Here is my key tips to living a content and peaceful life.
- Be thankful for what you already have. Stop and think about what you have and Cherish it. If you don’t cherish it, it is probably time to remove it from your home. Donate it to somewhere that accepts donations and bless someone else’s life.
- If your life is complicated try to uncomplicate it. Stop ask yourself what is making life so complicated and stressful. One of my tricks is I ask myself “Do I have any control of this situation?” and “Will is matter is 6 months or a year?” If the answer is no then you need to let is go and stop stressing. If the answer is yes, spend some time thinking what you can do to make things simpler. Is it a conversation you need to have with someone, or is it as simple of re-evaluating how you are dealing with a situation.
- Stop and take care of yourself, give yourself permission to take care of yourself. Take a bubble bath or go on a date with your spouse. Whatever it may be, make sure you take some time to fill your mental and physical tank so you are not running on empty. If you are working with a full tank you will be happier and more present for your family. You know when you fly the stewardess says in the case of an emergency put your air mask on before you help the person sitting next to you. Same thing here, if you are not at your best and feeling recharged how to you expect to be your best for your family and friends? You can’t.
- Spend quality time with your family, let them know how much they mean to you by spending some quality time with them.
- If you have kids spend some one on one time with each one of them. Find out what is happening in their life. As kids get into their teenage years they don’t open up as much as they did when they were younger, give them lots of opportunity to know they can come and talk to you.
- Give yourself time to renew your spirit, for me that is spending time each day, journaling, reading my Bible, and Praying. I am at the most peace when I am spending time with God.
- Love your children for who they are not who you think they should be. Just because we are raising them or have raised them does not mean they are going to be anything like us. My girls could not be more different. I don’t think they have anything in common besides the fact they are family and they do look a little bit alike. Other than that they are good at different things, they express themselves differently, what would upset on would not be a big deal to the other, and their interests are very different. Which goes to show just how different and unique we all are. Love the people in your life for who they are and celebrate them for what they mean to you. There is a book called the