40 Ways to Create Peace of Mind

“Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organize your life around it.” ~Brian Tracy

There was a time when I thought peace was a destination, in much the same way I imagined I’d eventually arrive at happiness or success.

It seemed like something I needed to chase or find—definitely not something I could experience without dramatically changing my life.

I needed to work less, relax more, and generally revamp my circumstances and relationships in order to be a peaceful person.

Despite seeing peace as an endpoint, I also saw it as something passive; after all, that’s why I was so stressed: I had so much to do.

I’ve since realized that peace is always available, and like any desirable state of mind, it requires effort, even if that effort entails consciously choosing to be still.

Sure, our circumstances affect our mental state, but they don’t have to control them, not if we make tiny choices for our well-being.

Admittedly, it’s not easy to choose peace when we’re going through tough times. I still go through periods when I get caught up in worries and stresses, and it can feel like that’s the only available response to things that have happened.

But it’s not. There are countless things we can do to create peace of mind, both in response to events in our lives, and proactively, everyday.

If you’d also like to develop a greater sense of peace, you may find these suggestions helpful:


1. Take five to ten minutes for a simple seated meditation.

2. Take 100 deep breaths, counting “and one,” “and two,” and so on, with “and” on the inhalations and the numbers on the exhalations.

3. Take a meditative walk, focusing solely on the physical sensations of walking—the earth under your feet, the swing of your hips.

4. Find a guided meditation on YouTube and let it lull you into a blissful state of presence.

5. Practice alternate nostril breathing. Hold the left nostril down and inhale through the right; then hold the breath. Release the left nostril, hold the right one down, and exhale through the left. Now start on the left with an inhalation, exhaling on the right. This is one set. Do up to five of them.


6. Write down everything that’s weighing you down mentally and then burn it as a form of letting go.

7. Write down everything you’ve learned from a difficult experience so you can see it as something useful and empowering instead of something to stress you out.

8. Tell someone how their actions affected you instead of holding it in and building resentment.

9. Call someone you’ve denied forgiveness and tell them you forgive them.

10. Apologize for a mistake instead of rehashing it, and then choose to forgive yourself.


11. Engage in a little art therapy; grab some crayons, markers, or paint and put all your feelings on the page.

12. Create a peace collage. Include images that make you feel relaxed and at ease. (Google “peace collage” and you’ll get lots of ideas!)

13. Meditate on your favorite peace quote and then write it in calligraphy for framing.

14. Take a walk with the sole intention of photographing beautiful things that make you feel at peace, like a tree with colorful autumn leaves.

15. Write a blog post about what gives you peace of mind. (This has been a calming experience for me!)


16. Get up and dance to your favorite song, focusing solely on the music and the movement. Get into your body and get out of your head!

17. Take a long walk on the beach, focusing on the feel of the sand between your toes and the sound of the crashing waves. Cliché, but highly effective!

18. Go for a bike ride in a scenic part of town, and immerse yourself in the calm of your environment.

19. Take five to ten minutes for stretching, syncing your breath with the movements (or if you have an hour, visit a local studio for a yoga class).

20. Declutter a cluttered part of your home, creating a more peaceful space.


21. Muster compassion for someone who hurt you, instead of wallowing in bitterness, which will make it easier to forgive them and set yourself free.

22. Set aside some time to actively enjoy the good things about the present instead of scheming to create a better future.

23. Create a list of things you love about yourself instead of dwelling on how you wish you were different.

24. Focus on what you appreciate about the people in your life instead of wishing they would change (assuming you’re in healthy relationships).

25. Recognize if you’re judging yourself in your head with phrases like “I should have” or “I shouldn’t have.” Replace those thoughts with, “I do the best I can, my best is good enough, and I’m learning and growing every day.”


26. Start reading that book you bought about dealing with the challenge you’ve been facing.

27. Schedule a date with yourself, a time when you don’t need to meet anyone else’s requests, and do something that feeds your mind and spirit. Go to a museum or take yourself to your favorite restaurant and simply enjoy your own company.

