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You are probably doing a number of things in your life right now that will prevent you from achieving inner peace. It is likely that you are unaware that these activities greatly reduce the possibility of you calming your mind. So, in this article, we have highlighted some of the major activities to avoid (or at least significantly reduce) so that you can achieve inner peace.
Minimize your Social Media Activity
Technology is a wonderful thing and these days it is possible to stay connected with your family and friends 24/7. But being permanently connected to social media is likely to prevent you from achieving inner peace. There is definitely a fear of missing out culture with social media. Some people cannot bear the thought of missing a notification from one of their friends or family. They make sure that they have their phone with them at all times. If you do this then you need to ask yourself “is it really that important?”
The answer to this question is a resounding “no”. It is going to take consistent effort on your part to gradually reduce the amount of time that you spend on social media. You will need to find a way to tell your friends that you are not going to be available at all times any more. You may think that social media is harmless but it can make you anxious at times. Most people share stories on social media of the good things they have achieved or are doing. It is possible that you may feel that you are missing out by seeing these posts. Gently reduce the time you spend on social media.
Ask for Help if you need it
A lot of people are just too proud to ask for help when they need it. They see this as a sign of weakness which is ridiculous. Instead of asking for help, they would rather go through all of the stress and anxiety of trying to figure things out for themselves. If you need directions then ask for them. When you are at work and your boss asks you to do something that you are not completely sure about then ask for help. Worrying if you are going to get this right will be stressful for you. Just bite the bullet and ask for help when you need it.
Stop the Self-Pity
Do you find that you feel sorry for yourself on a regular basis? If you do, then you are not going to find inner peace easily. When you go through the self-pity process you will trigger negative thoughts in your mind. You need to stop the self-pity.
Accept that life is full of disappointments and that things will not always turn out the way that you expected them to. A lot of the time this will be beyond your control so it is a waste of your valuable energy to feel sorry for yourself over this.
Negativity is the enemy of inner peace. Take steps to avoid this as much as possible. If there are negative people in your social circle then reduce the amount of time that you spend with them. Stop reading negative things online and don’t watch the news on TV as this is almost always negative.