Most people want some peace in their lives.
Though many want it, not all have it since this peaceful state of mind is affected by our emotions.
As I wrote in my last post, emotions have a biochemical basis and the proper blend of neurotransmitters is necessary to have a sense of well-being.
The production of these neurotransmitters in the body needs certain co-factors (chemical reactions). Some of these are found in our diets but some people do not take in enough.
In addition, we have also inherited responses to things which are encoded in our genes.
These inherited experiences of the generations that lived before us also affect our emotions and their study is known as epigenetics.
How to Attain A Peaceful State of Mind
To attain a peaceful state of mind and body we must train ourselves by using practices that help us develop the mindset we need to think and feel happy and fulfilled.
In addition, I also suggest that you try the following techniques so that you can get your mind, which is the “executive branch” of your body, in line with your spirit:
Try a New Routine
Add a new routine to your day since it will train your brain and give you discipline to act on what you want.
Though this routine needs to involve something you enjoy, it does not have to complicated since it only requires 5-10 minutes.
A good example is enrolling in a course to learn something that you have always wanted to know.
Create Time for Yourself
Schedule time just yourself so that you can engage in peaceful introspection.
I have personally tried meditation and found that it is a good way for me to keep the peaceful mindset.
Seek connections with others who want the same type of peaceful mindset. If you are able, engage the services of a mindfulness or lifestyle coach as it is a worthwhile investment.
As you set out on the path of lining up your mind with your spirit, understand that the journey is never a straight line. Events will come up in life and get you off the road but you just have to get back on.
What you think about the above suggestions? These are general strategies and I encourage you to share some of the specific techniques you have used for peaceful introspection.