I hope these words of encouragement help you look at the bright side of a challenge, see the opportunity in the struggle, and uncover the hidden meaning in the mess. When it seems like life is just a big chaotic heartache, there’s always something else at play.
Stressful moments can easily cloud our vision and spoil our state of inner peace. Knowing how to relieve stress, and putting that knowledge into action on a consistent basis, is an act of self-care and self-preservation. Here’s a simple 4-step process to keep you feeling calm inside even when it’s chaos outside.
When life seems hard, turn to this affirmation for peace to help you reconnect with what’s important. The statement, “I trust life,” reaffirms your faith that there is a lesson and a blessing in each situation, whether it’s easy or challenging. This affirmation is a reminder of your oneness with life.
A broken heart is oftentimes the only sure way to awaken the sleeping soul. In other words, when your heart is breaking, you’re experiencing a transformation that seems unbearable in the moment, yet it is calling forth an unshakable strength that you didn’t even know you had in you.
The good times can easily become clouded by the negative experiences we hold on to. Today, let’s make a pact with ourselves to remember and prioritize the good times, the happy memories, and the positive parts of our past.
Meditation is not as mysterious as it may seem. These sweet and short meditation techniques take the mystery out of the practice so you can gain inner peace and clarity whenever you need it most. Five minutes (and an open mind) is all you need.
Sometimes, we need to remind ourselves that rest is not idleness or laziness, and it would do us a lot of good to slow down inside. Here’s a handful of ways to relieve stress, boost your mood, and keep stillness inside you even when the world around you is rushing by.
There are some things worth holding onto—things like love, hope, healthy relationships, compassion, and passion. Just the same, there are some things worth letting go—things like comparison, competition, blame, shame, and fear.
Not to spoil the ending for you, but everything’s going to be alright. When you need a little hope to light your way, repeat this affirmation. Trust that everything will be okay in the end, and that if it’s not okay, it’s not the end.
Breath is our most accessible tool for countering stress, yet we often take it for granted. Try these breathing exercises to face stressful situations and people with a steady hand, a forgiving heart, and a peaceful inner state.