You might be living alone due to any situation or by your own choice for any reason. Here is a simple guide that will help you to live a peaceful life alone and be happy.
From old times we were taught that living with someone is necessary to live happy and survive this life but it is not true if you want to live alone you can.
Living alone does not every time means to ditch all your friends and family it simply means you want to give time to yourself and want to connect with yourself in this chaotic life.
Also the definition of living alone is different for every person. You may be the person who is living in a family and still maintain your personal space or you may be the person who is simply living with nobody.
Sometimes we get confused with living alone and loneliness, both the things are not the same every time. But yes they can be same sometimes.
It all depends on your present situation, so if you are living alone by your own choice or due to any circumstances there are some simple ways to live a peaceful life alone and do not feel burden on yourself thinking about being alone.
Simply because you are never alone you always have yourself with you. As I mentioned above it is not a thumb of rule that you have to disconnect with your friends and family you can always talk to them, visit them and have fun.
So, check out these simple
WAYS TO LIVE A PEACEFUL LIFE ALONE :
1. Improve Your Mindset :
The first thing to live a peaceful life alone is to achieve the inner peace or I would say peace of mind. All the time and every day your mind is busy thinking about so many things like the past times, future stress, negative thoughts etc.
You left no space in your mind for positive thoughts and inner peace then how can you be at peace if your mind is always busy thinking about the stuff that you cannot control.
You have to change your mindset to achieve the inner peace, also changing your mindset is not a thing that you can do overnight or in a single day.
You can take little baby steps everyday to change your mindset towards positivity. You can read books about positivity, listen to podcast and reads blogs that help your mind to go toward positivity.
It may take you months to achieve the peace of mind but once you achieve it you will feel so good and so light. Again do not take stress about achieving the peace of mind it’s not your office task that you have a deadline to complete it.
Take it very lightly and make this process of changing your mindset a part of your daily life. Whenever you get some time read books or blogs, listen positive podcast.
2. Stay Away from Negativity :
If you want to have peace in your life you have to keep yourself away from negative thoughts and also from those people who make you feel negative.
You may be living alone at your home but many times on workplace you find yourself surrounded by people who criticise you or make you feel bad and negative. The best thing you can do is to stay away from them.
You have to stop caring about what they feel and say to you. You should keep your focus on what you feel not what they want you to feel. Even if they say something negative to you, those negative words should be flowing
Like your one ear listened and the thoughts just flew away through your other ear. Don’t let those negative thoughts make a room and live in your mind to destroy your peace.
Also stop watching movies that disturbs your inner peace, if you want to watch movies in your free time then go for the movies that creates positive impact on you, makes you feel good, teaches you something positive.
3. Connect Yourself With Nature :
Connecting yourself with nature is the most easy way to live peacefully. Whenever you are free, walk into nature, look at the beauty of nature, embrace the calmness of nature.
Even small flowers can teach you so many big things. Look at different flowers they are different in their color, shape or smell they teaches you to embrace individuality and stop comparing your life with others
Every different flower blooms at different pace so embrace patience in your life. Every flower at some point of time sheds it’s petals it teaches you to embrace letting go and move on.
If you live far away from nature then bring the nature at your home. Make a small garden at your home, keep some indoor plants, beautiful flower plants, plants that purify air, relax your mind and bring positivity in your life.
If possible plant some fruits and vegetables, learn to take care of them and when they start giving you vegetables and fruits you will feel so happy.
Sit in your small garden, relax, enjoy the present moment and the peace that nature gives you.
4. Stop looking For Perfection :
Many times you are trying very hard to get things done perfectly but in actual there is no thing which is perfect. There is always a room for improvement and change in every thing.
You might feel that if you do a particular thing perfectly you will be at peace but then again you find something else to do perfectly and you always keep yourself occupied for doing things in perfection.
This feeling or obsession of doing things perfectly puts a lot of stress on your mind which destroys your peace, instead try to maintain balance in your life. Stop measuring your performance in the unit of perfection.
Get things done right with a sense of calmness in your mind instead of worrying about the perfection.
5. Eat Mindfully :
You become what you eat. This means your meal have a direct impact on your physical and mental health. Eating mindfully helps you to have calmness.