28. Sit in nature—under a tree, on a mountain—and let yourself simply be.

29. Be your own best friend. Tell yourself what’s on your mind, and then give yourself the advice you’d give a good friend who had the same issue.

30. Repeat some positive affirmations that help you feel present, peaceful, and empowered.


31. Tell the truth in your relationships. When we hold in our true feelings, we create stress for ourselves. Be kind but honest and share what you really feel.

32. Catch critical, blaming, or self-victimizing thoughts. Instead of ruminating on what someone else did wrong, express yourself and ask yourself what you can do to create the change you’re seeking.

33. Have fun with someone you love. Forget about everything that feels like a problem and do something silly and childlike.

34. Connect with someone online who can relate to what you’re going through and create a mutually supportive relationship by sharing and listening.

35. Let someone into your self-care routine—ask a friend to join a yoga studio with you, or invite your sister to jog with you on the beach.


36. Volunteer your time to help a charity you believe in. Put all your energy into helping someone else, and you will inadvertently help yourself.

37. Volunteer at your local animal shelter. Animals are naturally present, and it’s contagious!

38. Do something kind for someone else without expecting anything in return. If they ask what they can do for you, tell them to pay it forward.

39. Leverage your passion to help someone else (i.e.: if you’re an aspiring designer, design a logo for a friend). You get to get in the zone doing something you love; someone else gets support they need. A win/win!

40. Leverage your purpose to serve someone else, not for money—just because. That might mean helping them pursue their passion, or motivating them to reach their fitness goals. Whatever gives your life meaning, give it to someone freely.

As is often the case with these types of list, this can seem a little long and overwhelming. The important thing is that we do at least one tiny thing every day to create mental stillness. What helps you create peace of mind?

This post was originally published in 2012.

About Lori Deschene

Lori Deschene is the founder of Tiny Buddha and Recreate Your Life Story, an online course that helps you let go of the past and live a life you love. Her latest bookTiny Buddha's Gratitude Journal, which includes 15 coloring pages, is now available for purchase. For daily wisdom, follow Tiny Buddha on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram..

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  • joychristin

    Such a beautiful message…living even just one of these tips is a wonderful way to cultivate/amplify peace. I think peace is a practice of love…we don’t always know “how” yet it can be great fun to explore and share 🙂 Thank *you* for all that you reflect and share!

  • Sally

    wow reading that actually made me cry! I can relate to so much of that so I’m going to print it out and put it on my kitchen wall (am I allowed to do that?!).
    Thank you

  • Kimbundance

    This is very helpful, definitely book-marking this! During busy times, it’s hard to get centered again. I suppose it’s a habitual process that one must be able to carry out always instead of a one time deal.

    Much gratitude!

  • Guest

    These are the types of posts I love reading the most! Numbers 36 and 38 are my personal favorites… I find it so beneficial to immerse myself in helping others because it helps me learn about what means the most to me. 14 and 16 are so true as well. I think for number 8, the (sort of) opposite is often helpful to me in many situations… if someone has affected me in a postive way then I feel a need to let them know!

  • Dawn

    Wow, what a list. Bookmarked! Thank you x

  • Of course you are! You’re most welcome. I’m glad you found this helpful. =)

  • You’re welcome!

  • I love list posts too! That’s a great point, about going the opposite of 8. It’s always nice to give someone that acknowledgement and appreciation. =)

  • I’m glad you enjoyed this Kim! I’ve definitely found that, about making it a habitual process. When I get caught up in worries, I know I need to give more attention to the little things.

  • You’re most welcome. I love what you wrote about peace being a practice of true!

  • Sue

    Very thorough list! Love that some take just 5-10 minutes. I also find that going to a kirtan chant concert or singing along to a kirtan CD can bring peace. Not sure if it’s the words sung (devotional in nature) or perhaps just the act of singing itself that creates the result.

  • I love kirtan music Sue! Great addition to the list. =)

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  • hemant

    yes u r right

  • sue

    Thank you.

