We live in times of anxiety, “critical times hard to deal with.” Many are reeling from financial crises, family breakdown, war, deadly disease outbreaks, and natural or man-made disasters. Add to this a variety of personal worries: ‘Will the growth I discovered on my body turn out to be cancer?’ ‘What kind of world will my grandchildren grow up in?’ What can we do to maintain our peace in the middle of all this chaos? How do you maintain peace of mind? This article will give you practical tips on maintaining some peace during turbulent times and renew your mind.
The answer involves applying practical wisdom, nurturing real faith in God, and building a reliable hope for the future.
Here are some Easy Practical Steps I did that may prove helpful for you:
One thing I had to do for sure was to back away from news media reports, social media, and anything that brings negativity. I want to be informed, but I don’t need to sink into depression and anxiety over it. and right now it seems like the media is permeated with this kind of information. Many things are beyond our control. So dwelling over it will not change anything.
Since I am home more than usual these days, Another practical tip on maintaining some peace during this time is that I have really spent more time and energy into gardening. It’s so therapeutic! I can shift the focus off negativity and more on creativity and positivity. I can just distress, talk to God, and keep physically fit; which is really good for not only your mind but your body as well. You may want to start a new hobby or project. You have to shift your focus. Managing stress and anxiety is a lot easier if one is well-rested. Make sure to get plenty of sleep. when Your mind is sharp and alert, you can better focus on the more important things.
Take care of your health.
Eat well and get plenty of exercises. Exercise your mind, body, and soul. The eating and sitting all day in front of a tV or electronic device won’t cut it. Got to get up and move! Get that heart pumping so all those beautiful nerves can get some oxygen. But make sure what you eat is just as important. Eating vegetables and proteins can do much for the soul.
One thing I found very important Avoid, or at least reduce your consumption of nicotine and any drinks containing caffeine and alcohol. Especially if you need to rest at night. Caffeine is a stimulant. Caffeine can affect your mind and heart at times in the wrong way. It can keep your body from resting properly. Ever had wild crazy dreams? What did you consume an hour or two before going to bed? Hummm…makes you think. Huh?
I found some great articles on dealing with stress and anxiety that were very practical and helpful.
You can visit them here: How to deal with anxiety? or This article how to deal with constant Anxieties. The articles helped me gain strength and courage by meditating on the examples of others rather than focusing on our own difficulties. They were particularly helpful to me and my family as we are still recovering from Hurricane Florence from 2 years ago! We are still living in an RV and trying to keep our sanity as we go from day to day living out of suitcases. 6 people! Thank goodness for back porch swings and fire pits…lol just go outside and listen to the birds.
Create a relaxing environment
In addition to reading, spending time with family I love to create A mood for myself to help my mind to relax and focus. I will grab a cup of tea, a good book, and light a soft relaxing candle such as lavender and chamomile or if I’m needing a little pick me up I will light a fresh energizing citrus fragrance candle. I absolutely love my white tea and ginger fragrance candle! it has something like a mix of green vegetation and a hint of tea fragrance in it. It smells so good! Before you know it I’ve Totally forgotten about the craziness out there in the world and now I can put my mind on what I need to focus on; my family and have a better outlook.
It doesn’t hurt to have an essential oil diffuser running in the room as well. Add a few drops of essential oils into the aroma diffuser, you will definitely enjoy a sound sleep whether you’re taking a short nap, or tucking in for the night. This one on Amazon has great reviews. Try it out and see if you like it. We also really liked these candle holders for tea lights found on Amazon they are 100% Himalayan Salt Natural Crystal Rock Tea Light Candle Holders.
These are just a few suggestions. Im sure there are thousands more. What helps you to maintain your peace during these chaotic times? Please share. We’d love to hear from you. Maybe someone can benefit from your comment. Have you discovered a new hobby? Or maybe you tackled a new project. Feel free to leave a comment and share how you are maintaining your peace of mind during these turbulent times.
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