Finding Inner Peace

Finding Inner Peace

Inner peace is where you have a sense of harmony, emotional well-being and fulfilment in your life despite any challenges you may be going through (money, relationships, loss, etc). You can achieve inner peace by practising acceptance of yourself and the world around you, engaging in things like prayer, mindfulness, and meditation.

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Accepting Your self

Acceptance of yourself is crucial to the promotion of inner peace because it enables us to be okay with what is currently happening no matter what the circumstances. One way to practice acceptance of your life is to be grateful for what you have instead of focusing on what you do not have

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Give up control over things you can’t change

We cannot control what others think, feel, or do so try to focus on what you can change.

 

Focus on right now through mindfulness

Mindfulness can help increase inner peace. Mindfulness is being aware of the current moment, the here and now, instead of thinking about the future or the past. Thinking of the past may lead to depressed mood or regrets, and thinking about the future can increase anxiety and worry. Being completely present in the current moment can increase your feelings of contentment.

Click here for some free resources http://www.freemindfulness.org/download

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prayer

 

Most people in times of crisis tend to pray sometime in panic or utter desperation. Prayer for inner peace for me helps to calm my mind, gives me  clarity, and inner peace. At times, when I feel so stressed and not know what to do I just say “ Oh God help me and give me the strength and wisdom to go through this”

Find out more http://www.living-prayers.com/petitions/prayer_for_inner_peace.html

 

 

Meditation

Meditation is the art of finding peace and happiness within by using simple methods of calming and stabilising our minds. Modern life can be stressful and busy. Most of the time we are carried along by the force of emotions, habits and conditioning and end up feeling tired and stressed by everyday life. Practicing meditation can change this. Meditation can help bring about a natural sense of peace and well-being that can extend to every aspect of our lives. People who meditate regularly tend to sleep better, handle the ups and downs of daily life with more clarity and ease and relate to others with more compassion and warmth.

Find our more http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/alice-grist/meditation-for-begginners_b_1366406.html

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Over to you now.

Today take time to  either pray, meditate and practise mindfulness to help you have inner peace. The more peaceful you are, you will be able to smile more and also share your smile with others.

 

My book – Crown of Smiles – Practical tips to regain your smile

Order now £4.99 genny@confidentqueen.co.uk

 

 

 

 

Put on your Crown of Smiles (Day 21) Finding Inner Peace

 Welcome  Day  21 of Crown of Smiles – Finding inner peace

I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s blog and that you are keeping up with the daily tasks! It would be great if you could write any ideas or comments you have.

 

Remember that each day you have to get into the habit of taking at least 15 minutes to :-

  • Put on your Crown of Smiles – either a real one you have made or an imaginary one
  • Spending  5 minutes for your Smilence Moments each day – which includes writing down all the things that made you smile the day before
  • Put all your smilence moments in your box of Smilence  and put it in a prominent place or take it around you as a way to boost your Smilence level
  • Writing down what you are grateful for and why
  • Writing  down all the things you are thankful for and why
  • Do something good to make at least one person smile

 

Today’s Task – Finding Inner Peace

Inner peace is where you have a sense of harmony, emotional well-being and fulfilment in your life despite any challenges you may be going through (money, relationships, loss, etc). You can achieve inner peace by practicing acceptance of yourself and the world around you, engaging in things like prayer, mindfulness, and meditation.

© Copyright 2011 CorbisCorporation

 

Accepting Your self

Acceptance of yourself is crucial to the promotion of inner peace because it enables us to be okay with what is currently happening no matter what the circumstances. One way to practice acceptance of your life is to be grateful for what you have instead of focusing on what you do not have

acceptmyself

 

Give up control over things you can’t change

We cannot control what others think, feel, or do so try to focus on what you can change.

 

Focus on right now through mindfulness

Mindfulness can help increase inner peace. Mindfulness is being aware of the current moment, the here and now, instead of thinking about the future or the past. Thinking of the past may lead to depressed mood or regrets, and thinking about the future can increase anxiety and worry. Being completely present in the current moment can increase your feelings of contentment.