  • ridhi

    Wow that was amazing! Ir realy helped. Bwautiful tips! Inspired so much that I feel helped already. Thank you

  • You’re most welcome. 🙂

  • Guddi

    I am soooooo happy to know these 40 hints,being Buddhist,to know it is awesome.

  • You’re most welcome!

  • priyanka

    Wow, this is extremely beautiful… People should google for something good like this…

  • Thanks so much. I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  • Rajaram

    This is awesome. Browsing of peace of mind yielded me to have a very good understating of a big book written on this matter are simply cut made as just 40 points. Each points are so real and worth remembering every minutes of our day to day life to have our life with full calmness and tranquility. Thank you very much for these golden points. I Will definitely try my level best to adapt these habits in my life. Thank you sister once again.

  • You are most welcome Rajaram. =)

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  • linda.

    These are useful tips to motivate me to show kindness without expecting any return. learning to forgive will give me peace of mind.thanks

  • You are most welcome!

  • drradiologist.

    its jus wow… really very helpful n the lines r beautiful n peace making… i donno how hard it wud b but ll try n follow dis. thank u so much.

  • Kuhreeseteyn

    This is a life-changer. Thank you so much!

  • Guest

    I m really going Through some tough time.I was really collapsing before n even thought to end everything……….but a random search bought me to this page and it really helped me a lot…Thank you :)(This is 1st smiley i have put since ages )

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  • mamlesh

    loved these things….may be u helped me to be a peace lover then being ambitious fool…….:)

  • hiraya

    Singing. Random humming. -creative and could also be meditative 🙂

  • kaushik

    thank you very much !


    thanks a lot

  • Atiq

    Yes I liked above words, these are full of meaning every word has a mystery of peace. But I need more help….. I have lost control over myself.. and don’t have slightest idea what to do? M blank

  • goutam

    i liked it, I want to come out from this mechinical life , I want to do something which can make me happy & only have a meaning ful life with a simle lifelyhood….. basss, can any one help me , please contact me at 09934313985

  • babin

    Thank you so much…it indeed is very helpful….shall read it over and over until I csn fully put into practice…

  • Amit Singhai

    It was really helpful. i will start practicing from today. Thanks Lori

  • aman

    pleasure time reading this article…………….
    really feel great reading this….. 🙂

  • I’m glad you enjoyed it Aman!

  • Kashif Ansari

    peace of mind can come from hydrotherapy where we literally return to the state of unconscious oneness we experienced in the amniotic sac (the mother’s womb). it can come from a whiff of a lady’s perfume as she passes us by or by looking at a beautiful scenery such as a sunset or a waterfall. in fact water trickling down from a twisted rag too can give a lot of mental peace. finally the peace that comes from a hug or kiss or simple cuddling minus the sexual element is too much to even state in words. you have to experience it to appreciate it.

  • Anonymous

    No one can help u better than U. Find peace within Urself.

  • Aman Kumar Bhardwaj

    It feels good to read this article. I read it couple of times. Great work Lori !!! You did a great and beautiful job, this will certainly help people. Keep doing this kind of work.

  • Thanks so much Aman. I’m glad it was helpful to you! =)

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  • Sree

    Thank you so much.. I actually cried… It made me really feel better…

  • Dr. Varma .. India

    a very good piece of writing : crisp…understandable ..highly practical and full of commonsense ( which is usu-sally uncommon) and what more.. you have given a neat prescription to practice happiness through simple processes and very realistic activities which , I am sure everybody will love and appreciate and apply in their lives . However I am going to give it a try with all my heart .. Thank u so much LORI

  • You’re most welcome, and thank you for the taking the time to leave such a kind, thoughtful comment! =)

  • lakshmi

    Nice tips inspirational one for peace for day to day life thank u want to read once more:-).

  • You’re most welcome. =)

  • Chhotelal Nishad

    thank you very much !

  • Chhotelal Nishad

    I am sooo happy to know these 40 hints,being Buddhist,to know it is awesome.

