How to Protect Your Peace of Mind

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As I continue my journey of personal growth and development, I’ve been researching how to protect your peace of mind and secure your inner peace. As it turns out (again), it’s really not complicated. It just takes practice and commitment. So do it for your mental health!

I started by researching how to protect my peace. I found lots of protect your peace of mind quotes that helped me better understand the concept but then I had a real-life experience that helped me better understand even more.

Protect Your Peace (Real Life Experience)

I was in a social media chat where people were disgruntled about conflict, negativity, and self-serving talk that had occurred in a previous chat. I had missed the fun, but I knew what they were talking about.

Unfortunately, there are social media situations that exists like this everywhere. In fact, there are face-to-face situations that exist like this everywhere. Not everyone is polite and respectful toward other people.

As we discussed this particular situation, we acknowledged that there are always going to be varying degrees of opinions and agendas in any open forum discussion.

We discussed feelings of frustration and anger, agitation and annoyance. Most every one in the chat felt the same way.

Before long, a contributor with much wisdom said, “You need to protect your peace and leave these settings if they do not they add value to your life in some manner.” It was an ah-ha moment for all of us!

Of course we know this, but sometimes we need a reminder, right?

young woman sitting on a pier looking out onto a lake with a boat and a Dalai Lama quote about inner peace

You should not feel guilty about leaving, or get angry about people being self-centered and demanding the floor during a discussion. Simply leave. Protect your peace.

It was one of the greatest reminders I have had in recent weeks! So here I am researching and writing about protecting my peace and helping you always protect your peace in all aspects of life!

Definition of Inner Peace

Wikipedia defines inner peace as:

“Inner peace (or peace of mind) refers to a state of being mentally and spiritually at peace, with enough knowledge and understanding to keep oneself strong in the face of discord or stress. Being ‘at peace’ is considered by many to be healthy and the opposite of being stressed or anxious.”

I think this is a wonderful definition! Plus I found this protect your peace quote that reflected a similar concept:

Meanwhile, here are 18 ways to protect your peace of mind. Let me know in the comments what you think!

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Protect Your Peace of Mind Meaning

What exactly is the meaning of protect your peace of mind? Protecting your peace of mind means maintaining a healthy environment for self care, self love, and self growth with regard to your state of mind.

We all seek to be mentally and spiritually at peace so we can a live a simple and happy life. Protecting your peace of mind means creating a safe space internally and externally where you can live a productive and happy life.

How to Protect Your Peace of Mind

It takes practice to protect your peace and energy on a regular basis, but the more you do it, the better you get at it. So take a look at the list below and consider why these behaviors are important to protect your inner peace and protect your energy.

Allowing negative thoughts, situations, or people into your space and mind is going to create conflict for you. Thus, the negativity will interfere with the inner peace you are seeking.

10 Habits to Protect your Peace and Energy

  • Let go of things you can’t control. It won’t do any good to fret over things you can’t control, right?
  • Avoid comparing yourself to others. It takes all kinds of people to make the world go ’round. No one is better than the next person. They are just different.
  • Keep your faith larger than your fear. You know the quote, “Faith Over Fear.” Don’t let fear take away your peace.
  • Develop an attitude of gratitude. Learn to focus on the positive things in your life to enhance your peace of mind.
  • Don’t be afraid to spend time alone. Time alone gives you space to reflect, calm your mind, and replenish your energy.
  • Avoid spaces that don’t feel right. Whether it’s a physical space, an online space, a conversation, or a situation… if it doesn’t bring you peace and joy, LEAVE. You’ll know if it doesn’t feel right. And don’t feel bad about leaving. Maybe it’s simply not right for you at that moment.
  • Speak kindly to yourself and others. Negative talk and thoughts interfere with your peace of mind. Kindness protects your peace of mind and produces positive energy.
  • Avoid people who drain your energy. Again, negativity does nothing for your peace of mind or positive energy. Just avoid it and don’t allow it into your world.
  • Pay attention to your triggers. Know what triggers your anxiety and interferes with your peace of mind. Do you find that loud, harsh voices jab at your inner peace? Or maybe too much news on the television disturbs your inner peace? Or maybe a certain kind of music interferes with your peace of mind? Know these triggers and avoid them.
  • Be aware of your thoughts. Similar in nature to speaking kindly to yourself and others, be aware of how your thoughts impact your peace and energy. Negative, critical, and harsh thoughts will interfere with your peace and energy just like negative talk.
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Take Breaks From Social Media

While social media can be a place of growth and positive interactions, there are also times where it can significantly interfere with your peace of mind.

People can be quite negative and outspoken given the protection of the ever present screen. They often speak without regard for others’ feelings or opinions.

The screen also makes is very easy to become needlessly argumentative. Why waste your time and energy on something or someone that does not matter? You can easily get caught up in social media chaos if you don’t take breaks.

Set Priorities for your Peace of Mind

Be aware of what you can do and what you can’t do. In other words, don’t over-extend yourself and get in a situation where you are frustrated and angry with yourself or others for being in a situation that feels overwhelming and depletes your energy and peace of mind.

Make your wellbeing and peace of mind a priority. Spend time practicing and focusing on strategies that can help protect your peace of mind instead of behaviors that interfere with a peaceful state of being.

