It’s not easy coming to terms with the parts of yourself that you don’t like. Summoning courage from deep within to confront those parts of yourself will ultimately allow you to find peace and live a happy life. To find peace and achieve self growth, you might also have to confront your idea of self and your ego – two things that often cause people a great deal of misery.

In this article, we’ll tell you how you can find peace within yourself:

Find A Coach.

If you’re really struggling to come to terms with who you are, then you could consider visiting a coach. You can find good quality coaching online, or you can see one in person. The former is probably the best option, especially when you consider the pandemic and its implications on small businesses like coaching agencies.

Coaches can help you to come to terms with who you are. They can also be very motivational and help you to work through your problems.

Forgive Yourself.

We all make mistakes; it’s just part of life. If you’ve done terrible things to people, then forgive yourself. Try your best to make amends with the people that you’ve hurt as well. If they don’t want to forgive you, don’t be hard on yourself. Not everybody’s capable of forgiving.

If you go through life holding onto your past, you’ll torture yourself.

Stop Controlling.

A lot of people make themselves miserable by trying to control every aspect of their lives. Unfortunately, there are things in life that you simply can’t control. If you try to control the uncontrollable, you’ll drive yourself mad.

Often, people try to control the things that scare them. When you let go of what you’re scared of, you’ll be able to come to terms with the reality of your existence and find peace within yourself.

Get Outdoors.

Instead of spending all of your time indoors, get out into nature. Nature is a great way to find peace and tranquillity. Start going for long walks, hikes, go camping, or take up a hobby like fishing. Once you start getting outdoors, you’ll feel much better about yourself and about the world.

Our ancestors didn’t spend all of their time cooped up in houses. They went outdoors and found peace within themselves and in the world. It’s easy to feel oppressed when you’re stuck inside.

Be Honest.

Be honest with yourself. Instead of pretending to be somebody else (which more or less everybody does), be yourself. When you’re constantly wearing a mask and pretending to be somebody else, it’s impossible to find peace. Come to terms with your personality, what you enjoy, and what makes you – you.  

If you don’t want material goods and you don’t want to work a 9-5, then why not give it all up and pursue what you want?

Eat Naturally.

Eastern philosophies like Taoism and Zen Buddhism stress the importance of a healthy diet. If you’re diet consists of fatty, sugary foods, then cut them out. If you aren’t fuelling your body with what it really needs, then it’ll fail on you. It’s like putting petrol into a diesel car – it just won’t work.

Change your diet and incorporate more organic food into it. Eat lots of fruit and vegetables, and make sure that the meat you buy isn’t genetically modified. You’ll quickly notice that you feel much better about yourself when you eat healthily. Cut junk food out of your diet forever.

Regular Exercise.

A healthy body creates a healthy mind. Make sure that you get outdoors and exercise as often as you can. Experts recommend that you should exercise for at least 90 minutes a week. Once you get into it, you’ll feel so much better about yourself.  

Be A Good Person.

If you’re trying to find peace within yourself, but you behave irresponsibly, and even cruelly, then you’ll have a hard time. The easiest way to find peace is to be a good person. Good deeds can help to clear your head and your conscience. In many religions, good deeds cancel out the bad ones. However, don’t use ‘good deeds’ as a license to hurt people (:e, you hurt someone intentionally, then do something nice for somebody else to cancel it out).

Meditation.

Meditation is a fantastic way to come to terms with yourself and to find peace. Meditation is a contemplative practice that will allow you to recognise who you are full. It’ll also help you to view situations more objectively and to be calm.

After a long day at work, take a deep breath and sit in meditation for a while. You’ll see the benefits almost instantly.

Finding peace within yourself and working through your issues doesn’t need to be difficult. With this article, you’ll be able to come to terms with the things that you dislike about yourself and learn to love them. Thanks for reading.


Taz Thornton had a tough July. Find out more here.

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