Pretty much everyone in the world could benefit from having a more peaceful mind. Although this is certainly true, most people don’t really know how to go about getting it, and the result of that is a lot of needless and unnecessary suffering that could actually be easily avoided. If you are aware that you could probably have a more peaceful mind, but you are not entirely sure about how to make it a reality, then read on.
In this article, we are going to take you through some of the most effective and efficient ways to make your mind genuinely more peaceful. All of the following is going to make that so much easier for you to do, and you will find that your quality of life improves greatly as a result. Let’s take a look right now.
Find The Time To Meditate
Arguably one of the very best things you can do if you are experiencing a lot of anxiety and want to make your mind more peaceful is to meditate and pray. This is something that a lot of people are keen to do, but it can be hard to find the time to do it. There is an old Zen joke that says you should meditate for twenty minutes each day – unless you are too busy, in which case you should meditate for an hour. This speaks to a basic truth about how time functions in our minds: if you are rushed off your feet, you’ll feel as though you have no spare time at all, even though you can actually always make more if you really want to.
Once you start making the time to meditate, you’ll notice huge changes in your mental health, and in particular you will start to feel more at peace before you know it. To find the time to meditate on the word of God and pray, set out a daily practice window of around half an hour, and make sure you stick to it. Tell your family that you are not reachable during that half hour, too, just to avoid any distractions. Make sure you find a good place to sit where you won’t be disturbed, and then pray a rosary.
You can even recite some prayers for anxiety before going to sleep or before starting your day. All of this can be a great help to you.
Doing this once a day could change your life, and it will certainly improve your peace of mind naturally and easily, so make sure that you are thinking about doing this at the very least. Give it a go and see what happens.
Clear Out Your Home
Research has shown that having a messy home can make your mind feel messy. In fact, you can go so far as to say that your home is usually a pretty accurate reflection of your state of mind. When the mind is calm, the home is generally calm too. You should therefore make sure that you are approaching this from both sides of the equation. As well as trying to keep your mind calm in order to improve your home, work on keeping your home clear so that your mind can be clear too.
This is all about getting rid of all those things you don’t really need, and making space in the home in which you can then relax. If you identify a lot of items to get rid of, but you don’t really know how to do it, try to find storage fast and put it in there for the time being while you work it all out. You will at least have an emptier home, and your mind will be so much more peaceful in general.
Notice Your Judgements
Everyone has their own internal judgements, and in a way they are perfectly natural. They can however be quite unhelpful too, and you might find that it is important to be able to work on these as best as you can. If you have a lot of judgements in particular, this can mean that you struggle to keep your mind clear to the necessary degree, and that can be a real nuisance for most people. So it’s best to overcome and work with these, if possible.
This process is simply a case of watching your mind more so that you can start to appreciate what judgements appear and when, and why it is that they crop up. Then you can start to let them go, one by one, as you see through them for the resistance that they are. This practice is a powerful one, and it will melt away your stress and the chaos in your mind, replacing it with peace and calm.