Click here for some free resources http://www.freemindfulness.org/download

midulness

prayer

 

Most people in times of crisis tend to pray sometime in panic or utter desperation. Prayer for inner peace for me helps to calm my mind, gives me  clarity, and inner peace. At times, when I feel so stressed and not know what to do I just say “ Oh God help me and give me the strength and wisdom to go through this”

Find out more http://www.living-prayers.com/petitions/prayer_for_inner_peace.html

 

 

Meditation

Meditation is the art of finding peace and happiness within by using simple methods of calming and stabilising our minds. Modern life can be stressful and busy. Most of the time we are carried along by the force of emotions, habits and conditioning and end up feeling tired and stressed by everyday life. Practicing meditation can change this. Meditation can help bring about a natural sense of peace and well-being that can extend to every aspect of our lives. People who meditate regularly tend to sleep better, handle the ups and downs of daily life with more clarity and ease and relate to others with more compassion and warmth.

Find our more http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/alice-grist/meditation-for-begginners_b_1366406.html

benefitsofprayerandmediation

 

Over to you now.

Today take time to  either pray, meditate and practise mindfulness to help you have inner peace. The more peaceful you are, you will be able to smile more and also share your smile with others.

 

Till tomorrow – try to keep smiling, keep having a positive attitude and keep expecting good things to happen to you.  May the Smile be with you!

 

My book – Crown of Smiles – Publishing date 20th March. You can pre-order at genny@confidentqueen.co.uk  Cost £7.99 inclusive of UK postage.

Please contact for international orders.crownofsmiles2

 

 

 

 

Put on your Crown of Smiles (Day 20th) 7 Questions to help you solve your problem!

 Welcome to the 20th Day of Crown of Smiles – 7 Questions to help you solve your problem

I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s blog and that you are keeping up with the daily tasks! It would be great if you could write any ideas or comments you have.

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Remember that each day you have to get into the habit of taking at least 15 minutes to :-

  • Put on your Crown of Smiles
  • Spending  5 minutes for your Smilence Moments each day – which includes writing down all the things that made you smile the day before
  • Put all your smilence moments in your box of Smilence  and put it in a prominent place or take it around you as a way to boost your Smilence level
  • Writing down what you are grateful for and why
  • Writing  down all the things you are thankful for and why

 

Today’s Task – 7 Questions to help you find solution to a problem that’s causing you sleepless nights!

  1. What problem do I want to solve? ( The ISSUE)
  2. What do I want to happen? ( MY GOALS)
  3. How I will feel once this is solved? (FEELINGS/EMOTIONS)
  4. What things can I do to help sort out this problem? (OPTIONS)
  5. What is stopping me from doing these things? (OBSTACLES)
  6. How Can I overcome this obstacle? (SOLUTION)
  7. Which of these solutions is best for me? (JUST DO IT)

Their is a solution to my problem!

We all have problems that we wrestle with at night which cause us sleepless nights and even take our smiles away.  I have learn over the years,  not to focus on things I have no control over, but instead focus on things that I can change or get someone else to help me change.  It is also good to have the mindset  and belief that “Their is a solution to my problem”. You have to not only say it, you have to try and believe it, picture the solution, say it out loud regularly, and take action.

A couple of years ago the way I approached my problems changed when I attended a course by the Life Coaching Academy. So what I have down in the picture below, is to give you an example of a challenge one of my client’s had recently, and some of the areas we covered to help her find the solution to her problem.

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Over to you now.

So today, I would like you to spend some time to focus on just one problem you may be going through and use the same model to try and get solution to it.  Remember before your start you have to say ” Their is a solution to my problem” if you don’t like saying the word problem you can replace with “challenge”

Till tomorrow – try to keep smiling, keep having a positive attitude and keep expecting good things to happen to you.  May the Smile be with you!

 

My book – Crown of Smiles – Publishing date 20th March. You can pre-order at genny@confidentqueen.co.uk  Cost £7.99 inclusive of UK postage.

Please contact for international orders.crownofsmiles2

 

 

 

 

Put on your Crown of Smiles (Day 19) Create your own fun character

 Welcome to the 19th Day of Crown of Smiles – Create your own fun character

I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s blog and that you are keeping up with the daily tasks! It would be great if you could write any ideas or comments you have.

Remember that each day you have to get into the habit of taking at least 15 minutes to :-

  • Put on your Crown of Smiles
  • Spending  5 minutes for your Smilence Moments each day – which includes writing down all the things that made you smile the day before
  • Put all your smilence moments in your box of Smilence  and put it in a prominent place or take it around you as a way to boost your Smilence level
  • Writing down what you are grateful for and why
  • Writing  down all the things you are thankful for and why

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Today’s Task –  Create your own fun character

Transforming yourself into a fun character can be a way of releasing stress and for you to take your mind from some of the challenges you may be going through.

In 2009, I created my character Confident Queen, as it was for me a way of saying good bye to the depression, anxiety, stress and low self esteem that I have suffered for 5 years, this affected me so much that at one point I could not look at my self in the mirror.

