If you’ve dreamed of being in a loving relationship or being successful in the “YouEconomy” or walking out of a toxic job or relationship, you always wondered how to find inner peace. Looking for Inner Peace makes you an actual Unicorn. Digital nomads or not, the Unicorns are everywhere according to recent studies, constantly looking for what they can’t find on google: Inner Peace.
People across industries are applying their knowledge in new, innovative ways, and learning new skills, but applying the latest technology is no longer enough to feel happy within. Endless time invested in creating resources to design better lives, trading family time to building professional success and, yet, only personal wisdom is able to enrich your life beyond social conditioning .
Is it possible to find Inner Peace? While you’re traveling in your mind or surfing the net looking for the holy grail, for the best part of human history, it is an internal emotional wave that you must learn to navigate. The answer is not outside your reach, or in the outer world, and you can find it closer than you might think: peace starts with you. Here are a few simple steps to get closer to your happy self.
Go for a walk
Clearing your mind of worries, negative thoughts and anxieties, could be a tall order. Start by thinking how simply amazing life is. There are difficult patches along the way, of course! How do you escape the darkness and the overwhelm of challenges? When you go for a walk, remember to leave your worries behind, start noticing the sounds around you, the colours in front of you. Trees, flowers, birds are an unequivocal proof that no winter survive spring.
Help Someone who is struggling
It is hard not to notice someone who is struggling. Helping others is a complex process but it helps you healing your own wounds. Be mindful that, perhaps, talking doesn’t appeal to them, and forcing them into a conversation could have the exact opposite effect. Ask them what they want to do or offer to listen, lend them an ear, to release their pain. A simple hug could change the way they feel about themselves. Each time you want to help somebody is like being in an airplane which experience severe turbulence, and if you want to help others, you must remember to put your oxygen mask first .
Learn to Listen
Most of the time, living in a big city, doesn’t give you the time to ‘make conversation’ with total strangers on your commute, your next-door neighbour or even your close friends and family.
What if you are not an extrovert? Start with a smile, doesn’t cost you anything and the chances are, the world will smile back with you. Research shows that as little as a smile, listening and engaging in a few minutes of good communication, makes you happier. You might not change the world, but you could change somebody’s day for better.
Social skills are natural to humans, we just need to remember we are humans after all, and while unique in every aspect of our existence, respecting our differences makes us better individuals.
Celebrating simple things and everything in between
The standards of your thinking determine the standards of your life. Your thinking can go as far as your imagination takes you. Plan an outing and expect to be a great experience, anticipate best outcome. Share your enthusiasm with others or simply write about any up-coming celebrations in your journal/ blog .
There is more to life than just work, there is Celebrating your Work! If work is what defines you, celebrate your passion for helping others! One of our columnist and dear friend Ysanne Lewis celebrated 40 years since she launched her business and invited a group of remarkable people along.
What we had in commune? Celebrating Ysanne’s passion for her work. Each guest was asked to share what triggered them to own a business instead of working for somebody else. I’ve met amazing women who, just like me and you, survived many challenges along the way. When the conversation started, I realised that it wasn’t the champagne flowing that made Ysanne’s celebrations memorable at The Iron of Duke, Mayfair’s hidden gem, but making meaningful connections with the other guests.
What if you have nothing to celebrate?
Anticipating a joyful occasion strengthens your positive attitude and masters your optimism. How do I know? When I turned fifty years old, my children organised a surprise party on my birthday, knowing that I will be “busy” and forget to celebrate again, like every other year before. Thanks to them, I learned that we all have choices to make and live by them. Since, I made a wise decision to celebrate my birthday each day. I am now fifty eight years young.
Start looking for simple things in your life. It is a scientific fact that joyful, simple things enhance happiness.
When possible, see a show like How to be Human with Ruby Wax