  • Chhotelal Nishad

    I am soooooo happy to know these 40 hints,being Buddhist,to know it is awesome.

  • You’re most welcome!

  • desiii

    All said and done….your mind gets peaceful sometimes when you yell your brains out at someone….I have experienced that !!!

  • Reena

    it makes me feel to be always relax…………………thanks tiny buddha

  • Casey

    I would like to read more about finding peace in work and school maybe? College is very stressful especially when leaving home for a long time

  • uchiha

    thanks we will read the articles most from now on

  • Nix

    Great article, when i read i feel like ‘yes, i should do this’ , But turning into action always seems to be the problem, this stresses me even more 😐

  • nalini shukla

    what if, you find that anxiety fascinating..?? i want peace, but when i am at verge to attain it, i feel i ll miss the search for it…!!

  • Kennedy Desmond Moreau

    I’ve always had a peaceful state of mind and a positive optimistic outlook but lately I’ve started to go through some stages in my life where I suffer from depression and everything, reading this has helped me with a good chunk of my fourteen year old life, thanks ma’am.

  • Narendra

    Exactly what i wanted to know..
    Felt good as i kept on reading…
    Thanks for such good post 🙂

  • Banoj

    Really a nice article…..Thanks Ms Lori

  • Amarachi Agina

    what is a great message, i feel like reading it over and over again. it really moved my life. thanks for the this article. i loved it

  • You’re most welcome! =)

  • ram

    really simple,really good,

  • Lalita Powar

    So cool and simple activities for the creating the peace in mind. Thanks for sharing this.

    Sometimes meditation helps me a lot to calm the mind.

  • Sathish

    tnq 🙂 for sharing

  • chanchal

    Thanks you so much for sharing ur though.

  • You’re welcome. 🙂

  • Calisto

    Well said… I wouldn’t imagine any better way of life.. Thanks for sharing your experience..

  • You’re most welcome!

  • SSM

    A peaceful read!
    Great Work! Will start following from now only!
    Thank you so much Lori ! God Bless!

  • You’re most welcome. I’m glad you enjoyed it! =)

  • Gargi Dave

    HI LORI,
    juz like many others dis list made me also cry.
    thanks alot for posting it. i juz read it and m already feeling better

  • You’re most welcome. I’m glad it helped. 🙂

  • Geff

    I have not got a Sister and I can’t feel my toes alot of the time.So the run along the beach is out but the rest is helpful.Thanks.

  • Garima

    It was indeed a great piece of writing on Peace Of Mind and good observation as well..:)
    And you dont forget to Thank people..which is truly a good habbit,encourages people to share their views with you..Keep up!! thumbs up.

  • Srikanth

    Thanks for sharing.

  • You’re most welcome! =)

  • Jordan Philip Perris

    You want to know how to make world peace a reality, well, here you go folks 🙂

    Along with food forests, wire/tunnel like structures over sidewalks made of material that will not rust and stuff that have food and other plants growing/wrapping around them making for a beautiful walk and plenty of free food that you can grab along the way, countless things can be done to cities/buildings/etc to green things up, multi storied/layered plant troths/trays/pots, gardens, etc many people around the world can grow enough food in there backyards and cities to more then feed the entire populous, you can have multi layered gardening/growing/food trays, trays placed on walls, growing ops in houses/buildings, on walls and so on with the proper lightings (And yes we can build underground and in other cool areas too for those who wish to do so).

