7 Effortless Emotional Wellness Strategies

Posted on March 19, 2020May 20, 2020Categories emotional wellnessTags   Leave a comment on 7 Effortless Emotional Wellness Strategies

Are you struggling with emotional wellness right now? The reality is that most if not all of us are.

So here are seven great emotional wellness strategies you can use to help you improve your emotional wellness.

  1. Breathe. Literally. Too often we get so overwhelmed with our emotions that we forget to take time for breathing.
  2. Use essential oils, yes really. There are a lot of great ones that can support your emotional wellness in many ways.
  3. Exercise- even if it means only going outside and running or walking in place for 10 minutes. Do whatever form of exercise you can and you will find that this will help your emotional state.
  4. Reach out for support. Whether that’s from friends, family, neighbors, your church, whoever you can get to help support you.
  5. Pray and have faith. God will take care of you and you can rely on him for support and for emotional help. Relying on God can also help you to have a long term perspective and to realize that no challenges ever last forever.
  6. Avoid the news and all negative sources of information. Yes really, if you are struggling emotionally, one of the best emotional wellness activities you can do is to avoid things that drag you down emotionally. For a lot of us this may include social media.
  7. Service- find ways that you can serve others. Service doesn’t have to be huge. It can be small things that mean the most.

50 Ways to Live a More Peaceful Life

Posted on July 17, 2019July 17, 2019Categories emotional wellnessTags 3 Comments on 50 Ways to Live a More Peaceful Life

Do you want to live a more peaceful life? Of course, you do. I don’t know a single person who doesn’t want to live a more peaceful life. Yet in today’s world of hussle and bussle and chaos that can be much easier said than done.

That said here are 50 ways to live a more peaceful life. Will all of these things work for you? Of course not. However, you can make at least some of them work for you and achieve the goal of living a more peaceful life.

  1. Forgive. People who have true peace, have learned how to forgive others.
  2. Relax more.
  3. Reduce stress.
  4. Make peace with your friends, family and anyone else with whom you have had any less than ideal conversations or situations.
  5. Use peace essential oil blend. This is a blend of essential oils specifically designed to help you have more peace in your life and to create feelings of peace.
  6. Pray.
  7. Meditate.
  8. Be a peacemaker.
  9. Avoid the news. It’s always full of stories that aren’t peaceful and can make you struggle to have more peace yourself.
  10. If you see a situation that you can help solve that will bring you more peace- then take action.
  11. Read quotes and scriptures about peace.
  12. Take a walk in nature.
  13. Read the Zen of Wellness Blog.
  14. Accept what you can’t change and work to change what  you can.
  15. Take a screen break for 1 day per week. I try to do Sundays except for maybe a few phone calls.
  16. Try yoga.
  17. Listen to classical music.
  18. Go somewhere peaceful like the mountains or a temple.
  19. Focus only on the positive and avoid the negative.
  20. Attend a live symphony or classical music concert.
  21. Look forward to the future.
  22. Eliminate negative people from your life to the extent possible.
  23. Identify the things that aren’t giving you peace and work to get rid of them.
  24. Get rid of the need to be perfect.
  25. Be grateful. If you live in the US or Canada or any other first world country you have a lot more peace than people in other parts of the world.
  26. Avoid worrying about what might happen.
  27. Learn to trust God in all things. Proverbs 3:4-5
  28. Work on increasing your faith.
  29. Accept that you won’t have perfect peace all the time.
  30. Use lavender, marjoram and other calming essential oils to help you relax and have more peace.
  31. Learn to recognize the difference between being happy and at peace despite challenges and hard things and between being in a state of turmoil and work to have the first one most of the time.
  32. Be prepared for emergencies.
  33. Be prepared for anything that may happen and disrupt your peace.
  34. Be honest and have integrity all the time.
  35. If you aren’t sure if you should do something and you think it might disrupt your peace later, then don’t do it.
  36. Be wise with your finances.
  37. Get adequate health insurance, life insurance if you need it and other protections.
  38. Have at least a month’s worth of food storage.
  39. Practice what you would do in an emergency.
  40. Have backup plans.
  41. Save money.
  42. If you have the feeling or impression to do something, do it. Take action.
  43. If you are really struggling get help. It’s okay to ask for help if you need it even if it means going to professional therapy or counseling.
  44. Take a nice long relaxing bath.
  45. Spend time with a dog, cat or other loving animal. They are amazing for helping to calm down and have more peace.
  46. Donate to organizations that are helping to create more peace.
  47. Consider working for the peace corps to help make a difference and to help increase peace around the world.
  48. Do the best you can whenever you can and be at peace with yourself knowing you did your best.
  49. Give others permission to do their best and be at peace with their actions.
  50. Recognize that we won’t have peace all over the world until Christ comes back and that is okay.

What do you do to create more peace amongst all the noise and chaos?

25 Ways to Have More Passion in Life

Posted on July 10, 2019July 10, 2019Categories emotional wellnessTags   Leave a comment on 25 Ways to Have More Passion in Life

Do you want to have more passion in life? The reality is that most people do want more passion. In addition living a passionate life can also be a life that is more fulfilling and satisfying.

However, it can be hard to know what to do to have more passion in life. So here are 25 ways you can have more passion in life.

  1. Recognize what things you are the most passionate about and then find ways to do those things more often.
  2. Recognize and understand the why behind everything big you do in life. Read the book Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action This book will help you understand the why behind what you do and how to make your actions be filled with more passion.
  3. Choose a career and or job that you are passionate about and if you start to loose the passion for something then find something different to do.
  4. Be grateful. Having an attitude of gratitude can help you have more passion and enthusiasm for life.
  5. Find 1-2 hobbies that you enjoy and then find the time to do them every once in a while.
  6. Read books about other people who have found their passions or lived a more passionate life and how they did it.
  7. Ask for help from other people who seem to have more passion in their life.
  8. Meditate every day and write down the ideas that come to your head.
  9. Go for a nature walk and write down any ideas that you think of.
  10. Join a club that focuses on something you are passionate about and get to know the other members. For example I love the French language and everything about it. I am a member of my local chapter of the Alliance Francaise.
  11. Take a class about something that grabs your attention and lights you on fire. It could be an in person class or an online class.
  12. Experiment with different activities and classes to find out what gives you more passion in life.
  13. Look back to what you love to do when you were three and find ways to do more of those things.
  14. Ask your friends, family and others who know you well what they think you enjoy doing and that will give you more passion in life.
  15. If you aren’t in a passionate relationship right now, figure out how to change it.
  16. Watch or rewatch old classic romantic movies and use the advice that they have in those movies to help you have more passion in your relationships.
  17. Wear perfume or essential oils that have blends of oils that can help you have more passion. Examples include rose, jasmine, neroli and cinnamon.
  18. Realize that you won’t be passionate about everything you have to do in life but you do have control over your choices.
  19. Do what you can to have passion even in situations when you may find it difficult.
  20. Get involved with helping others have more passion. You may be surprised and find out what you enjoy doing things you never thought you would.
  21. Eat some chocolate. I’m serious. I don’t know about you but eating chocolate gives me more passion and enthusiasm for life.
  22. Spend some time with a baby or young child. They always have passion for life and some of theirs may rub off on you.
  23. If you feel you have really lost your passion for life, then get some professional help and counseling.
  24. Sing and dance. Yes really.
  25. Check out my other post on how to get motivated.