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12 ways to find instant peace for busy people

Recently, I was interviewed for one of my favourite podcasts – The Inspired Table Podcast with Jordanna Levin. Jordanna and I chatted about all things inner peace, intuition, and showing up as your best self.

We spoke about the fact that many people feel they’re too busy for inner peace – they simply don’t have any extra time in their lives for meditation, yoga, or self care.

I have seen over and over again (in my own life and for my private coaching clients) that living a more peaceful life doesn’t have to mean taking chunks of time out of your week or drastically changing your lifestyle. We can bring so much peace simply by bringing more intention to what we’re already doing!

This approach gets greats results and is the best place to start when we’re creating long-lasting habits that relieve stress and help us to feel calm and balanced. Each of these tips requires minimal time and effort and still reaps incredibly peaceful results so you can start feeling more zen, right away – choose a couple and try them today!

1. Set a reminder on your phone or computer to take 5 deep belly breaths every hour, pausing for a moment at the top of your inhale and making your exhale as long, slow, and even as possible.

2. Get into your body by doing a few gentle stretches either seated or standing when you’re on the phone,

3. When you feel stress creep in, come into the present moment by focusing on something beautiful that is in your environment for one minute – maybe it’s a photo you love, a favourite piece of jewellery, or a great view.

4. When the 3pm sugar craving hits, brew yourself a mug of herbal tea and sip it slowly, enjoying the smell and the sensation of the warm cup. Remove any distractions like your phone or computer – the aim is to do nothing other than enjoy your tea.

5. When you wash your hands, envision any stress or negativity being washed down the plug hole.

6. While you’re sitting at your desk, take your shoes off and feel the floor or earth under your feet for instant grounding.

7. Light a candle or diffuse your favourite essential oil when you get home from work for an instantly more tranquil evening.

8. Take deep belly breaths when you’re stopped at the traffic lights.

9. Rub your hands together for a few seconds, focusing on the warmth this creates while you wait for the kettle to boil.

10. Take 3 deep breaths before you eat to create a calm environment to enjoy your meal.

11. Spend 10 seconds looking at the sky when you leave your home or office.

12. Switch your phone to airplane mode at 9pm and leave it outside the bedroom if you can.

Share this with anyone who could use a little more inner peace in their life!

If you'd like to supercharge your inner peace, click here to download your free Inner Peace Party guide + meditation, or come along to one of my Inner Peace Party events happening in Perth, Margaret River, and Adelaide this winter.

Big love,

Xx Amelia