Peace is an inside job. You are the only one who can tune in to the peace vibe - no one can do it for you. If you find yourself in a pattern of turmoil, overwhelm, or anxiety, follow these 3 quick steps to turn it on it's head and start tuning in to your peace.
We all want a little more peace in our lives. Sanity seems to be out of stock and peace feels like a luxury reserved for a few elite people. Guess what! Sanity and peace are available to you - right now - in this moment. You can tune in to peace and serenity. It's possible for you!
Do you ever feel more and more anxious when things keep happening faster than you can process them? You just want to finish one thing before you're hit with another "problem" but they keep flying at you like an automated ball pitcher at the batting cages. You keep swinging and missing...swinging and missing...swinging and missing. It's exhausting and, frankly, overwhelming.
Life is meant to be filled with fun, joy, excitement, peace, calm, happiness, and all those other great-feeling emotions. The problem is - wait for it - we focus on the problem. Our focus is what keeps us from experiencing the feelings we like! Change your focus, change your emotions.
It ALWAYS comes back to this: Your words have meaning (that you have attached to them). You use those meaningful words in your thoughts (your area of focus). Those thoughts create emotions. Your emotions give way to actions, which dictate your results. It always starts with your thoughts - which is what you focus on.
Here's a quick way to get those thoughts in check, that you can do any time, anywhere. WARNING: Following this method may lead to inner peace and happiness.
1. Name the Limiting Thought or Behavior
I recommend you write this down at first. As you get more practice, you can do this in your head. You want to name the thought or behavior (which comes from your thoughts) that is limiting you. For example, you could be struggling with procrastination. You would write down "Procrastination" as your limiting thought or behavior. Another one could be the feeling of anger or frustration you've been holding every time you think about a person or situation. Write down "Anger" as your limiting thought or behavior.
2. Call Out What You Do Instead
In this next step, you will write down (and eventually move to just thinking it), "I don't do [limiting thought or behavior]. I do [desired thought or behavior]." If you chose procrastination, you would write, "I don't do procrastination. I do immediate action." For anger, you could write, "I don't do anger. I do forgiveness." Anger is a special emotion, because it is really triggered by a fear you have. Look closely to examine what your fear-based trigger is that causes the anger.
3. List All the People Who Benefit
Create a list of all the people who benefit from you changing this limiting thought or behavior. Will it help your partner, kids, spouse, dog, cat, great-aunt Melvina? Write them down! This is one of the most compelling of the three steps. Knowing who you are impacting creates new perspective. You should also, write down yourself - you are impacted most of all.
That's it! You've got this!
Follow the three quick steps above (as many times as you need to change your limiting thought or behavior) and you will feel a difference. You are not alone on this journey. You are so much stronger and more capable than you think, and your inner-self is waiting to help you align with your inner peace.
Faith Joy (a.k.a. The Fear Engineer)