We are an anxious world and there is no question that we worry about everything and anything all the time. We worry about losing our job. We worry about losing our partner. We worry about paying our bills. We worry about our children’s future. We worry about terrorism. We worry about the economy. And on and on and on.

Sure all this worrying is understandable given the state of the world, but there is also no question that we need to find the right tools to find peace of mind. Finding peace of mind is more about being than about doing. It’s about being fully present. It’s about being completely focused. It’s about mental and physical health. It’s about self-confidence, happiness, life satisfaction and being fulfilled.

While most of us want all these things, most of us struggle to achieve these things and find peace of mind. Our mind is constantly racing without ever coming to a stop. It is restless and rushing through thoughts. While our mind in its natural state is peaceful and calm, finding inner peace therefore means that we have to find a way to calm our thoughts.

Here are our TOP 10 tips to find peace of mind and control and strengthen our emotions, feelings and thoughts.

#1 Trust Yourself
Life isn’t really as bad as you sometimes think it is. Know that everything will work out exactly as it should and relax and trust yourself. Make this your daily mantra and repeat it every morning. Because the truth it, it all does work out in the end. Trust yourself completely and follow your intuition. Do your best and move forward one step at a time without ever losing faith in yourself. If you trust yourself and your abilities and stay on the path that feels right for you and channels your passion, you will ultimately achieve a breakthrough.

#2 Ease Your Expectations
The universe is under no obligation to give you exactly what you want and we’ve all experienced that we rarely ever get what we want in the form we expected it. So ease up on your expectations and don’t miss out on the silver lining just because you were expecting gold. Accept the things as they are and don’t compare them to what you wished, hoped or expected them to be. Just because things didn’t quite turn out the way you envisioned, doesn’t mean you don’t get exactly what you need to achieve your ultimate goal.

#3 Don’t Worry About What Others Think
Most of us fall into the comparison trap even though we all know that it only leads to misery. Stop comparing yourself to others and stop worrying about what other people think. Make yourself the top priority and worry about what you think about yourself. Know that you are enough, know that you deserve to be happy, successful, healthy and fulfilled. No matter what you do, if you do it in line with your core values and beliefs, it doesn’t matter what anybody else thinks of you. You know that you did your best and are moving forward towards your goals and dreams and that’s all that really matters.

#4 Learn to Forgive
Many people tend to hold on to grudges and this emotional baggage that we carry with us, accumulates over time and becomes a negative, heavy burden that we carry on our shoulders all the time. Realize that things that happened cannot be undone. So learn to forgive and move on, because holding on to anger and resentment will only hurt you and prevent you from finding peace of mind. Forgiveness is one of the biggest factors when it comes to maintaining inner harmony because forgiveness facilitates forgetting and will help you to let go of pain. And while you learn to forgive others, don’t forget to forgive yourself for any mistakes or mishaps you may have had in the past.

#5 Let Go of the Past
Every one of us is haunted by the past sometimes. However, thinking about all the past mistakes we made over and over again only creates great turmoil in our minds. That’s why it is so important to let go of the past and not to dwell on it. We can’t change the past, but we can always change this present moment to have a better future. Let the past be in the past, learn from the mistakes you made and focus your attention on this present moment and with that you will achieve great peace of mind.

#6 Eliminate Certain Media
Media can be the source of incredible turmoil in our minds. Whether it’s TV, newspapers, video games, social media, music or anything else you consume, they all have the capacity to heavily impact our mental state in a negative way. For example if you watch a horror movie right before you go to bed you will notice that you have a very restless night. Also, research has shown that watching TV is linked to feelings of loneliness and depression. Avoid negative media as much as you can and instead fill your mind with positivity and you will find much more inner peace.

#7 Meditate
If we want to create long-lasting peace of mind there is no way around mediation. It is the most powerful way to create peace of mind. And we mean meditation as a mindfulness practice that helps to calm down our mental activity. Neuroscientists show that a regular, consistent meditation practice can positively change the physical structure of our brain. Additionally, meditation reduces stress and increases our ability to sustain attention. Start small with your meditation practice and simply focus on your breath. Magic will happen over time.

#8 Focus on What You Are Learning
Mistakes and setbacks happen all the time, they are simply a form of practice. Keep in mind, if there aren’t any bumps in the road, you are most likely doing something wrong. The bumps in the road are there to teach us what we need to do in order to progress and sometimes things have to go wrong in order to get it right. Our journey is supposed to be worth it, not easy. The struggles are there to help us grow, so don’t get upset about a bumpy road and focus on what you are learning instead. This will give you much greater peace of mind.

#9 List 3 Things You Love About Your Current Situation
This influx of positivity will give you instant peace of mind. Think about every area of your life and list 3 things that you love about it right now. What are 3 things that you love about this very moment? What are 3 things you love about your current relationship? What are 3 things you love about your job? What are 3 you love about the city you live in? What are 3 things you love about this week? What are 3 things you love about your workout? You get the idea, keep listing 3 things you love about the situation you are in and you can immediately switch your worrisome mood into happiness and peace of mind.

#10 Cultivate Patience and Tolerance
A lot of times we encounter people who do things that we don’t approve of and almost always we let these affect us with an angry storm in our minds. Be patient and tolerant with other people. As long as they don’t hurt anybody else their actions shouldn’t affect your mental well-being. Don’t give them power over your pease of mind and don’t give them more attention than they deserve. Chances are you won’t be able to change them anyways so ignore them, show them patience and tolerance and don’t allow them to disrupt your peace of mind.

Peace of mind means that we are present with what is without resistance or judgment. Incorporate our above tips into your daily life and you will be able to experience peace of mind even in the midst of chaos. Sure, you will still feel uncomfortable emotions and thoughts, but you will be able to tap into your own personal power and enjoy the richness of the human experience.

Joschi & Monika