Freshman year of high school in theology class I learned a prayer that has followed me over the course of the last 5 years, and kept me grounded when I needed it the most.
The Serenity Prayer
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.
Along with this prayer, here are 6 things that you can do on a daily basis, that will slowly add a little peace to your life.
1. Be Alone With Your Thoughts
Life is hectic, period. Juggling the fast paced ways of society, a social life, familial life, a career, various relationships, and/or more is a lot to do. It is essential to say time out, and just give yourself a break. This can be done through meditation, yoga, writing, or prayer. Even if it’s just a few moments of silence when you first wake up. Allow yourself time to think and listen to your inner voice.
2. Follow A Schedule
Creating a daily schedule can change your life in more ways than you can imagine. Planning ahead keeps us organized, and held accountable. Build a schedule, and do your best to stick to it.
What is an affirmation? I once read that, “An affirmation is a simple but powerful statement that helps to strengthen the connection between your unconscious mind and your conscious mind.” I implement affirmations into my morning bathroom routine. As I’m brushing my teeth, and taking care of my skin I speak affirmations over my life.
EX: “Today is what I make it, and it is going to be amazing” “I believe in myself and my ability to succeed”
4. Pace Yourself
Don’t rush. This day and age is all about moving fast and multi-tasking, but it’s best to handle things oppositely when life is chaotic. Handle everything that comes your way one at a time. When life comes at us hard and from many directions, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and stagnant. Remember to breathe, and deal with 1 situation at a time.
5. Be Realistic
Life is not perfect, and we should’t expect it to be. Don’t be too hard on yourself. We must learn to enjoy the ups and downs of everything in life, because good wouldn’t be without bad.
May the Universe grant you Courage, Wisdom, and Serenity!
What brings serenity to your daily life?