Happy Friday Ladies!
I have found myself more reflective over the past 5 years. Maybe that comes with age. I have every good intention of going to sleep some nights at 10 pm, only to roll over and think about 4 billion things that run through my mind, I was thinking last night, how do you find peace in your life? What brings you inner peace?
For me, I find that if I “Don’t sweat the small stuff’, that helps me with not worrying about minor things in life. I ask myself, “Is this important in the Grand Scheme of Life” and if i answer no, i let it go.
Mediation. I have learned to use Guided Mediation and this will help relax me and keep me centered and “in the moment.’ If you are interested in Guided Meditation, I have found many recordings that are useful on Amazon. I also wrote about living ‘in the moment’ in this blog post.
Self- Care- taking care of one’s self is not an act of selfishness. I find that it shows a respectfulness and love for yourself. I enjoy taking baths, with espom salts to help relieve muscle pain, as well as just the act of taking care of my body with healthy foods and exercise is so important.
Journal- I use a journal that I write in each night, and write about the day, my feelings and emotions. By recognizing how I feel on a given day I am practicing self- awareness.
Gratitude- I think with inner peace, comes a gratitude that we experience. I may list things in my journal in which I am grateful, or i may make a mental list of things. I am certainly grateful for my husband, and lucky to have a supporting and understanding hubby. I know dealing with a chronic condition and disease is not always easy, but having someone there for you is so important.
I am grateful for my family. We have a very loving and supportive family. I miss my Dad, but realize that family is so important in life. Along those lines, I am grateful for my puppies. We got them when I was at my worst, with EDS and they are such a comfort and joy.
Do not harbour grudges. There are few things in life worth holding on to. I find that holding on to anger only hurts you and adds stress and negativity to life. Let things go!
Enjoy Nature– for me, being outside is very calming. One of the most peaceful places I find is the woods. I enjoy camping and exploring in nature. I try and take the time to enjoy the “little things’. I love to take hikes and to just explore different areas. We are not far from the mountains, here in Charlotte, and it is one of the things i love most about this area.
Don’t Compare– It can be difficult to do in this day and age of social media. Realize that images are just that, not representations of real life. Try not to compare yourself or your life to others. If you can be happy with the life you have, and have gratitude for the things that are most important to you, I find there is less of a need for comparison.
Self-Love– Being happy with yourself. I know for me, this has taken some years. I do feel midlife is a time where we may find more acceptance and happiness within ourselves, as we learn more about ourselves. Appreciate the person you are. If you had to describe yourself, without using physical characteristics, how would you?
Pray- I say prayers at any time helping me, thanking God for blessings I have.
Hobbies- Unleash your creativity. I think for me, there is a peace in being able to do what I love- writing, fashion, and music are just some of my interests. Read What’s Your Passion?
I wouldn’t say all of these things are easy, but for me, they are ways I find peace within myself. . I would love to hear your thoughts and how you find inner peace?
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On a lighter note, today begins the Nordstrom Sale for the public. Every blogger and their mother posted about it, and I don’t want to oversaturate . However, I wanted to let my readers know that this Annual Sale will have items for Fall, at a discount.
So happy shopping if you choose to do so!
Have a wonderful weekend!
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