Are you someone who is constantly on the go?
Do you even remember the last time you allowed a little peace and quiet or a little downtime in your life?
Peace and relaxation are things you seldom allow to be in your existence, and yet they are something you need in order to eliminate the adrenaline overload you function on non-stop.
So, how do you allow yourself more peace?
Be In Nature
One way is simply to go out in nature.
Studies have shown that walking in nature changes the blood flow in the brain to improve moods.
Being in the natural world gives one the sense of being away from the day to day stresses and strains of life and allows one to put matters in perspective.
I recently went to Ohio for my family reunion. Some of my family members live out in the country, so I was able to take walks in the woods and see the leaves beginning to change colors and watch the birds and chipmunks in the trees. It was just so peaceful for me to simply be out there in nature.
So, when you are in nature, try what I do.
Sit somewhere comfortable, extend your energy out.
Touch the plants and animals with your energy and thank them for being there.
Then just enjoy the peaceful, nourishing energy that nature provides
Another way is to let go of your expectations of others.
You probably, like most people, have so many expectations of who and what everyone should or should not be and what they should and shouldn’t do. And then if those expectations are not met, you most likely get upset with them and perhaps even angry.
Does that really help you? Does it change what the other person has done? Probably not much.
And are the expectations you ARE creating actually important? Does it really matter whether events happen to meet your expectations? Again, most likely it does not matter as much as you may think it does.
Chances are that if you allowed yourself to look at how things actually turned out, it still basically OK the way it is. You may be upset with it and making it wrong simply because it is different than the way you said it should be, and you don’t want to be wrong!
So what if you could release those expectations and allow people to actually be who they are? True, it is not what you are used to, but give it a try. If you can stop creating expectations of people and events, or at least let go of the upset if things don’t turn out quite the way you expected, it can go a long way towards creating and allowing more peace and calm to show up.
When you are “shoulding” you are saying that you SHOULD have done or said something. It’s an extension of expectations that is directed at you.
Now rather than judging others you are judging yourself because you didn’t live up to the expectations that you placed upon you!
All of that “shoulding” only creates more frustration, more of a sense of being wrong and more unhappiness.
What can you do? While we’re striving to change your life or wishing things could have been different, you often forget to pay attention to what you have right now.
Be grateful for what you HAVE accomplished, even the things that didn’t turn out the way you wanted them to. After all, those things combined brought you to this moment in your life and you can change anything from here forward!
Are you ready for more peace and calm and relaxation now?
You and your body deserve it!
Ready to release stress in your life? Check out my eBook, “Releasing Stress — Tips for Destressing Your Life” for more ways you can relax and let go of stress.
And click here for my “Earth Gratitude Meditation” recording