So I came across this research piece on a health website where it claims that scientists have proven that negativity makes cancer grow inside the body. And I could not help but write a special write up on how to promote mental peace and keep mental agony at bay. If tweaking simple habits that can help us keep ourselves away from disease as humongous as cancer, it is totally worth making an effort. Harboring negative emotions like resentment, regrets, comparison (with others), anger and hate can really take a toll on our health leading to irreparable losses.
Forgive others more often
In simple words, let it go. A convenient memory in my personal opinion is best thing one is blessed with. A person who accepts that it’s not possible to control external factors, you actually lift a big boulder off your shoulders. Let go of thing that are not in your control, its tiring and takes away mental peace.
Forgiveness has heart-protective properties. A study published in the American Journal of Cardiology found that anger and other negative emotions had cardio toxic effects, while forgiveness has a more cardio protective profile.
Find a relaxation technique
What works for you when you are stressed out and want mental peace? Long walks, music, aerobics, Zumba, yoga, meditation, going for a swim, or volunteer your time to charity? Find out and do that. Take five to ten minutes for a simple seated meditation.
There is one more technique that can unclutter your mind when you are under stress. Just list 3 simple things about any part of your life that you love. Like “3 simple things I love about the room I'm in right now”, or “3 simple things I love about this week”, or anything else.
Stop worrying about what others think
Be who you truly are and be confident in your skin. What others think of you is not your problem, it's theirs. Be who you are, act how you want to, dress how you want to. Let the world see you for who you are, and not what you think the world wants you to be. Don’t try to be what you are not, the efforts of showing a perfect you will tire you out.
End the complaining
Complaining all the time about external factors can be mentally tiring. Complaining only results in people focusing on the negative aspects of any situation. Train your mind to find something positive even in difficult situation, you will be able to successfully tackle the situation without feeling bogged down by it.
“Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organize your life around it.” - Brian Tracy
Inner peace is a personal preference and how you deal with a situation so that it doesn’t hamper peace of your mind is a practice you got to do. Mental peace is an art and art is only perfected when we practice it so train your mind to gain peace.