15 Reasons Why You Aren’t At Peace with Yourself

15 Reasons Why You Aren’t At Peace with Yourself

If you have a hard time accepting yourself, it’s always going to be difficult to hold onto any sort of happiness in your life. It’s high time to take command of your thought patterns, make healthier life choices and change the way you look, feel and think. The following are the top 15 reasons why you can’t feel inner peace and the things you can do about them.
1 – Eating Junk Food
Processed foods contain a lot of carbs and sugar. When you over consume them, you end up having a sugar crash and your emotions go down leaving you feeling a flat and dispirited over the long-run.
On that note, you need to consume foods that are rich in nutrients such as berries, lean proteins and nuts that improve your energy levels accordingly. Drink plenty of fresh water also.
2.  Dwelling on Past Mistakes
If you’re always worried about things you did in the past, then you’re not enjoying the present.
Regardless of whether or not the mistakes were your fault, you need to let go of the past, accept what happened and move on in your life. You cannot change the past, no matter how painful it was. You just have to let it go, accept what has already happened, and learn from the experiences. Your greatest benefit will come by deciding how to make the most out of those mistakes to better your life.
Even if the mistake was caused by somebody else, you need to do the same thing, accept and move on. Holding grudges won’t do you any favors and hurts only you.
3. Fearing Things Won’t Change
As the old adage goes, the only permanent in this world is change.
It’s essential to realize that even though things don’t always go your way right now, they may get better in the future. This moment will pass, so look at the brighter side of things.
4 Lack of a Self-Care Routine
Sometimes you have to take stock of whether you’re really taking care of yourself.
Start from the ground up. As soon as you wake up, make the time to begin nurturing yourself properly.
This includes getting in a nice glass of water, clearing your mind of negative thoughts, having a nice nutritious breakfast, and of course taking care of your hygiene. It’s also important to start thinking of what you want to achieve with the day so that you’ll stay focused. Part of staying happy is including something fun that’s just for you!
5. Caring Too Much About Other People’s Opinions
You have no control over what other people think about you.
If you want to experience happiness to the fullest, you’re better off ignoring other people’s opinion of you. Regardless of what anybody says, just keep doing what you love and what makes you happy.
6. Refusing To Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone
Every day you need to strive to do something that jolts you out of your comfort zone. You don’t have to overdo things, but occasional new experiences can really help invigorate your life overall.
If you’re used to running, you can try hiking or you could explore different options in your career path that bring some excitement to your life.
7. Being Overworked
Do you work all the time without any time to relax? If you feel you’re trapped in only doing task after task for others, it’s easy to get stressed and give into accompanying depression.
Again, you have to do what’s right for your own happiness and well-being. If that means taking on less hours at work or saying “no” more often when people ask favors of you, then do it!
8. Not Getting Enough Exercise
Staying active and just going out once in a while is something a lot of people seldom do these days.
Sometimes just going outside and taking a walk can help you clear your head. Focus on the beauty surrounding you and a lot of your perceived problems might start to seem a little smaller.
9. Watching Too Much TV (Reality Shows)
Entertainment media and even TV news can be incredibly negative.  It might influence your life by forcing you to have negative thoughts and start acting in the same way.
Turn off your television from time to time to distance yourself. You might even want to give yourself some free time away from the internet as well if you find it’s too much of a distraction.
10. Perfectionism
If you expect too much from yourself (and others) then it’s only natural that you might end up unhappy.
Try to find the good in people, places and things. Don’t weigh yourself down by taking on the responsibilities of others. Accept that not everything is in your control and focus on those things  that bring you inner peace.
11. Failure To Forgive Yourself
It’s not always easy to forgive other people. But forgiving yourself can prove even more difficult.
By doing what you can about the small things in your life you have control over, you can better take care of yourself every day.
You must learn how to accept things that you can’t control. Always give yourself time to grieve, give gratitude for what you can control and give the rest the space to fall as it is meant to be.
12. Seeking Impossible Love
Have you been single for a long time? You may want to enter into a new relationship, but find that although you are actively seeking love on one hand, your actions and self belief on the other hand are sabotaging your efforts.
When it comes to finding the right person for you, you must learn how to take control of yourself. If you start by loving yourself, others will notice as well.
13. Always Taking Things Personally
Nothing will ever be personal unless it’s coming from you.
For instance, if a publisher rejects your manuscript, it’s about them and not you.  Just because something has gone awry in your life, it doesn’t always mean something’s wrong with you. …
Focus on the personal things that make you content with yourself and forget about everything else.
14. Blaming Yourself Compulsively
Stop blaming yourself if something does not seem to be going the way you expected in your world if it is not actually your responsibility.
Rather, focus on the things under your control such as health, meeting deadlines and anything else you seek to accomplish. Letting yourself feel sorry about anything else contributes to negative feelings that only drag you down.
15. Not Taking Action
Are there things you should have acted on but didn’t?
If that’s so, you’re letting the world pass you by. Divide everything you want to achieve into small, easily achievable goals.  Take each task on one step at a time and you’ll find it much easier to manage.
Conclusion
Finding inner peace allows you to lead a good life. Whether you want to feel more comfortable in your own skin, accomplish more things with your life, or avoid putting the blame on yourself all the time, this guide should help you get there. Try thinking positively and lead a better lifestyle.