Put on your Crown of Smiles (Day 21) Finding Inner Peace

 Welcome  Day  21 of Crown of Smiles – Finding inner peace

I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s blog and that you are keeping up with the daily tasks! It would be great if you could write any ideas or comments you have.

 

Remember that each day you have to get into the habit of taking at least 15 minutes to :-

  • Put on your Crown of Smiles – either a real one you have made or an imaginary one
  • Spending  5 minutes for your Smilence Moments each day – which includes writing down all the things that made you smile the day before
  • Put all your smilence moments in your box of Smilence  and put it in a prominent place or take it around you as a way to boost your Smilence level
  • Writing down what you are grateful for and why
  • Writing  down all the things you are thankful for and why
  • Do something good to make at least one person smile

 

Today’s Task – Finding Inner Peace

Inner peace is where you have a sense of harmony, emotional well-being and fulfilment in your life despite any challenges you may be going through (money, relationships, loss, etc). You can achieve inner peace by practicing acceptance of yourself and the world around you, engaging in things like prayer, mindfulness, and meditation.

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Accepting Your self

Acceptance of yourself is crucial to the promotion of inner peace because it enables us to be okay with what is currently happening no matter what the circumstances. One way to practice acceptance of your life is to be grateful for what you have instead of focusing on what you do not have

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Give up control over things you can’t change

We cannot control what others think, feel, or do so try to focus on what you can change.

 

Focus on right now through mindfulness

Mindfulness can help increase inner peace. Mindfulness is being aware of the current moment, the here and now, instead of thinking about the future or the past. Thinking of the past may lead to depressed mood or regrets, and thinking about the future can increase anxiety and worry. Being completely present in the current moment can increase your feelings of contentment.

Click here for some free resources http://www.freemindfulness.org/download

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prayer

 

Most people in times of crisis tend to pray sometime in panic or utter desperation. Prayer for inner peace for me helps to calm my mind, gives me  clarity, and inner peace. At times, when I feel so stressed and not know what to do I just say “ Oh God help me and give me the strength and wisdom to go through this”

Find out more http://www.living-prayers.com/petitions/prayer_for_inner_peace.html

 

 

Meditation

Meditation is the art of finding peace and happiness within by using simple methods of calming and stabilising our minds. Modern life can be stressful and busy. Most of the time we are carried along by the force of emotions, habits and conditioning and end up feeling tired and stressed by everyday life. Practicing meditation can change this. Meditation can help bring about a natural sense of peace and well-being that can extend to every aspect of our lives. People who meditate regularly tend to sleep better, handle the ups and downs of daily life with more clarity and ease and relate to others with more compassion and warmth.

Find our more http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/alice-grist/meditation-for-begginners_b_1366406.html

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Over to you now.

Today take time to  either pray, meditate and practise mindfulness to help you have inner peace. The more peaceful you are, you will be able to smile more and also share your smile with others.

 

Till tomorrow – try to keep smiling, keep having a positive attitude and keep expecting good things to happen to you.  May the Smile be with you!

 

My book – Crown of Smiles – Publishing date 20th March. You can pre-order at genny@confidentqueen.co.uk  Cost £7.99 inclusive of UK postage.

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