative of the opportunity to practice and your mind’s ability to focus.

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How to Find Inner Peace and Happiness http://www.foodpyramid.com/mind-spirit/how-to-find-inner-peace-and-happiness-9679/ http://www.foodpyramid.com/mind-spirit/how-to-find-inner-peace-and-happiness-9679/#respond Mon, 03 Sep 2012 14:05:52 +0000 http://www.foodpyramid.com/?p=9679 Inner peace is knowing how to remain peaceful and happy in the midst of the many storms that life is sure to throw your way. No matter what we have […]

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Inner peace is knowing how to remain peaceful and happy in the midst of the many storms that life is sure to throw your way. No matter what we have to endure as we walk this journey called life, there is something to be learned from every experience; good or bad. Although the outcome of all situations will not be what we had hoped for, learning how to turn negatives into positives is something we all should learn to do.

Understanding how to find inner peace and happiness is not something that can be studied rather it is a plan so to speak that must be put into action over and over again until we get it. When we start to allow ourselves to be consumed by negativity, we are no longer in control of our mind but our mind is in control of us. Therefore, we have to make a conscious decision to regain that control in order to know how to find inner peace and happiness.

Having the ability to relax, and become mentally detached from all the things that surround us will prove to be one of the most useful qualities that we each possess in our quest of knowing how to find inner peace and happiness. While some people are under the impression that it takes alcohol, drugs or some other distraction to quiet the mind, there are other, more natural options that can produce the desired results through spiritual awareness.

To know how to find inner peace following are a few things to consider:

  • Accept things as they are. Finding inner peace does not equal a perfect life. Inner peace is a state of mind, instead of begrudging your present situation, appreciate the things you have and accept where you are in life. Denial is the toughest blockade to spiritual awareness.
  • Don’t waste time on wasted emotions. Feelings of resentment, anger, guilt and regret are all negative emotions that produce few, if any, positive results. Instead, focus your emotional energy on letting go of these negative emotions and feelings of peace will soon follow.
  • Live in the now. It is easy to become overwhelmed when concerning oneself with the things that may happen at some future point. By focusing on the moment, worry about the future is eliminated. Spiritual awareness is gained by being in the moment and not in past or future.
  • Let go of the little things. Too often too much time is spent worrying about the minute details and insignificant occurrences. Focus on the big picture and let the little things go.
  • Eliminate self-doubt. Develop an I can do it attitude and believe in your own ability. Feeling secure about oneself is a certain way to know how to find inner peace and creates spiritual awareness.
  • Relax, relate, release. Find a few moments every day to simply relax. By doing so it helps to release the stress from the day and usher in greater feelings of peace.

Lastly, look for the positives. Whether you believe it or not, every situation or circumstance has some positive characteristic. Finding the positives in every situation is another way to reduce what could be a stressful situation. Remember spiritual awareness is a state of mind that only you can control.

 

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Self-confidence can be the deciding factor in feeling as if you are on top of the world or being frightened out of your mind. The way in which you perceive yourself has a huge impact on the way other individuals view you. Perception is a reality, and the more self-confidence you allow yourself to have, the more likely you are to succeed. Most of the factors that will affect your self-confidence may be outside your control. As such, there are several self confidence tips that you can pick to learn how to be more confident.

Here are some self confidence tips you may want to try in an effort to gain the self-confidence you desire.

Dress to impress: Although clothes may not necessarily make you, they will surely affect the way in which you feel about yourself. No one is any more focused on your appearance than you are. If you don’t feel like you are looking good, it will show in the way you interact with people around you and in the way they may act towards you. So make the necessary changes to ensure you are looking and feeling your best. This doesn’t mean you need to go out and spend lots of money on new clothes, but you may want to make a few key purchases that help to boost your confidence in your wardrobe.

Walk faster: A quick way to tell how an individual feels about him or herself is all in the way they walk. Learn how to be more confident by changing the way you walk. People who are confident walk at a faster pace as if to say that they have places to go and important work to be done. Even though you may not be in a rush, it may increase your self-confidence by picking up the pace.

Good posture: Individuals who tend to have slumped shoulders and slow movements appear to lack self-confidence. They show no enthusiasm towards what they are doing and their posture may signal feelings of unimportance. Let your shape or size not define the process of how to be more confident. You will start to feel more confident by practicing good posture. Stand straight and make eye contact. No matter your shape but this will ensure you make a good first impression and you will feel more alert and empowered.

Compliment others: How to be more confident if we have negative feelings about ourselves. We tend to project those feelings toward others by making insults. In an effort to stop this negative cycle, make praising others a habit. By looking for good in other people, you will bring out the best in yourself. This is one of the more important self confidence tips.

Work out: Just as personal appearance is important, so is physical appearance. No self confidence tips will help if you feel you may not be in the best of health. You’ll feel insecure, less energetic and unattractive. If you begin to work out, your physical appearance will change and you will feel more energetic and in turn you will give off a more energetic vibe.

Focus on contributing: We often allow ourselves to get so caught up in our own wants that we have no time to focus on the needs of others. Best among self confidence tips is to induce self confidence in others. Taking time out to be assistive to others is a great way to help those in need, which can help generate positive feelings about yourself. You kick start the cycle of how to be more confident in not only yourself but others who will start looking up to you.

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