Every situation has a silver lining – discover a mindset that heals and enlightens.
September 28, 2021 · 7 min read
The energy of the mind is the essence of life. - Aristotle
Peace, calmness, quietness, relaxation… These things sound so simple, yet sometimes they can be hard to obtain. It becomes hard to achieve ease of mind, because we get lost in our minds and get carried away from our normal lives and joys.
Luckily, there’s always solution to every problem in this world. Here we explain how to ease your mind and find your inner peace and happiness.
Ease of mind is a mental state to feel calm, relaxed and relieved. In other words, it’s an ability to feel comfortable with your own thoughts and current mental situation.
Ease of mind is important because you can feel worry-free of all the burden that you carry on your shoulders. If you can’t find a way to ease your thoughts, you’ll start feeling stress, anxiety, which can result in more negative thinking and will quickly start poisoning your peaceful mind.
Ultimately, being at ease of mind will let you feel happy and stress-free. Nowadays, it’s easy to fall into stressful thoughts and harder to keep in touch with happiness.
Being at ease of mind doesn’t necessarily mean a temporarily feeling. It can be a long-term feeling if only you can be self-aware and be conscious of your thoughts and mental state.
People often overlook breathing because it’s so simple and everyone expects that you may need to do something unordinary and special in to become peaceful with inner mind.
However, simple things often are the best solutions to all problems.
Meditation has been proven to reduce anxiety and depression levels. In fact, people who used this meditation technique weren’t able to experience any significant results with medication. On the other hand, Sudarshan Kriya yoga method helped them to feel at ease.
The point is to practice mindful meditation. Focus on the present: your breathing, noises around you.
Here is a practical video to practice meditation. Definitely, you don’t have to do the whole session, 5-10 minutes of meditation should help you to ease your mind.
Sense of ease can be achieved not only through mind, but also through your body. Body and mind connection is especially important and you shouldn‘t neglect it.
Notice, that even physical activities can relax your mind in a sense. Being active can relieve a lot of built-up stress and help you find a balance of mind.
The things you think about determine the quality of your mind. - Marcus Aurelius
Therefore, pick one of these activities which you prefer and do it:
Yet again, another very simple technique.
A research has found that slow beats encourage muscle and mind relaxation. It can be a very effective way to soothe your body and mind and prevent stress.
“So, how do I find such soothing music?“
Well, you can‘t force yourself to listen music that you don‘t like. You have to find common ground which would suit you and you‘d find enjoyable. Personally, I like slow jazz, because i find it warmful and joyful.
However, you can try more of abstract music, like searching on YouTube “peaceful, relaxing music“ and similar.
Ultimately, it all depends on you what kind of music you pick.
Talking to your friends or family can help you to ease your mind. Talk to someone you trust and feel comfortable around. Even having a talk about anything can help soothe your mind.
People are social creatures naturally. I‘d consider myself as an introvert person, but I still occasionally need people to communicate with. Speaking up boosts your confidence, self-esteem and helps you to feel better about yourself.
However, if you have a furry friend, you can also hang out with it. It was proven that having a pet can help boost your mood levels and become happier generally.
Volunteering requires only one thing – your time. However, you can make a significant impact in someone else‘s life by just approaching to them and offering your help.
Similarly, volunteering has also been proven to having potential positive benefits for health: well-being, physical and mental health, life satisfaction and depression.
You can also connect with community better and find meaningful relationships there. That would result in expanding your network, making new friends and increasing your social skills.
Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda
Especially if that‘s your first time of volunteering, you won‘t have time to worry about anything else. Your focus will be dedicated for volunteering.
After finishing your session of volunteering, you‘ll feel a blast of happiness and joy by knowing that you weren‘t selfish and tried to help others. Ease of mind will gently touch your soul and you‘ll find inner peace.
Being creative can help redirect your thoughts and focus on the present activity. A lot of us fall into Internet trap and we rarely ever have some time with ourselves and explore our imagination. All the answers, videos are easily accesible on Internet and we don‘t even have a chance to challenge ourselves.
