We are living in a fast-moving and competitive world where living in peace would be a luxury for many. The surge of social media and the unprecedented upsurge of screentime has considerably reduced the eye-to-eye contact between couples and families at large. Result! Dissatisfaction, sadness, and the feeling of nothingness. This is what I have been going through for a while, The feeling of having nothing when you have everything. The feeling of not knowing what I want and would give me happiness. My venturing into Holistic wellness was to find an answer to this dilemma. Months of pursuance later, I identified my source of peace and happiness and have started my baby steps into it. I formulated my own ultimate peace of mind quote which I follow diligently and live by without fail.
My ultimate peace of mind quote
So, I was trying to figure out my triggers. There were too many but identifying them was my first step of success. Now I have to eliminate my trigger and identify that which pushes me through. That was my mantra of peace. My own peace of mind quote.
Morning coffee, soothing music, sweet nothings with kids, yoga, meditation, my lavender oil, movie time with my partner, reading, writing to the soul’s satisfaction, watching the beauty of nature – I found my source of peace in silliest things and I learned that it is so easy to be happy.
These are my powerhouses.
Coffee and caffeine have always been blamed for spoiled sleep, deteriorating energy, hyper activeness in kids. But of late even scientists are in two minds about the authenticity of these findings. Let me tell you my experience. When I was attending the Health Coach certification course, I was apprehensive about whether I would be able to live up to it as my belief that certain food items that were blamed to be bad, were indeed good, would receive a setback. But SURPRISE! The academy where I took certification from, strongly believed in what others don’t believe. Surprisingly, for me, they concurred with my belief that coconut oil is not bad for health. Likewise, coffee is also not to blame.
I have been regularly having sugarless black coffee for two years and the level of calmness that it gave me is unbelievable
Don’t ask me the reason. Because genuinely I don’t know nor do the scores of scientists around the world.
Music is therapeutic. There is no argument but the kind of music that could give you peace could be different. Know what gives you immense happiness and choose the music that goes with it. For me, it is the slokas and mantras. It could be some soothing music or rock music or folks songs. Listening to what you like is indeed therapy.
Quality time with kids
I am not someone who falls under the “perfect mother” category. I don’t create specific activities, educational or entertainment. Well, with three kids of 2-3 years age difference the need for quality time with mother is menial, or so I believe, Nonetheless, I have my time with my kids when I play ‘stone, paper, scissors, watch Blackpink videos’ or any such seemingly stupid activities for I am a mother who has not grown beyond a teenager when it comes to my kids. I fight with them for ice creams too!
My quality time with kids are punctuated by the silly games and not the quality that you might visualise
But yours could be different and I respect that just like you would mine. And thus, this silly time becomes a part of my therapy and becomes an important part of my peace of mind quote.
Yoga and meditation
Being a certified Yoga instructor and a Yoga enthusiast, Yoga is my definition of prayer. I don’t do it for weight loss. My Yoga journey is the extension of my Holistic Wellness journey. While I hold each poses I have a vision that I hold strong in mind. Amidst the ruckus created by kids, I created a mansion of peace. While meditating I used to alternate ‘Om Chanting’ and the Buddhist chant ‘Nam Yoho Renge Kyo’. If you don’t want the religious connotation, you can chat ‘aaaa’ as in Hindi ‘oooooh’ and ‘maaaa’ which resonates the same way. Meditation is naturally a part of any peace of mind quote that you come across for the amount of calmness that it provides.
You might have seen the funny Whatsapp where a mother is lying down on a bed of lavender to relieve her stress. Jokes apart, lavender indeed has therapeutic power. Aromatherapy being an inherent part of my wellness sessions, I am applying this myself in my life. I put one or two drops of lavender essential oil in my body wash, shampoo, conditioner, lotions, and everything.
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Movie/ webseries time with my partner
If Netflix and Prime video have spoiled relations and aggravated the screen time, it has brought me closer to my husband. We watched numerous movies and web series together. When our tastes don’t match, I would sit with him reading while he would watch. Whatsoever the one hour of proximity was never compromised and it worked wonders in our relationship and my peace and wellness. I had written about this earlier in my post How to overcome libido postpartum.
