4 Easy Things to do Every Day to Maintain Inner Tranquility

By complaining and blaming others, you give up control and set up yourself as the victim.

People are easily rattled — we are driven by emotion.

What do we do when we feel certain things? We react… and usually with strong emotions.


By complaining and blaming others, you give up control and set up yourself as the victim.

By taking responsibility, you put yourself in the driver’s seat.

You must FORGIVE. Release the control that others have over your emotions when you maintain resentment and unforgiveness.

Others do not know how much power they have over you when you don’t forgive them. Don’t give anyone that power.

Maintain your inner peace and remember you are in control.

When someone wrongs you, practice forgiveness.

Issue a blanket pardon to anyone who’s ever hurt you in any way.


ALWAYS look for the good. You will ALWAYS find it.

“When you seek answers, you won’t find them. When you seek God, the answers will find you.” — Mark Batterson

There may be a hurricane coming but there is always a bright side of every single challenge. Search for the good as hard as it may be. That does not mean ignore the difficulties that you will be facing but rather, it means to be cognizant of all that is happening around you also.


This is one that I come to often.

It’s the verses like,

“God will avenge.”
“Man sees the outside but God sees the heart.”
“If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.”
“Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”

It’s a simple reminder that ultimately, we are not in control.

Sure, I have control over myself and my own actions — with free will — but the rest is up to God.

This encourages us, as mere humans, to relinquish control and rely on God when it feels as though there is nothing that we can do. There is always one thing that we can do — turn to God.

I recently completed a brutally challenging mental toughness program.

Many of my Christian friends were less accepting of the program, but that didn’t bother me much. I knew my focus.

My goal with the program was to reach a point where any obstacle (no matter what it was) would not intimidate me and along with that… whenever I felt strong emotions or helplessness, I would turn to God quicker and earlier than I had previously.

I achieved both things well.

Words haven’t pierced me much in recent years but now? It won’t happen.

You can sit there and say whatever you want about me or to me and nothing will shake me.

If I’m in a situation where I am out of control or feel strong negative emotions, I go immediately to God — as I do with strong positive emotions also.

I’m focusing on committing more Scripture to memory. When I’m in a situation where I need to become calmer and find some tranquil feelings, God’s Word will help.

Dive into the Bible.

Only He can provide what you are seeking.


This is a great mental reliever. I’m a big hip hop and rap fan. That’s most often my music of choice.

But that riles you up. It’s uncommon for many people to get relaxed from music such as that.

For me, I’m doing my best work and at my best mind place with that style of music yet, it’s essential that I calm myself in all areas.

The heartbeat rises and increases from music such as pop or reggaeton too.

But classical music is most often instrumental and thereby more peaceful for the mind.

When we need to transition from sympathetic to parasympathetic, we should use classical music as a powerful resource to do so.

It’s correlated with thinking fast and slow. When the heart beats quickly and the thoughts are racing, we struggle to think slowly and make decisions on a whim more regularly. We need to get to a point where we can consistently think slowly.

Just a few songs a day — maybe in the morning — can get you started on the right foot and set your tranquil foundation for the entire day.

This is by far the simplest of the four to implement tomorrow. Try it!

Just remember, life is going to happen.

People say that life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react.

Take a look at what the people who are the happiest and least stressed are doing then strive to encompass those same things also.

There is never going to be an overnight change, but there will be change.

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