Protecting your inner peace
Updated: Sep 16
I hope your first week into the new month has been positive so far. I know these continue to be challenging times. I decided to take this opportunity to expand on inner strength and peace. As life continues to be uncertain, remember that the only two things you can control are your effort and your attitude. How you respond is where your true power is. It is truly unique how the mind works. We all individually have our internal battles right now, and it can be challenging to find that inner peace when there is no end in sight to the current situation that we are in.
The one thing I have truly embraced in all this is acceptance. For example, instead of giving power to thoughts of negativity, give strength to thoughts of love and understanding. Remind yourself that it is okay to go through different phases of emotions. You are human, and certain emotions must be felt to continue the healing process and grow. Let me dive a little deeper into this.
In my early 20s, I used to let negative thoughts from my past completely take over. I would re-play the same scenario over and over again. As a result, I couldn't move on, and I would feel stuck. It was destructive until I finally realized that I had a choice. It wasn't until later in life that I embraced self-love and shifted my energy to the things that brought me joy. Right now, instead of focusing on what I'm missing, I'm focusing on what I'm learning. As tough as everything may feel, I empower you to embrace the present moment. Stay in the now and focus on what you can do to protect your inner peace.
This might mean more time for meditation or yoga. I know it sure has been for me. Hiking has also been a great avenue. It might be working out daily or reading a good book for some of you. There is no right or wrong answer. You have the power to decide which direction your day will go. Sending strength your way as we continue maneuvering life in these challenging times.