We all wish to feel serenity in our lives. Whether that be peace, calm, comfort or simply a sense of belonging, it is something that we can all achieve, too. No matter what is going on in our lives, we can find a way to grow and maintain a sense of serenity. Learning to appreciate the good in our lives and cope with the bad is another way to understand the peace we need to feel and know more about ourselves with optimism for a more peaceful future.
What Prevents Us from Achieving Serenity?
In every life, we do not like things and situations that prevent us from feeling our best. When we experience something like this, we have to learn to overcome them to find the serenity and peace of mind we need. Listed below are some reasons we might be experiencing a lack of stability in our day to day lives:
- Mental illness (such as anxiety, depression, personality disorders or mood problems)
- Negative people affecting mood, concentration and stress levels
- Unfortunate life circumstances, such as deaths, tragedies and unforeseen circumstances causing stress
- Everyday stressors, such as school factors, workplace factors, financial issues etc.
- Feelings of low self-esteem, inadequacy and competitiveness that affect the mood and psyche.
We can all experience these problems and need to understand that we are not alone and find solutions to the issues that prevent us from achieving serenity within our lives.
Learning to Find Serenity in Our Daily Lives
What most people fail to realise is that there are sure-fire ways to achieve serenity or develop a greater sense of tranquillity, at the very least, within their day to day lives. We all can gain serenity. There are various techniques and skills that anybody can utilise to grow and nurture the serenity within themselves. While it may not be easy at first, developing these skills will allow for more excellent long-term benefits and feelings of positivity, optimism and peace of heart and mind.
Mindfulness is a skill that allows us to develop breathing and thought processing more constructive, manageable way. When we grow a positive relationship with our thought processes, we can achieve better personal skills. By taking time to appreciate the present and learn about how we think and process emotions, we can handle negativity better and prioritise positivity through healthier thoughts.
Similarly, guided meditation is a skill that allows us to feel more serene in the present and aim for longer-term serenity through aspirational exercises such as manifestation and visualisation. By practising guided meditation, we can learn a great deal about ourselves and how we process thoughts and how this can be done with greater efficacy. When we consider what is occurring deep within ourselves, we can feel more optimistic and gain a sense of serenity that we have control and gratitude for our lives.