Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we only ever experienced moments of pure joy and pleasure in our lives? Unfortunately, not all moments are joyous and pleasurable. We all experience dark, difficult times. It’s a natural part of life.

Experiencing problems and challenges can make us experience fear, anxiety, and worry, and it can feel like there is no respite at all. We may begin to lose hope and not see any bright light at the end of the deep dark tunnel.

One way to help ride out these difficult moments in life is to find inner peace. You may be thinking, how can I do that during all this upheaval in my life? Well, you can if you want to. Here are a few ways to help you.

Have Faith In Yourself

It is easy to lose faith in yourself when going through challenging times, but allowing yourself to trust yourself helps you to let go of the negativity and instead focus on finding solutions. Having faith in yourself gives you that boost of confidence you need to see the silver lining during tough situations.

Knowing that you can rely on your skills, talents, and instincts as you face difficulties helps you to move forward to a solution one step at a time.

Focus On What You Will Gain from the Situation

Going through difficult times can make you lose sight of what you might gain from the experience. Tough situations can make you learn a thing or two, and prevent the same situation from occurring again. It can help you develop new skills or discover something new about yourself.

Once you stop focusing on the obstacles, your mindset will become more positive and you will feel calmer, be more balanced, and have inner peace.

Check That Your Expectations Are Realistic

One of the things that can cause stress and anxiety are in having unreasonably high expectations that are almost impossible to meet. It is normal to want to set your standards high, but you also need to be able to accept the possibility of things not turning out the way you would like. Not everything can be within your control.

Accepting the current situation as it is helps you achieve inner peace and be able to live mindfully in the present. You may not realize it now, but having realistic expectations frees you from experiencing much unnecessary stress and worry.

Confront Your Discomfort

Fears and anxieties can rob you of having inner peace. If you allow fear and anxiety to rule your mind, you become overly preoccupied with all the things that could go wrong. You need to make sure your fears and worries do not take control of you. To get over your fears, you need to face them. Action is the greatest antidote to fear.

When you do that you will experience a level of inner peace. Confronting what causes you discomfort is one step closer to having peace within yourself.

Declutter Where You Can

Sometimes the things that can cause discomfort and confusion are the things that are surrounding you. If you have too much clutter in your life you will be constantly distracted. You will lose focus and feel overwhelmed. It will be almost impossible for you to have a clutter-free mind or feel relaxed and at peace with your life.

A cluttered home or workspace, no matter how much you may argue that it works for you and doesn’t affect you, will no doubt add to your pressures. Instead of focusing on more important matters or solutions, you end up sifting through piles of clutter looking for an answer, wasting your precious time and energy.

Decluttering not only refers to ‘things or objects’ it also refers to things you do, or people in your life, that make you lose your inner peace. For example, it could be the hours you spend mindlessly scrolling through your social media feeds, or spending time with toxic people. You have to let go of the ‘things’ that destroy your chances of having inner peace.

Life will not always be pleasant. Tough times will always be a part of our lives and it all boils down to how we respond to challenging situations. Achieving inner peace is not impossible during these times. Having a sense of peace will help you cope better and allow you to see there is hope that be built on, no matter how small it seems at the time.