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Eliminate Toxic Energy From Your Life

It’s essential to eliminate toxic energy from your life to protect your peace of mind. If you pay close attention, you will recognize the people who drain your energy every time you interact with them. They are the people you walk away from feeling exhausted and frustrated – over and over again. Every. Time.

Become aware of the energy drainers in your life and let go of them. Negative people have nothing to offer someone like you who is working on protecting your peace of mind.

Do not ruminate about past incidents with toxic people; don’t dwell on things people said or did. Let go of hurt and anger associated with toxic people from your past. Eliminate them. Completely.

Make A Sanctuary Space

Create a physical space where you can go to escape the chaos of life. A space that allows you to feel protected and safe. Everyone should know that this space is where you take some me time without interruptions. And do not allow interruptions.

Make it a space that reflects your personality and gives you a sense of peace and happiness. Use colors, textures, lights, candles, decor, music, and whatever else you need to get reconnected to your inner self and replenish your emotional energy.

Even a small sanctuary space will be an important part of protecting your peace.

Related Article: How to Bring More Cozy Into Your Life

wooden chair and small table sitting on a deck looking over a pond with woods in a very peaceful setting

Set Boundaries for Yourself

Set boundaries for yourself, both physically and emotionally. Know what you can handle. Understand your limitations.

If you allow people to cross boundaries by saying things that are inappropriate, or expecting things of you that are excessive, they will always take advantage of you in the same way.

Eventually, you will become resentful and it will interfere with your peace of mind and positive energy. So protect your peace of mind right from the beginning and set boundaries that give you a comfort zone that feels right for you.

This includes not allowing yourself to overthink everything. Overthinking and over-analyzing only serves to interrupt your peace of mind – and cause you more stress and anxiety.

Be very protective of the messages you allow into your consciousness too.

Practice Listening to Your Intuition

You’ve heard it before, but sometimes you need a reminder. Your intuition is usually accurate. So listen to it!

Your intuition is an integral part of your inner peace. Listen to your intuition rather than allow there to be a conflict between your intuition and an external force.

A conflict is always going to result in a disruption in your peace of mind. So protect your peace of mind by listening to your intuition. This is your inner self speaking to you.

Related Article: Visualize Your Highest Self

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Be Conscious of Your Thoughts

Your peace of mind should include conscious thoughts that are positive, happy, mindful, and reflective of the person you want to be. Create a deliberate state of peace, happiness, and contentment in life every day.

If you constantly allow negative thoughts or conflicts to interrupt your peace of mind, it’s going to become a bad habit and will destroy your peace of mind.

Control Your Ego, My Friend

Often when your peace of mind is interrupted or disturbed, it is because something has triggered your ego and created conflict between your conscious and subconscious.

The best way to deal with these situations is to analyze “why” you feel conflicted, and reflect on whether your ego is hurt. This could be the real problem that is interrupting your peace.

Ask yourself if you are feeling insulted? Do you feel like you are under attack by someone or something? Do you feel like someone is threatening your power? But more importantly, ask yourself if this is really a problem worth giving up your peace of mind? Does the person causing this conflict really deserve to steal your inner peace? Or is this a temporary situation that really isn’t worth giving up your peace?

In these situations, the solution is to control your ego. Know when your ego is playing a role in interrupting your inner peace so you can STOP IT.

Final Thoughts: Protect Your Peace of Mind

As someone who has not always understood the concept of self development, self awareness, and self protection, I can honestly say I wish you the very best in your efforts to always protect your peace and energy.

Really, it can be rather simple as long as you make it a priority in your life.

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Use the recommendations I’ve shared here in this article as a guideline for developing new habits that will always protect your peace of mind and give you opportunities to replenish your energy.

I’m doing it better now than ever in my life and it’s making such a difference to my happiness, and peace of mind.

So protect your peace at all costs, my friends!

Love to ALL! ~Susan

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  1. I am soooo glad I found your articles. You are a fresh breath of air for me. I believe I am an over/giver to people who have taken my kindness for weakness! I need to change ME? Any suggestions?

    1. Vernetta, thank you for your kind words. You may want to read my articles, Making a Case for Positive Selfishness and Why is Personal Development Important? Both of those articles have some information that may be helpful! Good luck! xoxo

  2. It was very interesting and meaningful article ,and i hope many people like me will get at least some solutions to their problems.

  3. Hi, thank you for this knowledgeable article. I just resigned from my recent job because my boss asked me to but instead of taking revenge and making a report against him, I choose to walk away in peace. Is that considered as ego? Or cowardice?

    1. I’m so sorry that happened to you, but I consider it a wise choice you made to protect your peace. Sometimes we have to walk away and know that our heart and soul are much more important than revenge. I know this from experience, too… xoxo:)

  4. I have family who feel as if they have to always tell me how to act towards others, and they will just up and text me to do something straight out of the blue when my mind is focused on just being at ease and peaceful in my own space. Their behavior and words completely throws me off, and I get mad and want to curse them out, but I have to stop myself. How do I deal with this??

    1. Hello! I’m so sorry for my delayed response… my father died a few weeks ago and I had to put everything on hold. Besides the tips mentioned in “How to Protect your Peace of Mind”, I would also check out my articles about CONFIDENCE. Sometimes we have to develop our confidence and become fearless in the face of frustration before we can deal with these situations. I have confidence in you and know you will figure this out! xoxo:)

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