    There is more then enough room for greenery and the lot and we will have several times more then enough green energies/power/etc, as well as water/liquid/food for everyone/thing (With no money there is no worries about processing the salt water and converting it to fresh water through desalination plants and other methods like reusing/recycling your own water, complex/flexible/highly effective and pyramid +Self moving automated solar panels and magnifying glass like effects and complex wind turbines and countless other things with systems/methods and so on that would cost an absolute fortune back in the days of money that people can now actually use and have many do at home methods and there will be more then enough changes made to allow for people to figure out how to make sure that we no longer require pesticides and other harmful things and that rabbits and other creatures do not eat/ruin/destroy everything and get out of control with population, diseases/etc, so that we can all, humans and non humans alike properly benefit and have full lives, not to mention all of the water recycling/reusing methods and all the rest of it that will be put into place for everyone – No more money folks, no more money)

    Plus many more non polluting energy sources/etc to support everyone with a comfortable lifestyle, including the once homeless/etc who will be living in what were once banking/corporate buildings/etc/etc, these buildings and other structures/etc being converted into living spaces and other useful outlets for true/guaranteed sustainable living for all (there will be no more insane waste of space/resources and all the rest of it and just here on Earth alone there is far more then enough materials/etc for everyone and we can clean up our mess and make this planet better then it has ever been) and speaking of space, yes we should pay attention and learn from it, as in having enough professionals/equipment to monitor 100% of the skies for killer rocks and other dangerous cosmic activities and have more at tenting on plans to take care of an otherwise lethal situation, to be healing/monitoring the earth/ourselves/life, we can explore Mars and the rest of it later once we have solved enough of our own troubles.

    You’ve got all kinds of web services that allow you to design your own home, gardens and countless other things, including ideas/inventions and the likes, those along with schooling/teaching websites with different courses, hobbies and so on and so forth can all be easily available to us (obviously not a how to guide on how to build a nuke and such) and managed by the experts in those said fields so that you know all the info you are getting is legit.

    Peace is great yet we should not let down our guard all the same as others may be just biting their time and waiting for the perfect moment to strike with their nukes or what have you, but no worries I am certain that in the not too distant future that we will all be able to manage everything and not have to worry about such things.

    Transportation, not a problem, especially with so many brilliant minds finally being freed up to make it greener/better/etc for us all, plus with so many people being much more community based, in their own towns/homes/cities so to speak we will not be needing to use transport so much, besides how many drive back and forth to jobs that are not even needed or farther away then they need to be (Many jobs out there today should already be obsolete “not the skills of the workers just the jobs” and as for the ones that are truly vital there will always be more then enough people with more then enough skills who love the vital ones/will be more then happy enough to take care of them and us as a whole are naturally a cooperative species and long to share our talents, be with others and just help one another out and even now tons of people volunteer and help others, the community/etc who still have jobs and especially when we are free things will be far better then they are now, which is what will happen when we stop using money and move passed the monetary system) and the rest, we will take care of, handle things/help each other as a community, so it wont even be an issue (We’ll figure everything out together)

    Not to mention the countless materials (Such as all of the plastics, rubbers, glass, metals/etc/etc/etc) that have been tossed (Including many that currently cannot be recycled) wish can be used for countless things and several people with very creative minds in their field will continuously think up awesome ideas/innovations to keep things advancing/going and have continuous, inventions/innovations/creativities that will be so vast and as we truly enter this new resonance era.

    We can have greenhouses and other stuff galore and we don’t have to give up chips, pop, pizza and countless other great things, plus scientists have already created bacon from stem cells and it wont be long before medical science can do the same for all body parts, no scars or nothing, perfect health and immortality if we wish it and vitamins can be automatically added to foods/drinks/etc to best meet our individual needs (3D printers can create the parts needed to self replicate themselves and even print edible food) and we can even have more grocery stores then ever before with all the good stuff while still keeping things tasting great without the chemical and all the cheeping out that so many do to save a buck, soon having humane dairy/meet/etc created in the lab then in the comfort of your own home…so many countless/awesome things can be done for the world today (One of many other things that can be done, well, those beautiful/fancy ice hotels/sculptures/etc, many can be made in areas where they will not melt).