Confident Queen Character – Is all about having strength and energy to let go of the past challenges, and fuelling my self with inner peace, happiness so that I can not only rebuild my life, but also go out to deliver to others the Gift of Confidence and Happiness.

Confident Queen Costume – Each item I wear has a meaning ( The main items)

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Heart Shaped Glasses – Heart shaped as I radiate love wherever I go and the glasses are big enough to see you smile!

Hat – Represents that I am a Queen and like all Queen’s I wear my hat filled with confidence,  My first hat was with a crown, but now I have a fruit hat, because I love fruits and it is a way of reminding especially children to have their five a day.

Apron – I am a mother of two, I love cooking and baking and showing my children how to make thinks

Boots – I wear the boots mainly when I am out and about in  my garden. It is also useful when their are puddles so I can be child like and jump into it – such fun.

Shopping Bag – Well I do love to shop and I also keep my Gift of Confidence Boxes which has special tools to help you maintain your happiness and confidence levels,

Microphone –  I use it as I love  singing  and making up funny songs

Belly Dancing Belt – I just love the noise it makes when  I am walking around

Red Cape – Red is one of my favourite colours. When I put on my cape, it boosts my confidence and makes me feel I have wings like and eagle, and I can soar over my challenges and empower and equip people to do the same.

Red Trousers –  I love red and the trousers makes it easier for me to move around

Over to you now.

So today, I would like you to spend some time to develop your own character, give your character a name, what costume will they wear and why? what special powers will they have? Have fun with this and do send me pictures and let me know how you get on!

 

Till tomorrow – try to keep smiling, keep having a positive attitude and keep expecting good things to happen to you.  May the Smile be with you!

 

My book – Crown of Smiles – Publishing date 20th March. You can pre-order at genny@confidentqueen.co.uk  Cost £7.99 inclusive of UK postage.

Please contact for international orders.crownofsmiles2

 

 

 

 

Put on your Crown of Smiles (Day 18) Relax and pop some bubble wrap.

 Welcome to the 18th Day of Crown of Smiles – Relax and pop some  bubble wrap 

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I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s blog and that you are keeping up with the daily tasks! It would be great if you could write any ideas or comments you have.

Remember that each day you have to get into the habit of taking at least 15 minutes to :-

  • Put on your Crown of Smiles
  • Spending  5 minutes for your Smilence Moments each day – which includes writing down all the things that made you smile the day before
  • Put all your smilence moments in your box of Smilence  and put it in a prominent place or take it around you as a way to boost your Smilence level
  • Writing down what you are grateful for and why
  • Writing  down all the things you are thankful for and why

 

Today’s Task –  Pop  some Bubble Wrap 

One of the things I do to relax is to pop some bubble wrap. I usually have some in my bag with my smiley cup so that if I feel a bit stressed, I can take it out and get popping.  I remember once in the train whilst it was being delayed, I offered the lady sitting next to me some bubble wrap and both of us got chatting as we  were having fun popping, much to the amusement of some of the other passengers.

According to the first ever “pop” poll stress survey, by Sealed Air Corporation one minute of popping the bubbles in bubble wrap provides stress relief equivalent to 33 minutes of massage.

Research also show that people who pop Bubble Wrap are 7% less likely to be stressed out by missing a flight, 4% less likely to be bothered by a hotel losing their reservation, and 6% less likely to worry about their health.

One of the benefit of popping Bubble Wrap is that it’s instant gratification – you feel better just by doing it

Read More: One Minute Spent Popping Bubble Wrap Relieves as Much Stress as a Half-Hour Massage | http://keyw.com/one-minute-spent-popping-bubble-wrap-relieves-as-much-stress-as-a-half-hour-massage/?trackback=tsmclip

 

Over to you now.

You can go and get your bubble wrap and get popping!

You can also purchase  one of my small smiley bubble wrap gift set which comes in different colours and also has some sweets and coloured paper for you to write some daily affirmations. The cost is £5 and includes postage for UK!  Email me for detail of costs if outside UK  and to order your Gift set. genny@confdientqueen.co.uk

Till tomorrow – try to keep smiling, keep having a positive attitude and keep expecting good things to happen to you.  May the Smile be with you!

 

My book – Crown of Smiles – Publishing date 20th March. You can pre-order at genny@confidentqueen.co.uk  Cost £7.99 inclusive of UK postage.

Please contact for international orders.crownofsmiles2

 

 

 

 

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