Solitude

  • Schedule a date with yourself, a time when you don’t need to meet anyone else’s requests, and do something that feeds your mind and spirit. 
  • Sit in nature and let yourself simply be.
  • Be your own best friend. 
  • Repeat some positive affirmations that help you feel present, peaceful, and empowered.
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  • Engage in art therapy: paint or start a journal.
  • Create a peace collage. Include images that make you feel relaxed and at ease. 
  • Take a walk with the sole intention of photographing beautiful things that make you feel at peace.
  • Write a blog post about what gives you peace of mind.
  • Tell the truth in your relationships. 
  • Catch critical, blaming, or self-victimizing thoughts. 
  • Have fun with someone you love. Forget about everything that feels like a problem and do something silly and childlike.
  • Ask a friend to join a yoga studio with you, or invite them to jog with you on the beach.
  • Volunteer your time to help a charity you believe in. 
  • Volunteer at your local animal shelter. 
  • Do something kind for someone else without expecting anything in return.
  • Leverage your passion to help someone else (i.e.: if you’re an aspiring designer, design a logo for a friend)
Communication as therapy
  • Write down everything that’s weighing you down mentally and then burn it as a form of letting go.
  • Write down everything you’ve learned from a difficult experience so you can see it as something useful and empowering instead of something to stress you out.
  • Apologize for a mistake instead of rehashing it, and then choose to forgive yourself.
Meditation tips for peace of mind
  • Take 5 to 10 minutes for a simple seated meditation.
  • Take 100 deep breaths, counting “and one,” “and two,” and so on, with “and” on the inhalations and the numbers on the exhalations.
  • Take a meditative walk, focusing solely on the physical sensations of walking.
  • Find a guided meditation on YouTube and let it lull you into a blissful state of presence.

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....and materialistic things can’t provide that. Indulging in a certain degree of hedonistic pleasure will do you good, but happiness comes from feeling at peace with who you are and how you spend your time.

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Morning is a time of the day that we need to be alive, awake and practice mindfulness.

Get away from all your distractions in the morning and take a deep breath, reconnecting with the immediate environment and breathing in the morning air.

The power in breathing

Breathing calms down our fight-or-flight responses and opens up the opportunity for us to relax ourselves and our nerves in order to choose the most considerate and constructive response, appropriate for the situation.

There are times where we feel like we are about to explode from all the anger and frustration that we feel. Oftentimes, it's better to let it all out. However, during times where this is not applicable, we can use the power of breathing in order to release the tension we feel.

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