With balance comes the idea of inner peace, which feels a bit more like an ideal of something that you can actually achieve. “Set peace of mind as your highest goal and organize your life around it.” Borrowing these words from Brian Tracy, We listed down the how-tos of your quick retreat. Finding inner peace or that state of calm is always available. Sure, it requires a bit of effort, but the payoff is priceless.
Create a mood of calm by putting on some calming tunes (whatever that is to you). Focusing on sound (even if it’s just ambient) gives your mind a break from an incessant stream of thinking. Feel free to get up and dance to your favorite song, focusing solely on the music and movement. Get into your body and out of your head.
Sometimes decluttering your home to create a more peaceful space can offer a quick release. It can be a form of letting go of all that’s weighing you down.
Take five to 10 minutes in your morning before the whole house wakes for a simple seated meditation. Or spend an hour at a nearby yoga class. Or if you have an entire day on your own, schedule a date with yourself and simply let yourself be.
Take yourself to a place you love. Imagine yourself at the beach or in the countryside. Summon smells, sounds, and visuals that instantly lift your mood and offer a fresh perspective.
Using the breath as an object of attention is the classic technique for meditation, reverting your mind to quiet stillness. Take five long, deep breaths and focus on your lungs and diaphragm as you do this. This is a quick and easy way to instantly feel calm—even outside of this retreat