Stop watching/listening to the news. Eliminate the news in your life entirely. What a difference it has made in my life. We live in a culture where negative media is broadcast 24 hours 7 days a week. This keeps you in a constant state of negative energy. I don’t miss the news and if something important is happening I will eventually hear about it.
On my personal journey I am learning that I’d rather have peace then to always be right. Take 15 minutes out of your day to meditate and quiet your mind. When you take the time to be still you will create a state of peace and happiness with this daily practice. When I find myself anxious or troubled I affirm “You can choose peace instead of this” and “this too shall pass”. These two powerful statements have always brought me strength and peace. Lastly, this quote from Dalai Lama recaps inner peace beautifully: ”As human beings we all want to be happy and free from misery…we have learned that the key to happiness is inner peace. The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion, while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility are the sources of peace and happiness.”