Protect your peace! This is a phrase we've all heard a million times right?
Well it bears repeating, but before you can protect your peace you have to claim it. This phrase never meant much to me until I entered a truly peaceful state. When I did, the contrast to everything before was so stark that I became determined to protect it.
Things that marginalize your peace come from all aspects of life. It can be a nagging parent, philandering partner, annoying supervisor, one-sided friendship, and the list goes on endlessly.
Anything or anyone that makes you feel consistently unhappy or unsettled is stealing your peace. Usually peace infringers are people because it's easy to get rid of or avoid things that
irritate or unnerve us.
So, what can you do? Take a hiatus from folks that steal your peace, and I mean a long enough hiatus that you're able to reclaim it. When the hiatus is over, create healthy boundaries.
Take it from me, boundaries are everything!
It's not easy by any means, but it's so worth it. In the short term there will be push back to the boundaries because people are resistant to change. However, in the long run folks adjust accordingly because people are also adaptable.
If this sounds or feels selfish try to remember that it will allow you to be a better version of yourself for the people that deserve it.
Once you have your peace back your mind will be clear, your heart full, and your energy will be way up.
I think this is why vacation is so amazing. Vacation is at least 45% awesome because you escaped all the things that were driving you nuts.
It's a mini-glimpse into you living your best most peaceful life. What are your thoughts on this?