Reading and writing
Reading and writing were reserved to the last part of my peace of mind quote but the therapeutic effect they have on me is primary. I can ignore everything to read and write and still be happy. When my reading and writing took a back seat, unknowingly I was falling into a pit of despair. Slowly I got back into my writing and believe that I would be able to pursue it consistently.
Nature has an unfathomable influence on my mind. Maybe because of growing up amidst the greenery, I never realized how special it was and how lucky I was to have the ultimate peace mantra around me, day in day out. The moment I realized it, I started indulging in the green bed of happiness and the colorful butterflies and musical birds that adorn our lives.
All these are more contributed to my wellness journey. It doesn’t mean that I never felt angry or sad. I did but whenever I felt so, I knew in my heart that it is not permanent. Living by my own ultimate peace of mind quote has redefined my journey of life and in turn, changed my family as well. More on it coming soon.
I feel whatever we do or follow, we should be happy about it . Then only we can experience the calmness. To me, writing, morning walks, exercising and doing my S stroke gives me calmness.
Yes. Doing what makes us happy is the key.
Soothing article. Powerful thoughts.
Life is beautiful and we should accept it the way it comes as everything cannot be as per our wish in life. being happy is an art and we all should learn it. My morning start when I look at my husband’s peaceful sleeping face followed by a warm cup of tea……. rest the day continues
Can’t agree more.
Loved your writing. Such important valid points you have made. All of them are so true. Peace doesn’t have to be found on Himalayas
I too believe lavender oil does distress the mind. sometimes when I get stressed out due to work pressure, I just take some time out and play with my daughter. It is so relaxing.
Great calming list and writing, coffee is a bravo combo😊👍🏼
I loved your list Rakhi and I follow most of these activities in my daily routine. yoga or walk, music and spending time with kids are something that take away my stress and make me feel rejuvenated again to complete other routine responsibilities.
The secret of being happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of every day. My day starts with half an hour me time with a cup of tea, rest the day continues.
To me walking with my hubby, writing, reading, soothing music and play with my kids thats make me happy…. but my morning like hurry berry in kitchen, i didn’t get time to listening, reading etc. I lost myself… i don’t know when i found it!!!!
Thanks for sharing this. During covid I had felt so low like I was slowing falling into a pit of depression. Then I started reading and I entered a magical world. My happiness is my books. When I look at my books and feel their pages I get such an unexplainable pleasure
Everyone has their own way of finding peace for me listening to my favorite song while going for a morning walk and having hot tea. Spending time with kids definitely is my biggest stress buster.
Life is short, live to the fullest… Find Happiness in small things and smiling faces is my mantra of being happy. Sound sleep and stress free life gives you inner glow.
For me its reading, exercising,nature therapy, cooking, listening music and dancing. And these small things really give me peace and happiness. Enjoyed reading this.
I have seen your reels on the same..it is a motivational reels and after reading your content left me so calm ..it’s actually our inner peace Rakhi. Small things can really give us perfect happiness.
Yes. Ultimate inner peace
You are so right, we all need to find our own mantra for inner peace…find what is it that works for us. Writing indeed has brought me a lot of peace too….and music as well.
Absolutely love the key points you’ve given! I myself am an advocate of self-care and I think we can work together in spreading this message to more! Hope to work with you someday!
I know that is why I always relate with your posts
This is so amazing post and well writing article. I really read to love about The Ultimate Peace of Mind Quote . This is very important life and paece. And keep thinking postive happy. Thanks for sharing.
Your mantra is wonderful and the best I say. All thes things keep our us and our life balanced and happy. I wld like to try lavender oil too for myself.
You can’t find happiness in the smallest and sometimes in the silliest things you just need to follow your heart.
Out of the things you have listed above I relate the most with the time we spend with kids, even I don’t do anything special for the kids but just love to spend idle time doing what they like. we should just find happiness in whatever way possible to leave a peaceful life.
This is a great post, I love to read a positive post that inspires us. I can’t deny there are times when I feel upset and low. And I do a few of the things which you have mentioned above. This is true the things which make us feel good from inside we should do it in our life.
