How to Find Peace When Stressed

by | Jul 14, 2023 | Motivation

How to Find Peace When Stressed

We all want to live a stress-free life. But unfortunately, most of us have to deal with stress every day. As you know, when you are stressed, you will quickly feel your inner peace disturbed. But what if you could subvert yourself from getting stressed? In this article, let’s discuss how you can find peace no matter what is happening around you.

What Is Stress?

Stress is defined as the mental pressure that arises in a difficult situation. Everyone experiences stress to some extent, but what really matters is how we deal with it.

Note: Excessive (chronic) stress can cause various issues such as dizziness, headache, decreased energy, body pain, and difficulty sleeping. If you’re experiencing chronic stress, consult a therapist.

Is It Possible to Find Peace When Stressed?

You may not be able to have complete peace of mind when you go through tough situations. But you can find some relief by keeping yourself calm.

Just think of this. Everyone goes through many stressful situations, sometimes daily. But if you personalize the challenges and make them about you, it will impact your inner peace. Instead, objectify the challenge; look at the situation as something outside of yourself, which is being done for you, not against you. I have found over the last 28 years working with thousands of clients that those who realize they have the power to calm their minds during stressful times, are much more successful and have better health, than those who are making decisions while stressed.

Tips to Find Peace When Stressed

  • Be patient
  • Do what you like 
  • Meditate
  • Deload yourself
  • Create a plan

1. Be Patient

Impatience while handling difficult situations will make you stressed, and in most cases, you’ll make poor decisions when impatient. Here’s an example.

Say that you gave your car to your friend, and he got into an accident. If you are impatient in this situation, you will lose your cool, become stressed, and most likely say or do something you will regret.  On the other hand, if you are patient and find out what exactly happened, you can solve the issue without stressing yourself, and more importantly, you will make good choices because you are calm.

2. Do What You Like

If you notice your stress level is high, keep everything aside and do what you like. Take a day or two off and go on a road trip, trekking, or do anything you enjoy. When you do something you enjoy, your stress will automatically reduce, and when you return to your work, you will function more effectively and make better decisions. The key here is changing your focus and environment to get back to your natural state of calmness.

3. Keep Yourself Calm and Relax

When you are stressed, sit down in a quiet place and relax. Don’t let your thoughts disturb you. Remember you are the master of your mind! Tell yourself that you are not a mortal being, but an infinite being. Whatever the stressor, this too will pass. When you do so, your stress will automatically reduce.

Many people consider watching tv or mobile apps as relaxing, which is wrong. To relax, sit in a quiet place and close your eyes. The great sage Yogananda said, “Stillness is the Price of Greatness”. So be still and allow the mind, body, and heart to calm down.

4. Deload Yourself

When you have too many tasks pending, you’ll automatically feel stressed. You may not go through a difficult situation, but just thinking about how much you have to do will stress you.

If you have too many tasks on your to-do list, shift some not-so-important ones for the next day. Remember that if you have too much work to do, you may start procrastinating and will leave important tasks incomplete, which, as a result, will increase your stress.

5. Create a Plan

Planning is necessary for everything, from achieving your goals to performing day-to-day activities. Without a proper plan, you won’t know what to do next, which makes you stressed.

You would probably have heard the popular saying, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” If you have set a goal to achieve something, create a plan for it. I can assure you that with a proper plan, you will be able to deal with stress much better.


Stress is unavoidable, but you can train your mind to handle it effectively by keeping yourself calm. When you stay calm, you can come out of a tough situation much better.

Before ending this article, I would like to share a famous quote by Epictetus.

“We are disturbed not by what happens to us, but by our thoughts about what happens.”

If you are struggling in your life and don’t know what to do next, book a coaching session with Ken D Foster, who has helped hundreds of people.

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