How To Acquire And Keep Peace Of Mind In These Troubling Times

“Peace of mind” is a mental state of feeling calm, peaceful and tranquil, and it is having a sense of complete freedom from any anxiety and stress.

I give below some helpful ideas to aid you on your way towards obtaining complete peace of mind.

De-clutter your house

The recent lockdown has taught us all something. You were shut in your own house, within your own four walls. What you do is de-clutter and have a big clear-out. Separate all your stuff into three piles labelled “keep”, “dither”, or “chuck”. Work on one room at a time and look at each thing at a time. You don’t have to keep everything and you don’t have to chuck everything. If you have used something in the last 12 months, then keep it, and if you haven’t used something in the last 12 months, then chuck it.

But what do you do with all the clutter you want to throw out?. You can donate to charity, but call the shop first before you take your donations along, in case they are not suitable, and make sure any clothing you are giving them is clean and ironed. Put similar things in the same bags. You can sell some things online, such as a games console or a pushchair, on websites such as ebay, marketplace, or gumtree, or you could place an advertisement in a newspaper or in a newsagents window.

When you have decided on the things you want to keep, it will greatly help if you obtain some cardboard boxes of all shapes and sizes and put some of your stuff in them. Then put the full boxes somewhere like in your box-room, spare room or attic.

When you have worked through the “chuck” pile and the “keep” pile, you can begin sorting out your “dither” pile. This will probably take rather longer, but give yourself plenty of time and space to do it in and don’t rush at it. Take your time. One thing at a time, one step at a time, one day at a time.

It is very important to de-clutter your house and get in control of it, because you will then feel so much happier and more stress-free. You will feel calmer and more peaceful, and so much more in control of your surroundings.

Go for a walk in the countryside

Going for a walk in the open countryside will bring you close to nature. It will increase pleasant feelings mentally and reduce your anxiety and stress. It will also greatly help to make you feel better emotionally and will increase your mental and physical sense of well-being. It does all this by reducing your blood pressure, your heart rate, and your muscular tension, as well as the production of your stress hormones.

So get to your nearest public space out in the open air, such as a park, on a nice warm and sunny day, and go walking for at least half an hour in the warm sunshine. This will help you to feel better in so many ways and will stop you concentrating on all your anxieties. You will find you are very tired later in the day, but you will also feel much calmer and more peaceful.

Go and work on a “Care Farm”

Care Farming is a mental health practice that can be prescribed if you are suffering from mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and stress. If you are suffering from these, or any other similar ailments, especially those brought on by the recent lockdown, you can ask to be placed on a “Care Farm”.

Working on a Care Farm will give you opportunities to carry out physical activities and will also bring you close to nature. Doing something physical, such as planting vegetables or looking after farm animals such as cows or chickens, or pigs, requires focused attention and concentration, but not intense thought. This helps to relax your mind and also helps to stop the anxieties and worries brought on by the mental effects that the lockdown has had on you, that you may now have. As an added bonus, because you have been working very hard physically all day, you will be very tired at night and consequently able to sleep much better than you normally would.

The Care Farmer acts as a personal mentor who will support you as their client and will help you to develop the skills required to undertake the routine farming tasks. While carrying out these tasks as ordered by the Care Farmer, you will find that you will feel a sense of achievement because you have something to focus on other than all your stress, anxieties and worries. You may also find that at some point you may even be offered a job on an ordinary farm and be paid for doing it.

Hypnosis is something that many people find is very helpful to them, if they want to constantly feel calm, peaceful and tranquil, and they want to be able to fully experience that state of constant comfort and calmness known as true peace of mind. Hypnosis is a safe, natural and extremely relaxing and very enjoyable way of totally unwinding from all the stresses and strains of their very busy, everyday life.

Go and see a hypnotist

If you decide to go and visit a hypnotist in person, they will very gently place you into a deeply relaxed hypnotic state, by talking to you in a very soothing manner and sometimes by playing soothing background music. When you have become deeply relaxed and very still and almost motionless, as though you are fast asleep, that is the point when they will be able to address your subconscious mind directly. They will be able to speak to it, and will give it a brand new set of instructions to follow, whether they are to help you to quit smoking, to lose weight, or some other practical wish that you may have. These instructions will help you to feel that wonderful, constant sense of comfort, joy and peace of mind for every moment of your life, however busy and cluttered it may be. And when the hypnotist has finished giving your subconscious mind all these different, new instructions, they will gently waken you to a state of full, waking consciousness and they will welcome you back to your normal life. At this point you will be feeling wide awake and absolutely wonderful.

There are many hypnosis audios and videos out there online which will always help you to stay calm, become more relaxed generally, and able to experience that wonderful mental state that is known as peace of mind.

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