I was reading an article today about the importance of peace in ones life. What drew me in was the realization that a life full of turmoil to many may seem very normal and everyday. The article went on to say that a life full of peace can be seen as boring since most of us are used to constant drama of sorts and/or stress in our lives.
I can relate to that to an extent. I struggle getting up early in the morning. I’m not a morning person but I sleep well enough to get up at 6am. I’ve noticed I struggle getting up at that time but if I did I would have a ton of free time before work. If i were to get up early I wouldn’t be running around and rushing to get ready and eat breakfast. Which means I would get A LOT done and have less stress.
Sounds great right?
The thing is for some odd reason there’s an unconscious part of me that feels really uncomfortable about not feeling stressed or not running around to get things done. I strive off of working under pressure.
Double edged sword.
I hate being stressed but love running around and rushing. Being and staying busy. It’s become such a norm for me to function under stress that I’ve lost the ability to function without it. It’s like I don’t know what to do with myself but after reading that article I realized I need to learn to work and function under peace AND it’s totally okay and shouldn’t be seen as boring or uneventful!
Now the media is full of constant drama, headaches, heartaches, stress, How to’s on learning to multitask and rush around better and maybe that’s why we feel the need to live our lives on the go, rush rush rushing everywhere. Maybe that’s why when we manage our time well and have nothing to do we freak out.
But I feel we weren’t meant to live those kinds of lives and we would be so much happier if we learned to be more peaceful.
For the sake of defining peace and stress, peace is defined as “free from disturbance; tranquil” and stress is defined as “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.” I don’t know about you but I most certainly prefer peace!
Now I know that life will always be full of ups and downs and moments of stress we may not be able to help but I think there are many areas of our lives that can be changed around a bit to be full of more peace, joy and happiness. To those out there with similar struggles, let’s learn to live a life full of peace. It doesn’t mean we are living a boring life but a smarter and more enjoyable one!
I’d love to know what anyone else thinks about the matter