Wow Rakhi, this is so amazing post and well writing article. I am glad you shared that The Ultimate Peace of Mind Quote That We Live . Life is important peace. Thanks for sharing.
What a great post I could relate too..off lately I am getting too anxious. I try to keep busy but guess I need to do the things I like and make me happy. A few tips I have gathered for sure
Rakhi, the list of things are perfect for all to follow , music and playing with the kids is my stress buster and having a masala chai with fav namkeen open up my mind. Shall try sugar free coffee too.
I go for a morning walk regularly and it’s such a stress buster. Love the lavender oil tip, shall check the brand.
This is such a beautiful post. Love your contents so much, Rakhi di. The things that you’ve listed down are really helpful and stress buster.
Identifying our triggers, that help us to calm down and relax is totally magic. And if we can bring them in our routine it’s a total win win situation. Glad you shared this post. Loved it
In those past days or months you can say taught me to live for present and not think for future more. Life is uncertain and unpredictable. Just live the moment,be happy with the small small things you own and be grateful to universe . That’s all
Very valid points you have shared. I too believe in self care and giving time to myself. Also I like to lit a lot of candles in the evening to bring the positive vibes and calmess around the house.
candles are a good way for making yourself feel good
Such a lovely and motivational post. I just loved it. The things you listed here are really useful and amazing. Thank you so much for sharing this.
I follow all the things listed here, I get more free time because I’m not married 🙂 but take away from your post is to try lavender oil, thanks for posting about self care:) a very nice reminder
You have made an excellent list. Reading, even before writing, has been my ultimate source of peace. Just having my Kindle next to me calms me 🙂
Your list is so soothing, Rakhi! What is great is that they are all doable. Thank you fir writing this post. It could help many people who are looking for peace of mind and contentment.
I loved your quote, Rakhi. Yes, we should do things that make us happy, no matter how silly they sound, it should bring us peace.
Any lifestyle should be followed if you can stay consistent. So, when you say yoga is a way of life for you and not for weight loss, I could completely resonate. I loved all the aspects if a happy lifestyle you included in your post.
A perfect post for someone who is overwhelmed. I loved the quote. The joy is in the small things. Meditation works for me in more ways than one. Calms me down, is a painkiller, and also keeps the creative juices flowing.
I agree these small things count a lot and really give me peace and happiness. Enjoyed reading this.
Finding happiness in whatever I do is my mantra. Loved reading your post… well written article
So much relatable…. tea is my caffeine supplier though, being from north India. Coffee is for special occasions 😛
All of these are proven to work. Candles and incense sticks are extremely effective.
Reading, writing and gardening are my go-to things to cool off or to just be by myself. Spending quality time with the kids is also an important part of my life.
Reading and writing + nature therapy work best for me.
Great tips you’ve listed out here.
Loved you list. I also like writing, meditation, being in nature and quality time with kids and it make me happy.
Love your list, and quote, Rakhi. It is truly the simple things in life that give one peace and happiness.
I swear by Lavender Oil, it is so calming. Checking out the link you shared.
Small things in life bring peace and happiness, the sooner we learn and accept we will be happier in our life.
Our ordinary life is such a boon for us. We can have and enjoy these things, this is such a blessing. These tiny thing brings so much of peace and we should always value them.
These are the things which makes me happy too! Happy to find a fellow.
It’s so true, sometimes it is the silliest things, everyday perfect routines that make us happy.
I agree with you. Little things matter the most. And one should find purpose in achieving them because all of us are running the rat race.
The little things matter so much
Oh, I love these! I do quite a lot from your list like reading, exercising, taking a walk, writing, etc. Very liberating!
Loved the list. Reading and writing is my go to thing.
These are great tips! Many people don’t give sleep the importance it requires, and this post should help.
Thanks for the post to take care of myself well…:) Lovely tips…
I loved all the points you shared. To be happy you should do things you like.
Love your post and it’s true we all have to spend some time reflecting what gives us peace. Thanks for sharing these great tips. #MyFriendAlexa #TinasPicks