“Stop giving people the power to steal your peace. It belongs to you and no one should be able to run away with it.” – A. Elle
Peace of mind is a precious and elusive state. It can be elusive because it is both difficult to attain and easy to lose.
Chaos is prominent in all of our lives; it’s merely a matter of where it’s going to persist most. Many people fall victim to the chaos present in their lives, and that’s mainly because they aren’t sure how to handle it properly.
We cannot live a life without being introduced to chaos, but we can teach ourselves to maintain peace throughout the journey.
In today’s world, it is important to protect your peace in the midst of chaos. As a result, we have to be proactive about taking measures to protect ourselves from being disrupted by chaos.
Chaos Will Always Intertwine Itself Into Life
Chaos is a major component of life, and it’s one that we need when we look at the broader picture. Without chaos, there would be no peace – and vice versa. They both work in turn with each other, and that’s why you’re bound to experience chaos throughout your life.
○ Guard your life, Protect your inner peace
With the whole world moving so fast, it’s easy to get swept up in the craziness of the day. Remember that life is precious, and you need to protect it. Life is about maintaining your energy levels and never being too high or too light.
A lot of people might say that they want to live every moment fully, but they never think about the consequences of their actions on other people or themselves.
The more you protect yourself from this world, the more peaceful you will feel inside. Guarding your life doesn’t mean being a prisoner in a box with no contact with the outside world. It just means being mindful, having mental clarity and aware of your surroundings.
○ Remember that You are in Control
Chaos cannot take control without your consent. Allowing it to build up and become an uncontrollable source of negative emotion is not a good idea, and surprisingly, many people do that throughout their lives.
That’s the message from Viktor E. Frankl, founder of Logotherapy, in this stirring and provocative little book, “Man’s search for Meaning.” It is a book about how we can find meaning in our own lives and why it is so important that we do so.
Frankl’s theory is that we cannot afford to let chaos take control because we can’t live with its consequences without giving up on all meaning, which would rob us of our life’s ultimate meaning: the search for an objective sense of life’s worth or purpose.
6 Effective Ways to Protect Your Peace
Practicing these techniques throughout your everyday life will allow you to protect your peace with ease. Nobody will ever hold power over you or be able to throw you off-center with toxic relationships, as you’ll always have these tricks to fall back on.
1. Find your Center
In an environment that is constantly devoid of peace, filled with toxic energy, people often lose themselves. It is impossible to thrive in a chaotic environment if you are not centered and grounded. How do we achieve this?
Learn to let go at the right time. Make a list of your priorities and stick to them. Focus on spending quality time on self care and set boundaries where ever necessary. Have some alone time and make conscious decision of what is really important instead of getting distracted with frivolous tasks. Reflect on your life’s purpose, make a list of goals that align with those purposes, then work towards those goals in your own physical space.
Find your center and try to maintain it whenever possible. The moment you realize that your healthy environment is being penetrated by chaos, find your center and focus on it.
2. Realizing you can’t Fix everything
We are used to fixing things. We are used to thinking that every problem has a solution. But, trying to fix everything is likely going to lead to even more problems because some people just aren’t willing to change.
Trying to fix individuals or situations that aren’t worth the effort is like creating chaos yourself, which is exactly what we want to actively avoid here. Giving your peace away like that is never recommended!
You deserve better, so when something seems to be consistently broken in life, walk away and let the universe run its course. This form of self-care is something that will potentially have a positive impact on the direction of your life.
Whether it’s a potential partner, friend, or situation, realizing that you can’t fix everything will allow you to find inner peace even easier throughout life.
3. Cut the ties that Bind you
A human is not a human if they are not attached to anything. This attachment can be anything that you value or cherish. It could be material items such as money, clothes, books, and so on. Attachment can also be relationships such as family, friends, and romantic partners.
If we don’t cut the ties that bind us, then we will never understand the true meaning of peace and be free from chaos in life. We become slaves to these attachments, and these attachments become our ultimate goal in life and start interfering with everything else.
Cutting ties with material processions and toxic people doesn’t mean leaving everything. Build healthy boundaries with people are you. To further understand this, research the concept of dethatched attachment.
4. Keep your Body Nourished
What you eat affects not only your body but also has an effect on the way you think and react. A lot of people seem to forget about this important fact.
Your level of physical nourishment is going to play a vital role in how well you can maintain peace during chaotic events. Eating healthy meals and building a stronger body will not only build your confidence and physical health, but will lessen the effect of chaos on your life in general and takes care of your mental health wellbeing.
When you know that your body is strong enough to stand the test of life itself, very few things will be able to knock you off balance (when it comes to finding your center).
5. Self Awareness of your Ever-growing State of Mind
Your mind is always growing and trying to adapt to the new thrills of life, which means you’ve got to be aware of these changes. If you wake up one day and feel like an entirely different person, you may chalk it up to all of the chaos that’s you’ve been dealing with.
Luckily, that’s just a natural part of progressing through your self-improvement journey. You never want to stop learning and growing your mind, but you must be aware of these changes.
They allow you to maximize your levels of wisdom, which in turn will help you find peace in even the direst times.
6. Free yourself by Journaling the Chaotic Situation
Journaling on a daily basis is a great way of documenting your feelings and thoughts, which affect your mental health during chaos. It is a way to help you feel in control of the situation when you are feeling out of control. Journaling can also help you see patterns in your behavior or how you are feeling throughout the day.
It’s important to remember that there are many benefits of journaling during Chaos. You can use this time for self-reflection, make time for yourself and explore new ways of thinking about yourself and your experiences.
The chaos isn’t permanent; you will eventually find inner peace again one day if you make the effort to do so now while Chaos still rules your life.
Overview: We All Deserve to Have Peace of Mind
There are days when the universe seems to be conspiring against us. Circumstances seem to conspire against you, and there is no way out of the chaos.
In these moments, we need to take a deep breath and remember that our own happiness is our own hands. Our peace can be protected in the midst of this chaos, but it will require a change in our thinking and how we react to events.
There isn’t a single person on this planet that can steal your inner peace of mind away, so long as you’re willing to fight for it. By cutting ties with certain negative people and focusing on your inner peace, building a better and happier life has never seemed easier.
Nobody else can bestow peace upon you; it’s a journey that you’ll have to take by yourself. Are you ready to make the change for yourself? Peace is obtainable, and you just have to understand how to achieve it.