    With so many brilliant minds free to invent/improve things by continuous leaps and bounds without the countless atrocities/sufferings of money/greed, creativity/life/etc will truly keep evolving by never ending leaps and bounds, but like Egypt there are most likely going to be undercover people and others hired to try and make things worse, people rioting, wars started by propaganda and the likes, so we must keep our heads together and our hearts strong, love will win and we must not fall pray to the bullshit of the few (Percentage wise, there are very few people on earth who are committing crimes and far more who are keeping the peace, and given the way things are today, that tells me that we will make it, we are a smart/caring/cooperative/peace loving species), and as for those few who are trying to keep us in the dark they will not want to loose this current system and will fight till the end and cause as much fear and the likes that they can to try and keep it, so no matter what fear, rumours, false footage, reports/etc that they spew out and events that they try to create, we can’t fall pray to hate and revenge, we cant be the fuel that feeds their flame, we can not give those with deadly weapons reasons to use them.

    Also, what they teach in schools you can find on the internet, which in turn can be far better structured to make it easy to find/study what you wish with plenty of online discussion forms/help available as well as your community/etc – Doctors and such you will need hands on training as well, but what I am trying to say is most everything does not require that you have to be present in an actual classroom and this can leave even more areas that can be set up for the gifted inventors, thinkers, futurists and so on to come up with new/improved ideas/inventions/etc for those that prefer not to work from home. We can all have seeds/food/plants that can grow each year, produce seeds of their own/etc, empty lots/etc can be planted/forested (Best to go by natures rules/growth patterns/etc for planting trees and so on as well as repairing areas and reintroducing native plants/species/etc and Masanobu Fukuokas Seed ball method as well as his natural farming techniques are great and so is the homegrown revolution, amongst many others) and places set up where innovators can invent, talk and get what they need, to also work from home if they wish.

    In todays’ world we have more than enough resources and smarts at our disposal to make much more wondrous lives for every human being while being able to give the very best of care for all of the suffering (Even if our population was to suddenly double overnight) while still maintaining a very healthy planet, and yes, it is true, we could still make this world far better then it has ever been for humans and non humans alike even if there were roughly 15 to 20 billion+ people in the world today and we will always be able to continue to keep life awesome for all generations to come.

    So awesome in fact that that we may have to use a new word to describe this beyond awesome state, and/or possibly even this new era, maybe something like this one that I thought up, “Phosomancesss” – pronounced as “Faw-Sohm-An-Sisss/Fawsohmansisss :)” (A cross between “Phoenix, Awesome, Om, Renaissance and the hissing sounds of a species once hated/feared by many, know as Snakes”) Definition: A state/place of continuous transcendent evolution 🙂

    I for one would weep to no end if humanity as a whole were to abandon technologies, science/etc/etc as they are (As far as I am concerned) absolutely vital keys to our quality of life, salvation and continuing ascension, completion, awesome lives for the world over, for true freedom and so much more (Someday, because of them we ourselves can become everything that we need so that we will no longer need many of these things, but for now and for a while to come, I say, let those of us who want tech/etc embrace and continue to benefit from all of these things and in turn make lives as best we can for everyone in every way that they wish while remembering to keep their lifestyles/beliefs/etc in mind, lets go wild with museums, amusement parks, religious/holy structures and countless other life enriching/enhancing things.

    As for posting videos and other stuff, so long as you don’t plastering your name on other peoples photos/etc you should be allowed to post whatever videos you want (Including music, news/etc videos, again, so long as you don’t plaster your name/credit on them) and to also post your own video creations (Even if you use others photos, clips/etc and giving yourself credit for creating the video is fine just so long as you don’t claim that you created those individual pics/clips/etc if they are not of your creation) and if people state that they don’t want you to use/post their material for obvious and legit/non crap and non monetary reasons then their personal/etc materials should be kept to them and just having stuff posted on the net, especially if its for the world too see runs the risk of others finding and using it. Also, like so much other stuff, aside from the obvious stuff most of us shouldn’t have/etc, everyone being able to have the computer programs/software/etc/etc/etc of their choosing including otherwise outrageously expensive ones, the sky is no longer the limit, remember, money is no longer an issue)

    When things are truly changing, people will truly be able to heal/bleed out the emotional bullshit and free themselves/there minds, life will be very fulfilling and far from boring for you guys without money, to start there will be countless activities/tasks/things to keep you preoccupied whenever you want to do something, not to mention the joys of working together knowing that your helping to clean up the planet and doing countless feel good stuff, help other people/creatures/plants/etc and with people having far more freedoms to invent, create and improve life/etc things will only continue to get better for us as we will in many respects connect like we have connected before and be like one gigantic native american indian global type of community, we will at last know/feel true/real freedom the world over.

