In our constantly changing and fast paced world, it can be difficult to keep our focus and maintain our equilibrium. However, there are some ways that we can all work to stay centred and grounded even when things feel like they are falling apart. Here are a few tips on how to find peace and centre oneself in the midst of chaos!
-1) Be mindful of your thoughts – It’s important not to dwell too much on negative thoughts or let them spiral out of control into an overwhelming avalanche of negativity. One way to do this is by being mindful about your thoughts throughout the day; every time you have a negative thought, stop and ask yourself whether there is any truth to it or if you’re just blowing things out of proportion.
-2) Be mindful of your breathing – It can also be helpful to simply focus on your breathing for a set amount of time each day; this helps you get in touch with your inner self and center yourself.
-3) Find the good even in your bad days – Of course, not every day is going to be perfect but it’s important to try and find the good of each day. Sure, you might have spilled coffee on yourself before leaving home or got stuck in a meeting for an hour longer than usual, but there was probably something that you enjoyed about your day too. Maybe you got to try a new lunch place or had a chance to chat with a friend. By finding the good in each day, even if it’s small, we can be reassured that there is positivity and hope amidst the chaos.
-4) Give yourself some silence – Everyone needs a break from all the chatter and noise that surrounds us every day. With constant messages, emails, texts and other distractions constantly coming in from your friends and family, it can be helpful to give yourself some time alone each day to refocus on the things that are most important to you.
-5) Create boundaries – It’s important to set boundaries in your relationships. This means that you should communicate with the people closest to you what they can and cannot do for you. For example, if some family members constantly bring you down, tell them that while their support is appreciated, there are times when all you need is a little space.
-6) Cut out the clutter – Too often, we fill our time with things that don’t really matter. It can be helpful to cut down on the distractions in your life so you have more time for meaningful experiences and relationships.
-7) Listen to some tunes – Everyone likes to listen to their favourite music every now and then. Music is great because it can put us in a different state of mind, which can help us get back to centre.
-8) Read up on new ideas – By filling our minds with new experiences and information, we can learn new things that will give us inspiration and hope when the world feels like it’s falling apart!
The above are some simple ways to centre yourself amid the chaos. It can be difficult to keep our focus and maintain our equilibrium when there are so many distractions in our lives, but by being mindful about our thoughts throughout the day and focusing on some simple breathing techniques, we can find peace amidst the chaos. By communicating with those closest to you what they can and cannot do for you, setting boundaries in your relationships and reducing distractions in your life, you can be reassured that things will get better amongst all of the chaos. It’s important to read up on new ideas and fill your mind with new experiences that will give you inspiration and hope when the world feels like it’s falling apart!
Fiona Craig is a life coach, psychotherapist, business mentor, and published author of the award winning self-help book, “Stuck in a Rut – How to rescue yourself & live your truth” helping women remove the fear, worry and guilt to confidently take the steps towards creating the life they want to live.
Fiona has been interviewed by The Australian Women’s Weekly, Women’s Fitness Magazine and The New Daily and written articles for Collective Magazine, Herald Sun Melbourne, Sunday Life Magazine, Career One, I Am Woman Magazine, plus Mouths Of Mums and other online publications. You can learn more about working with Fiona at www.lifebalancecoach.com.au or call 0405 433 217.