Day to day life can be busy beyond measure. It can get to the point that we forget to relax, we don’t make space for ourselves anymore, everything just gets a bit too much. Almost to the point, we are grasping at straws on a daily basis. It can be hard. And, sometimes in life, we get hit with painful things, things that we don’t see coming.
But, it is important that you start to find a little bit of peace. A safe space in your mind, and home that you can relax into. It might be hard, but it is so required.
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Time is something that feels like a strange concept. When we say to people we need time, we try and put limits on what we need. How long will we need to process? The truth is, we put timers on things, that really should have as long as you need.
Sometimes it is because life is overwhelming, other times it is because something has happened that is out of our control. Giving yourself the freedom to take time when you need it can do wonders.
If and when you feel like talking, then you should. But, sometimes you need more than talking with a friend over coffee. You might need crisis counseling services or a therapist. Someone trained to help you navigate what you are going through. Being able to verbalize what is bothering us, even if it sounds like something small, is essential.
If you have the chance to create something, written, art, painting, or something more time-intensive like making a table, then do it. You might need to use the ‘time’ mentioned above to relax your brain for a while. And do something fun. Having hobbies that we can do makes us happier. It is something that we enjoy, and by doing it every day, or every few days, we can begin to raise our happiness levels.
Often when we are feeling bad already, we begin to scroll through Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We see people having wonderful lives, in love, being happy, and pretty much always on a sunny beach. But they are sharing the happy highlights of their life. It might not be fake, but it is the showreel. And, it can be hard not to feel like you are not living as you should be.
But, they say that comparison is the thief of joy, and they are, of course, correct.
You can practice mindfulness in a number of ways. One of them is listening to guided meditation, another is listening to sleep stories as you drift off to sleep. It might only take ten minutes a day for you to achieve some sense of clarity and peace. The Calm app and Headspace are particularly great ones. Although there are others on the market that you might like to check out.
Finding peace isn’t as simple as doing one thing. We are complex creatures, and finding the right combination is vital.