Positive Self-Talk Day 3: I am at peace
Positive Self-Talk Day 3: I am at peace
Welcome to Day 3 of the 7 Day Positive Self-Talk Challenge. You can read Day 1 here to learn more about this challenge and why positive self-talk matters.
Today I want to focus on the topic of peace. When we choose peace, we also choose self-love. Kindness towards ourselves and others flows from within. When you are constantly berating or demeaning yourself, you are not at peace. This creates stress, tension and often illness in your body. Peace is a practice, just like meditation, exercise and making healthy choices.
Today’s focus in the positive self-talk challenge is on choosing peace. Read the words below out loud and make time to journal your answers to the reflection questions below.
What one thing can you do today to create more peace in your life? Here are some ideas that work for me:
a walk outside
drawing or painting
lighting a candle
I find that choosing peace begins within and requires vigilance. Watch your words today and notice when you are being unkind to yourself or others. Gently remind yourself that you choose peace. Apologize to yourself and begin again.
Please remember that this is a practice, be gentle and kind as you work to shift your negative thoughts to positive self-talk.
Positive Self-Talk Reading for Day 3: I am at peace
I am at peace.
The amount of peace in my life is up to me. I know I can choose to have a peaceful life, so I consciously make that choice. I find this to be an enjoyable and successful path through life.
I am at peace because I make smart decisions each day. I make decisions that are congruent with my values and beliefs.
Before I make any decision, I examine my values. This allows me to keep what is most important in the front of my mind. I let go of any urges to stray from this process. My strong decision-making skills allow me to be at peace.
While it can sometimes be challenging to always make appropriate decisions, I realize it is even more challenging if I fail to do so. I choose peace. This means I consistently make appropriate choices, regardless of the difficulty.
It might seem like others can affect my sense of peacefulness, but I realize this is just an illusion. I ultimately bear all the responsibility for my emotions and feelings.
Being at peace has so many benefits. I sleep more soundly and view the world through eyes free of negative perception. I am able to see the beauty in all things and realize the challenges of life are minor.
Today, my mind is like a still pond, free of disruption. I feel peace and tranquility and aim to keep it that way.
- If I rated my feelings of tranquility on a scale of 1-10, what would my rating be?
- How can I feel a greater sense of peace each day?
- What challenges impede my quest for peace?
Creative Expression Idea:
One of my favorite things to do is to create mandalas in nature. The image above is a mandala created by my daughter and I on the beach in San Diego. I encourage you to take a few moments, longer if you can, to go outside and create a mandala with whatever you find around you: rocks, sticks, grass, flowers, leaves. Take 15 minutes and create a sacred circle and allow peace to flow through you as you enjoy connecting with nature.
You are so right…peace is indeed a practice requiring vigilance. Whenever it feels stressed or irritated meditation or a walk in the park helps me get my focus and balance my thoughts. Peace is essential in my everyday life.
Yes, yes, yes – peace is essential. Love that, Beverly.
Minette, you ask beautiful and clear questions here. What a lovely article that leads us in the direction of inner and outer peace.
Thank you, Chara! I hope you make time to answer the questions 🙂
“The amount of peace in my life is up to me.”
I’ve been experiencing a bit of a bump in the road and, as result, have had to stop. And rest. Oddly enough, many of the bloggers I regularly read have been focused on slowing down and being both diligent and gentle with our self-care. Thanks for adding to my peace.
Glad you are taking care of yourself by slowing down. It’s amazing how much we can get done when we slow down, focus and choose our priorities!
I love the encouragement and creative expression exercise your share in this post, Minette!
One of the most loving things we can do for ourselves is create an environment (inner and outer) of peace and calm.
Your post shows us how to apply one of my favorite quotes: “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” ~Buddha
I love that quote, too, Stacey. Thanks for adding your wonderful wisdom to this post, too!!
I used to draw mandalas a long time ago. I love the idea of creating one in nature (and especially on the beach!) Thanks for bringing this back into my awareness.
Everything begins with the feeling of inner peace. I am breathing that in…
So true, I love what you said that everything begins with peace!