Therefore, try to do something creative and get your mind busy. For example, you could try these things:
Since worries don‘t let you have ease of mind, consider if these problems are worth to be worried about. Ask yourself questions:
Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances. - J. Donald Walters
You have to have a critical thinking point of view. It‘s fairly easy to fall into emotional thinking and forget the rational one. Once emotional thoughts dominate our mind, we lose logical thinking ability.
Once you validate the problem and your worries, make an action plan. Remember that your focus is to ease your mind. In other words, you have to fix the problem. Consequently, you have to create step-by-step plan how to conquer your misery.
Start from root causes and work from there. Find what‘s causing all this commotion and doesn‘t let you have peaceful mind.
Writing down your negative thoughts and ideas to a journal helps immensely to relieve stress. This allows you to reflect yourself and look around from time to time.
As we live a very fast-paced lives, it‘s important to stop down once in a while and look around.
Perhaps you are such in a rush and you don‘t even know what‘s worrying you? It could be that you have a lot of tension within yourself and you need to organize your thoughts and get to know yourself better.
Overall, it‘s a great way to express yourself and reflect your recent life events. Our minds are processing a lot of information, and writing it down can clarify your feelings better.
The constant worries could be the source of perfectionism and letting yourself down.
It‘s very important to understand that no matter how much you fail, it happened for everyone else also. These people who make failures rarely are very experienced people and have failed thousands of times before.
Just take a moment and have a thought about this quote:
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled. - Plutarch
Thomas Edison would‘ve never been an inventor if he didn‘t understand the importance of failures and learning how to accept himself.
Giving up on yourself is not an option. You have to live with yourself and learn to love yourself.
Certainly, some situations can look hopeless and that everyone is superior to you. Life might start look frightening and worrying.
However, always keep in mind that those who are successful and happy have invested their time and efforts to achieve that state.
Forgiving and accepting yourself is a healing process to let go of negative feelings and move further with your life. Mistakes are inevitable and a part of our lives. That‘s what makes us humans.
It may sound like cliche, but you must consider practicing grattitude. Being grateful for what you have cultivates ease of mind and inner piece.
Also, consider starting writing a grattitude journal. Write at least 3 things that you are thankful for today. People that practice this activity are more likely to be happier with their lives.
In no way being grateful means compromising your life and setting for less. Grattitude simply means being glad for everything that life has to offer you.
For example, if it‘s snowing or raining outside, be grateful that you‘ve had opportunity to use public transport or even your own car. Even if that car is worth $200 and your goal is to have a $200,000 worth car, you shoulds still be grateful that you have an opportunity to drive and that the car is properly doing its function.
You can always upgrade in your life, but you should never forget to stop in a moment once in a while and think about all opportunities that life has to offer you.
Remember that you are living for yourself and not for the others. Public opinions, family or friends opinions don‘t matter about you. But, always keep in mind to take their opinions and validate if they are actually true.
Mindset of ease comes from being less self-conscious about your imperfections and what others think about them.
If you are worrying whether your joke is good enough for everyone to hear, just let it out. Even the funniest people on the planet can‘t consistenly make funny jokes for everyone and they always try to improve.
ake their opinion with a grain of salt.
If you have an uneasy mind because of others‘ opinions about your looks, let it go. Most likely nobody cares and everyone are too busy worrying about themselves.
I used to be a very self-conscious person too, but then i realised that life is too short to waste on someone else‘s opinions.
My point is that you have to be free and not to be chained to someone else‘s opinions. It would be a shame to live a compromised life only just not to look silly in front of the others.
If nothing helps or it doesn‘t seem that it would actually help, feeling of ease can be achieved with the help of professionals. They have accumulated a large amount of experience and have every card in their sleeve to help you feel happier.
Look for local help or online meetings with psychologists. Approaching your problems with a mentor can help you find a solution significantly faster. If your problems persists you for too long, consider seeking for help.
Easing your mind can be as simple as having a hot shower and validating your thoughts.
Ultimately, having ease mindset is a choice and learning how to accept the current situation with calmness and positivity. You should never overcomplicate your feelings and approach problems from the basics and determinance to be happy.
Ease of mind is achievable and open for everyone, but you must identify the problems and validate them. Don‘t settle for less, but also never forget to live in the present and enjoy the little things.