Eating mindfully means eating the right things and in the right way. There are so many fruits that helps to relieve anxiety, stress and makes your mood calm and peaceful.
Some of these foods are blueberries, oranges, bananas, avocado, spinach, flax seeds etc. Cooking your own meal at home helps to make you feel happy.
You can try creating new healthy recipes, click their photos, make your own recipe book. Cooking is a very enjoyable thing and when you cook with happiness in your heart. All the positive vibes goes into the meal.
6. Random Kindness :
A random act of kindness can really make you feel very happy and peaceful from inside. You can show some kindness everyday towards someone who needs help.
Showing kindness towards other creature makes you a better person. You can feed stray animals, pet them and also whenever you have free time and you are feeling bore, you can visit shelter homes to volunteer.
These small act of kindness makes you feel so much happy and calm. Your act of kindness means a lot for the one who receives.
7. Connect with God :
If you have faith in God, then you can always connect yourself with God. To connect with God you don’t really need to go to any religious place.
Even sitting in your home you can connect with God. There is a simple way to connect with God. Close your eyes and try to see God with your imagination.
You will think that you have never seen God how can you then imagine. You can create your own imagination the way you want.
When you close your eyes try to create a picture of God by yourself. Create God’s eyes, nose, ears, smile etc by yourself. Just sit calm everyday and close your eyes.
When you will be able to create a complete picture of God, then you can talk to God. This process takes time, patience and willingness to sit by closing eyes few minutes everyday without thinking about anything else.
Sitting with closing eyes also provides you peace of mind and heart. Also it helps to relieve stress and anxiety.
8. Self Care :
Self care does not mean being selfish. It is important to care of yourself. Give yourself some relaxing spa day whenever you feel tired or exhausted.
Make some diy face mask, body scrubs, bath bombs etc. Read your favourite books, listen to a calm music or simply sit in a warm water to relieve all your stress.
( P.S. You can see these 5 simple sugar scrub recipes. These are all natural and homemade )
Give yourself an awesome manicure and pedicure at home. Wear your favourite clothes and get ready. For whom ? for yourself because it is not necessary every time to do things for others. Do your favourite things for yourself too.
As I mentioned above showing kindness to others make you feel happy and peaceful. The same way showing some kindness to yourself also makes you peaceful and happy.
Stop being harsh, rude to yourself, stop blaming yourself for everything and be gentle with yourself.
Also you can also check out this easy homemade step by step pedicure method.
9. Rest :
Resting does not always mean to sleep. It sometime means to do nothing. If you are not feeling like to do anything then you can take few small breaks and sit quietly.
It is not always important to get yourself occupied with work or any activity. Yes, everybody is meant to engage in some work. It is still fine to get some small breaks and simply rest.
It helps to give you peace and also improve your mental clarity. But make sure whenever you rest, try to give some rest not only to your body but also to your heart and mind.
10. Practice Yoga :
Doing yoga everyday helps your physical health and mental health in many ways. It helps to increase blood flow, boost metabolism, gives you peace of mind.
Yoga also helps to increase your strength, makes you feel happier, improves your body’s flexibility, increases mindfulness, helps to improve your focus, relaxes your nervous system and reduce anxiety etc.
11. Be Grateful :
Many studies have claimed feeling gratitude helps to improve your level of happiness and satisfaction. Start your day feeling grateful for something and even before sleeping end your day feeling grateful.
Every person is grateful for something everyday. You can also create a gratitude journal and write everyday for those things you are grateful for.
You might be wondering how writing something or being thankful for something can make you happy but yes it is true it can make you feel happy. Whenever you feel thankful for something it directly divert your mind towards seeing good things in your life.
It helps to reduce your depression, you start seeing things positively, your focus reduces on seeing negativity, you get a good sleep, you start appreciating small things, helps to rewire your brain and makes your life happy and peaceful.
FINAL THOUGHTS :
All the above points are some very simple ways to live your life peacefully even being alone. These are really not the steps that you have to perform one by one every single day by taking stress on your mind.
Instead make these things a part of your daily life by taking small steps everyday and soon you will realise your life being peaceful and happy.