“If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.” – Marvin Gaye
As a health coach, I often discuss with my clients the unexpected positive spillover that regular exercise kickstarts.
When you start exercising, you often sleep better, eat better and gain self-confidence. I believe when you are at peace with yourself, there is a similar domino effect.
Here are a few ways inner peace sets the stage for everything else:
You Can Live in the Present
“Live in the present”, “enjoy the moment”, “be here now”. When you’re at peace with yourself, these ideals come easier, because you’re not busy worrying about what happened in the past, or what could happen in the future.
Finding peace means trusting your decisions; the decisions that have brought you here, and the decisions you’ll face in the future. When you trust yourself, the worry of what could be fades away and the present moment becomes the focus.
You Accept Without Frustration
Being at peace with yourself means fully accepting you, your thoughts, your actions, your situations. By accepting what is, you let go of frustration, no longer caught up in how it “should” be.
Like living in the present moment, accepting where you are now in your journey, allows you to take charge of your path instead of getting frustrated when things out of your control don’t go as planned. It’s easier to detach yourself from outer situations because you feel in control of your reaction, which you’ll find is all that matters.
Confidence spills over
When you’re at peace with yourself, you can’t help but ooze confidence! You will stop searching for validation from others, because you trust your gut.
This doesn’t mean you’ll always make the right decisions, or excel in everything you do, but you won’t fret over your mistakes. Being at peace brings comfort in doing what you feel is right at the moment, and openness in learning from missteps.
What are you doing to find peace with yourself?
Overall, finding peace with yourself will reduce your stress, and open doors you may have unconsciously closed off.
With inner peace comes presentness, acceptance, and a confidence that will allow your life to click into place. Start by tuning inward to your goals and emotions, and play with trusting your gut over your doubts and fears. Being at peace is a process, and takes work, but the reward is sweet!
How are you going to find peace with yourself? Do you have any other ideas to share with us? Let us know in the comment section below.