finding inner peace

Inner peace is about living a contented life.

Finding Inner peace can be a struggle.   Most often it is because we are not clear about what makes us happy.  So pursuing your dreams can be a struggle. It avoids overthinking, over-analyzing everything, or regret. This feeling is about finding a way to be in a constant state of happiness beyond the potential stress life brings you. It is about being confident and calm in ones-self and the world despite diversity or change. Here are seven powerful exercises to try to find inner peace:


Visualize your future both negatively and positively. This exercise helps you to prepare for uncomfortable situations as life is not nor will always be comfortable. Being uncomfortable is okay and a normal part of life. Dealing with discomfort allows you to make better life decisions and see the world from a different perspective.

Visualization helps to prepare you physically and emotionally for rewarding and challenging life situations. When you can visualize your rewards or consequences, you simply make better decisions.

Give Yourself a Break

Anytime you want to accomplish a goal, lower your expectations slightly. Don’t expect too much on the first day. Give yourself time to adjust and overcome any issues that may come up.

Surround Yourself with Love and Happiness

Spend time with people and things you truly enjoy. Limit your negative thinking as well as negative thoughts from others. Keep in mind that you won’t be happy 24/7.

Count Down from Five

When you feel anxious, angry, or you feel out of control, regain your control and inner peace by counting down from five. To do this, use the environment you are currently in to accomplish this. Use each of your senses to identify things. For example, identify five things you see, four things you can touch, three things you hear, two things you smell, and one thing you can taste.

Practice Coherent Breathing

This exercise helps to de-stress and unwind when life is too stressful, or you need a boost of energy. It’s a form of breathing that requires a series of long, slow, and deep breaths. Find a comfortable, quiet spot away from others and distractions. Place your hand on the top of your stomach and relax the other hand next to you.

Slowly take a deep breath for four seconds. Release the breath for four seconds. Continue this process for about one minute. Gradually increase your inhales and exhales to five, six, and seven seconds. Focus on your breathing each time. Repeat this process until you feel calm and relaxed.

Be Generous

Support your community in a variety of ways. Give money to charity, volunteer, or help someone in need. Any act of kindness feels good. Giving of yourself also spreads positivity and love within your community.

Reflect and Ask Yourself Questions

Ask yourself questions that make you evaluate and process your life and decisions in a positive way.

    • What did I enjoy today and why?
    • How did the activity make me feel?
    • What aspects of your day made you feel happy today and why?
    • Gratitude, what things am I grateful for?
    • I felt the most at peace today when I…?
    • What can I do tomorrow to continue it?

As you can see, finding inner peace takes work and commitment. It is not a constant state you can achieve, without mindfulness and proper action. Nevertheless, you can achieve inner peace and live a fulfilling and prosperous life.

Rev. Colleen Irwin
Reverend Colleen Irwin is a Spiritual being having a human experience as a Blogger, Wife, Mother, Mentor, Healer and Public Speaker living in Rochester New York. Colleen, a Natural Born Medium, teaches, lectures and serves Spirit when called upon. She remembers speaking with Spirit as a child and learning how to share this knowledge with others has been an adventure that she captured in her book “Discovering Your Stream”. Colleen has been mentored by Reverend Jack Rudy, and ordained as a Priest in the Order of Melchizedek by the Reverend Dan Chesboro through the Sanctuary of the Beloved. When she is not doing her Spiritual work she is a volunteer docent sharing Susan B. Anthony's history to visitors of the Susan B. Anthony House in Rochester. Her trust in Spirit gave her a new title – PREVIVOR. She now uses her platform to educate others about the BRCA genetic mutation and how one can take control of their health and well-being.
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