“Many people think excitement is happiness…. But when you are excited you are not peaceful. True happiness is based on peace.”
― Thích Nhất Hạnh
When was the last time you experienced personal peace? In our high tech, high results world we tend to experience more stress than peace.
More and more people are in the grips of stress and it is affecting their health, their outlook on life and it is affecting their emotions. You’ve probably have seen people who are too stressed, too angry and depressed. Those people aren’t experiencing much in terms of personal peace.
It is hard to cram all of what life demands into a 24 hour day and yet people try. They take shortcuts on their exercise, their diet, and their sleep and wonder why they have a short temper, are gaining weight and feel physically ill.
Lissa Rankin has written a book about her personal question for personal peace. One of the remedies getting free of the stuff that creates a lot of stress. For Lissa it was getting away from a stress producing job and creating a less stressful way of life.
Lissa’s process can help you manage stress in your life. Healing starts with a lifestyle that is less hectic.
Because stress impacts our ability to think and keep our emotions intact, here’s another resource that can provide you with information to improve the quality of your life.
Increasing compassion in your life will help you improve your ability to relate and develop relationships with others. Being more generous sends a positive message to others and reduces tension. Kindness will do more good in a tense situation than staying angry. Take charge of your emotions and become more compassionate. Express kindness and see if it increases cooperation with others.
Imagine shifting your language to get better personal and professional results. Perhaps your interactions with others is stressed and it feels uncomfortable. Maybe the relationship with your co-workers or associates isn’t what you want it to be. There are ways to build better relationships. One way is with the words you use (take a look at the short video clip below).
Another way to increase personal peace is through meditation. Just spending a few minutes each day meditation can bring about positive emotional health benefits. To learn more about meditation practices take a look at “How to do Mindful Meditation”.
Learn how to activate personal peace in your life, to reduce stress, increase emotional well-being and to live a happier life.