Written by Chioma Kalu

You should feel beautiful and you should feel safe. What you surround yourself with should bring you peace of mind and peace of spirit.”

“You should feel beautiful and you should feel safe. What you surround yourself with should bring you peace of mind and peace of spirit.” —Stacy London

If you love yourself then your peace of mind should be your priority, Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures. Don’t be among those who believe that peace of mind can be found only when you reach a particular stage or level. Your PEACE can’t be bought with money or anything, it’s what your soul deserve. If your peace of mind isn’t at its peak in your life, you might end up losing it all one day.

Someone reading this might say this, “ how do I intend to handle all the things that are bordering me. Yes! Certainly you would feel bad and affected by your current situation or problem but don’t let it have control over you. Irrespective of our daily challenges we can still choose to put our peace of mind first. Listen, problems will always arise, challenges will be faced but it all comes down to how you manage and give attention to them. Sometimes we keep on thinking of the future that we loose what we value most.

I came across a post on Facebook about a rich dad,, he  gave his only child every thing she needed (material things)  but denied his time, In summary of what happened, when the rich man’s daughter go sick, she wasn’t able to talk to her dad about it because he was always on the phone, working with his laptop or on his way to work, the girl ended up dying but before then she dropped a note for her dad telling him how she wanted to him countless time but he had no time for her, the man wept bitterly but was able to do nothing while trying to make our lives better sometimes we end up-loosing the people we value most, people who are the reason for the struggle. You can always choose to stand in the place of power and take charge of your situation.

If you value your peace of mind these are the things you need to avoid:

  • . Overcommitting your time when you don’t have the energy.
  • Abandoning yourself and integrity to “fit in.”
  • Over looking your blessings and comparing yourself to others.
  • Going along to get along
  • Eating for external validation to boost your confidence
  • Silencing your voice and not naming your needs
  • Pretending to be happy when you are hurting
  • Trying to change people who are committed to staying the same
  • Overthinking about your past and things you can’t change.
  • Wasting energy on one sided relationships
  • Allowing dysfunctional family members to steal your joy
  • Abandoning yourself, the truth and your integrity to fix in
  • Holding onto people you have outgrown because of the time wasted
  • Not loving yourself
  • Always resist guilt

Don’t forget easily that nothing is worth taking away your peace of mind.

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About the author

Chioma Kalu

My name is Olugu Chioma Kalu. I was born in Aba, Abia State Nigeria. I am currently a student of Abia State University Uturu (ABSU) studying English Language and literature. I am an effective communicator and a good writer. I assure you that I understand you and will be able to connect with you.


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