Don’t you find life to always be filled with stress? Doesn’t it seem like there is always something that happens which encompasses our entire attention, and thus drain our positive energy? As our society grows more and more complex, finding true peace becomes more like trying to find an oasis in the desert. Follow these 10 strategies to find inner peace in your life:

1. Conquer your Thoughts

Thoughts determine our state of mind and therefore are directly correlated with our level of peace. This is why you should become very cautious over what you think and how you think.

2. Accept the Unchangeable

There is no point in complaining or worrying about things you can’t change. This is one of the many reasons why people don’t have inner peace.

3. Work with the Flow

Working against the flow of things only brings stress and anxiety. Now this doesn’t mean that you stop being creative or imaginative but it simply means you don’t try to over force things.

4. Simplify

Simplification and peace go hand in hand. Our modern lives tend to get over cluttered and we have a tendency to end up doing a lot of unnecessary things.

Try to unclutter your life and only do what is truly important. This will not just make you feel good about yourself as you will be doing self-rewarding things but you will actually become more peaceful.

5. Give Generously

I personally find this strategy the most beneficial. Giving is fundamental to attaining peace. When you give you forget your sense of self, and it is only when you forget your sense of self that you find true peace and attain harmony.

6. Learn the power of a smile
Whenever you are laughing or smiling, something interesting happens. Not only does something happen on a chemical level to make you feel better, but it also stops all stress and negativity from entering your psyche. A simple smile can make such a difference.

7  Think outwardly
What I mean by this is that most of the time, we are so consumed within our own problems that we can no longer see the forest from the trees. Therefore, it helps to remind ourselves how big the world is.

8 Never lose hope
Hope is something you can never afford to lose. With hope you always have a path towards peace. Whenever we get too stressed out and overwhelmed within our own life, we forget that hope.

9 Keep learning
One thing that provides us with much stress in life is the fact that we always worry about not having all the answers. Just accepting that you do not know everything, and that you are open to always keep learning is a tremendous step to take towards achieving inner peace.

10 Live in the present moment
Most of the time, what we worry about is relating to something either in the past, or something that hasn’t happened. Living in the present moment erases all such thoughts.