  • Vaishnav

    i have been freaking out with my studies and my life hope this will help me 🙂

  • Kathy welch

    All I’m gonna say is thank you….

  • haideh galyany

    hi Lori
    I’m so glad to find this page.i think if we want to be relax and be in peace we should try to find this ability to live in “HERE and NOW”.living in Past and thinking and worrying about Future make us embarrassed and anxious.

    but do you let me to translate these tips and make a good and useful pocket book?
    this is my male

  • Alice

    thank you so much. this helps alot to me ♥ i can now have a peaceful mind, i guess.

  • Arun PM

    Thanks a lot Lori……

    Really effective..

  • Neharika

    Very helpful article. Thank you.

  • Patricia Craig

    I so need PEACE for my whole being, but with the insanity that surrounds me in the building of where I live, it is difficult to get any kind of peace. I do go out for walks when I feel the need to just get away from all this crazyness , if only for a couple of hours or so..but then I dread the comming back to this crazyness. I no sooner get home, & then the ignorance of the other tennents begins..going out of their way to disturb my own being. This building is made of bricks , & sounds carry..but the person who lives above me goes out of her way to cause problems , & disturb whatever peace I have cutivated during my walk or just here at home, & its makes it quite difficult to maitain that peace, or to hold back my annoyance & temper. All I can do is let the anger or frustration go physically or verbably….in a sense, reacting in kind. I would love to just simply have & be able to maitain a saneable state of peace for my whole being & in someway, have the ability to “turn off” as it were, all this on going disturbing insanity of others.

  • rishi guru

    Extremely helpful and thank u so much. Before I used to be restless and now these tips have helped to eradicate this disease.

  • Dhara

    Wonderfully described!!! Thanks for this 40 points.. It relates to me a lot.. I saved in my phone. Will read every day until I get use to of its practice. Even if I practice 5 points I will get peace in mind

  • harry

    I dont know whats wrong with me, i live in my past alot, i miss my childhood days those beautiful moments my siblings and parents who are overseas at present, and it makes me feel so depressing and make me feel cry and i also get dreams of childhood while sleeping, all the time..!!

  • Ankit

    I like it very much but its quite difficult to apply in todays practical life butci appreciate about method of obtaining peace in life and mind.i will also try…
    Thanks a lot. I want to share my personal problem and want solution from you….
    Hope positive reply.

  • Ranjitha Sundar

    Its really awesome. Now I can clearly get that what I have to do while I am in stress… Thank you so much.

  • You’re most welcome!

  • sb

    Is there anyone can give me some peace

  • Umesh

    awesome 🙂

  • kirti rajani

    It is an awesome passage.. It helped me a lot.. Thank you so much.. tiny buddha 🙂

  • mona sharma

    it was really interesting and remove all my stress in a minute it is really helpful for me

  • lexi

    can you move somewhere else or report her

  • lexi

    thank you so much

  • Ayush Rawat

    Such a pure and beautiful piece of words. Article really makes me think once again about myself.

  • Priyaranjan Das

    grt article all i need to do for peace of mind.I just typed in peace of mind n i got here in da 1st place

  • Sunshine

    Loving the world without any expectation will give a peace of mind….Osum article……Love you Lori..:)

  • Sunshine

    Now also think tat u r child….Do funny activities…..Keep ur surroundings happy…..:)

  • Thanks so much, Sunshine. =)

  • Aarti

    Amazing !! when read it with every sentence i felt it’s written for Me !! thank you for such good task you’ve been doing . God bless 🙂

  • Thanks Aarti, and you’re most welcome!

