During this episode, I share that the path to finding peace in your life is to focus on creating inner peace. You can absolutely do this and I share a few different ways to achieve this. If you feel like your life is in overwhelm, there is never enough time in the day, or that you are stuck in place, because of a warring of “push-pull” going on inside you, then tune in and learn steps you can take to create inner peace. It is simply a choice, and it starts with the choice to listen to this episode and learn!
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Another source of peace is a peaceful environment. What kind of home have you created? Have you created space for peace? A room where the moment you walk into it. You feel a sense of calm come over your body. Or perhaps it's a practice of peace through yoga, or meditation, that you stop and practice in your day giving yourself mental peace in your day. We all need this in our fast paced worlds. Perhaps it's finding a place in nature that you go to because nature is so calming on our nervous system. Do you feel peace when you step into nature, just think about it. And I'm very fortunate I am surrounded by nature. And yet I still notice when I take the time to step into it, instead of just being surrounded by it, the difference that it has me feel. And I've shared this story before. But one time when I was really aware of it was actually after I'd spent an entire day in Vancouver, you know, dealing with traffic, going to different stores, getting errands done dealing with crowds. And on my way home, I stopped at a local campground to celebrate my niece's birthday, because her family was camping there. And I pulled into their campsite, I got out of the car, I walked over to the Porta Potti washroom. And as I walked back from that little porta Potti, to their campsite, which was all of 100 meters, I realized, wow, I already feel at peace. And I haven't even been here two minutes. That's how powerful nature is at helping us drop into peace. And so go for a walk, step into the woods be surrounded by trees whenever you can. Because it will really help you create that peaceful environment. And we all need this. In our fast paced world today. 100 years ago, we didn't have all the distractions and interruptions we have today. No TVs, no phones, computers, tablets, constantly pinging at US demanding our attention, it becomes overwhelming for our brains. And because our phones go with us everywhere, we really aren't giving our brains a break. In other words, they aren't getting any peace. Even when we sleep, our brain is still working. So it's important to give our brains some peaceful time in our day. And for me, that means doing some yoga, focusing on my breath on my movement on how my body feels. So I can release all those other thoughts about my day that would otherwise barge in. I also love to meditate, usually just for 10 minutes at a time, at the beginning or end of my day. Right as I'm waking up, or as I'm falling asleep, as these are the best times to meditate. It's so much easier for your brain to get into the brain with a brainwave level that you want for meditation. And so it allows me to gently drift into sleep, or gently wake into my day, giving myself a peaceful transition in this process. Where my brain doesn't have a steady stream of distractions, it simply gets to slowly wake up or slowly wind down and feel at peace during the meditation. And I know many people worry about whether they are meditating properly or doing it right. And if we have those thoughts running around in our mind, then that's creating stress. And so I want to assure you that you are doing it right. And you can't be at peace if you are constantly wondering if you are. So my suggestion is to use a guided meditation, listen to what you were being told in the meditation and try to follow it as best you can. If your mind wanders off, and you get distracted, don't beat yourself up, because that isn't peaceful. Instead, just recognize that it happened. And know that it's totally normal. And gently bring your thoughts back to the guided meditation and keep going. It can actually be helpful. If you notice your mind wandered away to just label it. Thinking, as in, I was thinking, right? That's what your brain is supposed to do. It's supposed to think so it's doing its job, and there's no reason to beat yourself up for it. So just label it thinking. Now you're aware of it, and then come back to the guided meditation and listen again, and your brains gonna wander off again. And label it again thinking and then just gently bring it on back. Some days you'll be better at concentrating on a meditation than others. The more you do it, the easier it will become. And you'll notice that your brain thanks you for those moments of peace in each and every day. So the lesson from today's podcast is that if you want more peace in your life, start by creating peace within yourself in the ways I've mentioned in this episode. And if you'd like more support with that, please do reach out and connect with me. Next week, my guest is somebody who is helping to bring peace into our school systems with bully proof classrooms. He's an incredible fellow who has his own story to share in finding his own peace within himself. And now that he's figured out how to do that for himself, he's sharing that with others in a very profound way that will make a huge difference to our youth and teens in the world today, and I hope his work can spread far and wide quickly, which is why I want to have him on the show and get his message out there. So thank you for listening. Have a wonderful week ahead. I hope you incorporate some of these tips to start finding peace within yourself during a busy holiday season. And thank you as always, for listening and sharing my show.