Peace. Tranquility. Rest. It sounds oh so good when we are in the midst of chaos. Nothing is going right. We can’t seem to get to where we want in life. Everything seems like it’s caving in. And worst off – our prayers don’t seem to ever get answered. So we begin to doubt and perhaps even start spiraling into a world of self-loathing and misery.
So the big question is and the reason you are reading this article is – HOW on this green earth do I create peace in my life when I can’t seem to control anything? Here are 4 tips to help you today.
Relinquish control. Life, as much as we would like to think is in our control, is not. We can’t choose what will happen today or tomorrow. We never know what can happen. But what we can do is trust what God is guiding us towards. Some of us call this our gut instincts and others say it’s what’s in our heart. But trust it, and let go of the control of how we think life should go.
Just keep swimming. Sometimes, we don’t seem to know what to do. Our gut, heart and God are silent. So in these cases, just keep swimming. Wake up each day and keep putting one foot in front of the other because one thing we can know for sure is that change is inevitable.
Create a quality support system. Support yourself with people that have your best intentions within their hearts. They are the people that lift you up on a tough day. So call that friend that pours into you and lifts you up, that encourages you to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Make the effort to be grateful. Choose to be grateful even when you don’t want to be. Our thoughts create our feelings, which impact our actions. If we allow ourselves to swirl deep into self-pity, our actions will be based off of negative emotions. We choose best for ourselves when we are joyful, grateful and energized. Choose gratitude.
It can be difficult to maintain peace during a rough patch, especially when we don’t know what to do or feel we have no guidance. Seek to surround yourself with those that pour into you and just keep swimming forward. Change is inevitable.
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