  • Nikhil Goyal

    Loved your article about. Everybody knows this but can not recall this. Thank you for recalling all this great stuff.

  • You’re welcome, Nikhil. Thanks for commenting! =)

  • Rs

    I feel like it’s written for m

  • dhinesh

    Am already feelin very happy and havin a good heart and peaceful mind.
    Can u pls help me in how can i get lot of probs in life and suffer..!!

  • Judy

    I was just reading your page on ways to help find peace of mind. I already do a few of those things and yes they do help to a point. My issue is that how do I help find peace in a house full of people who appear to be against me. It feels like I’m in a mental war and I’m fighting to keep my sanity and strength but realistically am loosing the war badly.

  • Vishal

    Yea….i was so touched…after reading it, felt like someone else narrating my life’s problem…n telling me the solution….in such a wonderful way….am definately gonna try….

    Thanks…nice work!

  • Chaa

    Cool one ☺

  • Harsh

    I can’t make peace with my past. Plz guide

  • Kris

    I had similar problems, I still have, Lately I learnt how to ignore that person or persons that are making my life miserable.
    I do not respond or react because that is what makes them happy.
    Good luck.

  • Ravi Verma

    Peace is like u r sitting on the top of mountain with a view of lush green valleys and u are watching the river flow by the side of mountain….birds are chirping…..a cold wing is blowing……and then sunset takes place and ur eyes will captivate this beauty and cry …not bcos its a dawn but u r happy to see that the sun will again come back……and same with the life….there are hard times but our paitience and peaceful mind make everything possible

  • Meet Shah

    I cannot reply rude to anyone when I am getting the same and then I cannot remove that out of my mind and that ruins my whole day. Need to follow a lot from this list. Thanks for writing such a wonderful article.

  • Sahil Kumar

    i m very glad to read these lnes.. thankx

  • You’re most welcome!

  • Amaima Rashid

    Very helpful as you have discussed the elememts of a balanced life

  • Batool

    impressive therapy thank you

  • Sweet Chic

    thank you for this! (relieving my stressors, and learned how to deal with that)

  • Navnath Kumbhar

    You are awesome! Thank you for the tips.

  • You’re most welcome – and thanks!

  • gail

    Thank you , Lori ! sometimes we need to be reminded of things we inately know . Just taking the time to read this has brought momentary peace … Tiny Buddah is a wonderful place to visit – a calm place where you can be good to your self .
    wishing you peace …

  • You’re most welcome, Gail. I’m glad you’ve enjoyed the site. Wishing you peace as well! =)

  • nakul

    I find making time to meditate very helpful. Removing Netflix completely and excess youtube helped too. Replace these with books and podcasts (less screen time this way).
    Try scheduling your time but not too strictly. Be flexible with it. In these schedules, put time for activities you’d find relaxing/destressing. This can be yoga, dance classes, martial arts, rock climbing, anything you want.

  • Kankan Das

    i dont know what to say, but those lines are relatable with my life…every ups and downs we face in life should be ignored and this lines should be followed for deeper satisfraction…thank you sooo much for this thoughtful lines…this is worth appreciation Maam

  • lv2terp

    Love this! So great to reread great reminders, glad you shared it again!

  • I’m glad you enjoyed it! =)

  • I have experimented with ‘Meditation’, ‘Communication’ and ‘Solitude.’ And I can vouch for all of them. I use the Headspace app for meditating (although it’s been a while since I used it last) – just hearing Andy’s voice is calming. Writing in a journal always gives me a sense of comfort and helps to get over my anxiety. I prefer pen and paper because it lets my thoughts process and come out. But even a digital document works when I am out of paper. I take solo trips from time to time – even celebrated my birthday alone once. Honestly, it hasn’t had a lot of difference over my thoughts, but you get a lot of time with yourself.

  • just discovered this blog. awesome. thanks a lot, Lori

  • Thanks, Vinicius, and you’re most welcome!