Finding inner peace in the modern world is a significant challenge.

Everything about modern society feels like an obstacle to experiencing peace of mind.

But there are ways to find and maintain inner peace.

If you are working 8 hours everyday, 5 days a week, you need to find balance and keep your sanity intact.

Balance is not only a thing you must achieve but should become a lifestyle

To help, here are 9 ways to experience inner peace and enjoy life on a deeper, more satisfying level:

1. Focus your attention on those things you can control

Why worry about those things you can’t control? It sours your mood and makes you less capable.

Literally ask yourself, “Is this something I can control? Will worrying be beneficial in any way?

As a human being, you have to know which things are within your control. Anything beyond that can distract you and put stress in your life.

2. Spend time in nature

The original humans didn’t live in a 3-bedroom ranch and eat microwave popcorn.

Take a long walk in the park or spend a weekend camping. You’ll feel dramatically different compared to sitting in a building 24 hours every day.

3. Be true to yourself

No Pretensions.

Few things are more disconcerting than living a life you weren’t meant to live.

It continuously gnaws away at you. Live a life that’s congruent with your values.

It’s too easy to allow society dictate your choices.

You don’t have to spend your life on a career that’s impressive to others. You don’t have to chase after a fancy house.

Make your own decisions about what’s most important to you.

4. Mind What you Eat

You might not realize how bad you feel because you’re so used to it.

Try eating the way you know you should for just a week. Note the change in how you feel. Research foods that can improve memory, increase focus and help make you feel good about yourself.

Now try eating some junk food and see what happens to your mood and your overall sense of well-being. You’ll feel like you’ve been run over by truck. Say no to junk foods and sodas.

5. Exercise on a regular basis

Have you ever noticed how great you feel as you’re walking out of the gym?

Exercise feels good, and you feel good about yourself for doing it.

Exercise is not only good for the body but also good for your brain.

6. Do Good Deeds

This is a great way to take your focus off of yourself.

When you do good deeds, you become more aware that others are struggling.

When you are kind, you receive kindness in return. You’ll also feel a sense of pride and satisfaction when you help someone else.

The golden rule says: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

7. Be assertive

Be open and forward with your needs and desires. You’re not only more likely to get what you want, but you’ll also feel more in control of your life.

Don’t let others stand in your way, take full charge of your life. You are in control.

8. Meditate

Meditation is calming.

Things are often better than they seem. Meditation can prevent your mind from making a situation seem worse than it really is.

If it seems that what you’re doing is stressing you out after hours of working, stop and meditate for a few moments and see the difference it does to your mind afterwards.

9. Avoid trying to change others

You’ll have as much success trying to change the weather as you do trying to change other people.

It’s hard enough to change yourself. How will you ever manage to change someone else?

It’s important to take care of yourself mentally and physically.

Eat properly, exercise, and be true to yourself. There’s no need to please other people. Be assertive and take control of your life. Avoid chasing after those things that society has determined to be important.

All the accomplishments in the world can’t replace inner peace.

Decide for yourself and live the life you were meant to live.