We live in a fast paced, stressed out world and sometimes it’s hard to find a moment’s peace. Who else sometimes finds that they are spread thin, with too much to do and you feel like you have no time to breathe?
There are a few things I’ve been trying to do to relax and destress. They work well and they don’t cost a thing!
1. Pray daily
Prayer makes your day much less stressful. Anytime you’re struggling or stressed out, just talk to God about it. I find that praying about my stressors is a major source of relief. You have a confidant who is always available to listen 🙂 Prayer for me is often instant peace.
2. Stop and notice the beauty around you
Take a moment to stop and notice the beauty in the world around you. I took this picture while traveling to my grandma’s house. Sometimes, we have to struggle to see the beauty around us, but if you’re willing to pause and look, you can usually find it.
3. Spend time in the company of those who bring you the most joy
If you want to find peace and contentment in your life, spend some time in the company of your family or friends. Actual time- no phones, no TV; just conversation and good fun.
4. Forget about what people think and just do something that makes you happy
Is it silly to get in a giant kiddie pool with your children? Sure! But I don’t care. I did it, and my kids loved it…and seeing them happy makes me happy.
5. Do something nice for others
What brings you more joy than doing something nice for someone else?
6. Get a hobby that you enjoy and spend a little time doing it each day.
My garden gives me a lot of joy. I love to water it and spend time working in it. And I love to eat the food it produces. Working in this little garden gives me a lot of peace.
What brings you joy and peace?