“Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom” – James Allen.
In this blog article, I share the 7th path of The Journey To Inner Peace Series.
We had no choice: we had to simplify our lives with the pandemic outbreak in 2020. Looking back, we all had to look at our lives with a new lens and select the simplicity button.
This simplicity led us to a more minimalist way of living, allowing us to evaluate what is essential and not in our lives.
- Did you miss commuting to the office?
- Did you miss eating in your favourite restaurant?
- Did you struggle with home-schooling the children like most parents did?
- Did you miss going to the gym?
- Did you miss cuddling your parents or grandparents? Etc.
The 7th path on the journey to inner peace is to simplify your life.
We underestimate how simplifying our lives brings us peace of mind and is necessary when we recognise that certain things do not work. However, sometimes we realise this too late and have reached burnout.
If you are prone to invite chaos in your life and it is tiring, I invite you to take the time and decide what you could simplify even further in your life that is not working so well.
For example: since we are bombarded daily and exposed to tons of information, our brain needs to become very selective regarding what we read, listen to, watch and follow.
Simplifying our lives means decluttering our mind and spaces, setting new boundaries, minimising feeling overwhelmed, and amplifying our organisational skills to increase our inner peace.
In terms of minimising feeling overwhelmed, mind-body disharmony occurs when we tend to overstretch. I accept that sometimes it might be necessary due to a deadline; however, running hard all the time and overstretching should not be a daily occurrence. If so, it means that something is not working and is imbalanced and that a change in your mindset and a paradigm shift is necessary.
If you find yourself constantly running and overstretching, you might be thinking that you are not productive enough. However, there is a difference between busyness and efficiency.
As a solopreneur, for example, you might be busy all day but not productive. In other words, what you do daily produces no result. This is a sad thing, and change in the way of simplicity is therefore necessary. For example, increasing your focus on what matters the most would simplify the way you work and improve your efficiency.
Simplicity for the sake of peace of mind is necessary when whatever you do is just not working. Do you have such days when you tell yourself: “This is just not working!”?
I have good news for you; work continuously on simplifying your life.
The question is, how could you make things simpler?
Below are some tips for your consideration:
- Focus on one thing instead of dozens of things at the same time.
- Become better organised in your thinking and the way you do things.
- Declutter the mind of things beyond your control.
- Set boundaries by affirming what you are willing to do and not do.
- Put together a workable daily schedule that incorporates some ‘Me Time’ for mind-body balance. If there is one thing we cannot win back it is time. Therefore, how you spend your valuable time is essential. Note here that I mention a workable schedule. Other people pack so many things in that they do not find time to breathe. Cramming too many activities is not a well-balanced way of living beneficial to inner peace.
Work constantly on simplifying your life for greater inner peace and peace of mind.
Key steps to accelerate your success:
Act on these transformative questions:
- What are you willing to simplify in your life for greater peace of mind?
- Why do you want it?
- What would it mean to you?
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