We all live in a busy world and it’s hard to have more peace when you’re constantly feeling stressed and anxious. If you don’t have inner peace, you can’t achieve peace in the outer world. Just like Marcus Aurelius once said, “He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.” We often do and say things we don’t mean, we argue with people we love, and we often forget the most important things in life. No wonder, we often end up feeling miserable and absolutely unhappy. Take a look at the list of rules you should live by to have more peace in your life.
Forgiveness is the first rule you should live by to have more peace in life. Forgive others and yourself no matter what they and you did. If your friend wasn’t there at a time you needed her, forgive her. If your sibling said something hurtful to you, forgive them. We are human beings, and we all tend to make mistakes. By forgiving everyone, you will be able to live life without anger and grievance. You should also forgive yourself for everything you’ve done and everything you can’t change. Sometimes we can’t change the situation; all we can do is to accept it and live a peaceful life.
2. Accept things you can’t change
As I said before, we are human beings so we can’t change everything. But it’s important to learn how to recognize when you can change something about the situation and when you should just accept it. Try to accept circumstances in your life that have been hurtful, all mistakes you have made, and things that are holding you back from moving forward in life. If you really can’t change them, accept them. This way, you will be able to move on with your life and have more peace in life.
3. Relate to others
It’s so easy to judge others, especially when we are angry at someone, but if you want to have more peace in life, you should learn to relate to others. It’s easy to say that woman is rude and it’s easy to avoid her, but I think it’s important to understand the reason why she behaves in that way. She might be nice and kind, and a grief or some life problems might make her unfriendly. Instead of avoiding someone, try to understand them and help them. Put yourself in their shoes and don’t judge anyone.
4. Let go of other people’s opinions
To have more peace in life, you have to let go of the past and other people’s opinions. You need also to let go of any restraint that is holding you back from reaching your goals. When we dwell on the past, we can’t look forward and we can’t live a happy and fulfilled life. Many people, many opinions. You can’t please everyone.
5. Refresh your life
It’s important to refresh your life with new goals, new dreams and new ideas once in a while. I do it a few times a year and it helps me to live more interesting life and to live life with purpose. Just make sure you don’t set too many goals and make sure your goals are achievable. You need to relax every day no matter how busy your schedule is. Wealth is nothing without health. You can’t have more peace in life, when you work the whole day and night.
6. Improve your relationships
We should never stop improving relationships with ourselves and other people. To live more peaceful life, try to come to good terms with your parents, siblings, friends, co-workers and even enemies. This will give you a great sense of peace. Plus, you will worry less and stress less. Keep a positive view about those around you and you won’t waste your time hating others.
7. Keep a gratitude journal
Probably you know that journal writing is good for your well-being. However, have you ever thought of keeping a gratitude journal? My life is full of stressful situations, demands, hassles and deadlines. Writing a gratitude journal helps me stay positive and keep a high level of self-esteem. There are many people who always try to bring me down or hurt me, but they fail to do it. I love my family, job and my overall lifestyle, and I’m grateful for all the things I have in life. I don’t see any reason to say that my life is miserable and I’m not a happy person. If you are trying to overcome a hard time, consider writing a gratitude journal every day. Before going to bed, write down a few things you are grateful for in life. In a week you will see that you are a rich and happy person, and in a month you will see that your life is full of good and positive things.
8. Revive your efforts
Finally, check in with yourself every month and if you are not living by one of the rules mentioned above, make sure you revive these principles and start over. We all have busy schedules, so it’s no wonder we forget what matters. That’s why we need to know the rules to live by to have more peace in life.
Bring more peace to your life by following these tips. They have helped me over the years and I hope they will help you as well. Life can be difficult at times, but we can always make is easier and happier. Do you have any rules you live by to have more peace? Share your thoughts with us, please.