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.
Even if your whole world seems upset, you can maintain a sense of inner calm and peace of mind. This is something we all want, but it requires practice. Here are a few ideas from my own journey that might speak to yours.
There are many ways to see the same situation. Rather than automatically searching for flaws, open your mind (and heart) and seek out the positive aspects of what’s going on—or at least another perspective. When we balance our brains, we’ll truly know what harmony on earth feels like. These quotes about being open-minded might help.
There are some things money can’t buy, and these are quite possibly the most important things in life (at least I think so). Here’s a humble collection of gems that I wouldn’t trade for any “thing” in the world.
If you want to know how to be happy again, first know that it’s possible. This (approximately) one-minute practice can help you shift out of a bad mood and into a more positive frame of mind, no matter the situation or circumstance you find yourself in.
To so many, growing up and growing old is scary, boring, and even tragic. These quotes about growing old will encourage you to leave behind any negative thoughts about aging and appreciate the blessing that is your life.
Embrace the power of the present moment. When you consciously vow to live in the moment, you’ll notice how beautiful life really is and how amazing it is that you’re living and breathing right now.