A state of tranquility, of freedom from worry and anxiety is what peace of mind entails. Having peace of mind doesn’t mean all is right with the world, it just means you’re willing to let go of the things you can’t control. Peace of mind is a mental state of calmness. Imagine that feeling when you walk to a window, look outside, and take a deep breath. You can’t have peace of mind when you worry about what people think about you, before long you’ll begin to think you have to tailor your actions to please them, be true to yourself. Don’t compare yourself with other people, resist the urge to gauge your progress with other people’s success. It’s the fastest way to depression.
It took me a while to notice that I was struggling with depression. I’d see my mates living comfortably and then I’d look at my life and feel like there’s nothing applaud-able. I realized it’s the worst train of thought one could have. It suggests ungratefulness, don’t dabble in it. I was able to fight depression by choosing to worry less. I mean, who can add an inch to his height by worrying or a penny to his pocket? I stopped panicking about the future. Take things slow and eventually they’ll pan out well. Self-induced pressure never leads to tranquility.
All work and no play will stress anyone out. Make time for things you enjoy, focus on all the things you’re grateful for, love unconditionally. When you expect nothing in return, it makes it easier to love without fear. Feelings of resentment can destroy peace of mind, insecurities taint tranquility.
Be kind. Help that stranger on the street, give that child a candy, help that blind man cross the road. All these small things give a sense of fulfillment. Do these things and in no time you’ll find peace of mind.