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Quotes Light & Motivation podcast episode peace

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This is an episode of the quotes light and motivation podcast where I discuss how to maintain your peace

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the end of the day. Peace is an inside job. Thank you for joining me for another episode of the quote slight and motivation podcast with William. H if you haven't already, please rate and review the podcast, it helps us grow, you can email the podcast at quote slight motivation at gmail dot com. Again, that's quote slight motivation at gmail dot com had the opportunity to go on vacation last week and it's always good to to get away and disconnect for a while. It was a it was a it was beautiful man. It was, it was great, a great opportunity to, like I said, disconnect to get away to have some down time, but before I even left for vacation I already set my man, you know that I'm gonna put my phone on, do not disturb. I'm gonna like take some time and disconnect from the world, right? Because it's constantly the phone is gonna ring, there's things I don't want to come up, things that are going to happen etcetera. But I made up in my mind that unless it's a serious, serious emergency, I'm not going to talk on the phone, I'm going to try to limit, you know, the amount of time I spend speaking on the phone. Yeah, I still text here and there, but even even that and the place I was staying, I didn't have great phone service and internet and all that stuff. So that made it even easier for me to take some time to disconnect. Uh but I say that because I think it's important to set boundaries, not only you know, while on vacation, but just in general, um you know, because you have to find your peace and at the end of the day, peace is an inside job. Um So you gotta figure out, you know what that piece is for you or what it is that brings you peace and make sure that you're spending time doing those things to to to maintain a peaceful state. So you gotta kind of limit your exposure to things that are bringing you down, things that are draining you just be aware of what those things are and limit your exposure to that. And if you can eliminate it altogether. Um and then you have to also be intentional about doing things that bring you joy, things that lift you up, things that give you good energy and be intentional about uh taking time to continue to uh build on those things continue to expose yourself to those things, to continue to build yourself up. So there's some things you know that that we can do to protect our peace. I know, you know, people say that we protect your peace, protect your peace. But at this phase of my life, I'm all about protecting my peace. So one of the things that we can do to protect our pieces to say no, say no when you don't want to do something right, it's not gonna be the end of the world, the person you say no to is really gonna, they're gonna be able to figure it out without you, it's amazing what happens when you say no to someone who needs something from you, they wind up figuring out without you or you don't answer, you know, um when someone needs something, they found a way to figure it out without your input actually, So say no, if there's something that comes up, someone asks you something, don't be afraid to say no, be willing to say no to protect your peace, be willing to say no because you don't want to do something, you know, in the wrong spirit, you're saying yes to something that you really don't want to do, you really don't feel like doing, you're not going to be happy doing so just be aware that um and be willing to say no, the next one is to walk away. Some things, you know, some things you just need to walk away from, some things don't require you to have a happy ending too, that's probably a bad word, but some things don't require conversation. Some things you just need to walk away from something you just need to disconnect from and it's not about um explaining why you're walking away or explaining what's going on. Some things you just need to disconnect and walk away from and you know, because it's not good for you and you realize it's not good for you and it's not even worth the discussion because, you know, whoever is involved in it may also know it's not good and you know they may try to convince you to stay within that area or stay you know doing that thing even though you both know it's not good. So some sometimes it's just about walking away and not having an explanation for everything that you do. Another thing is to have a good work life balance. Um I know Like in the height of maybe not the height of the pandemic but during the pandemic probably January February 2021 my work life balance was all jacked up. Um I was working, I was working long days working on the weekends, working extra hours during the week. I just didn't feel like I had any downtown. My work life balance. Like I was spending so much time working that I didn't really have a lot of time to myself. Um and I was unhappy so I had to you know I had to tell my boss like I need to take some time off, I need I need a couple of weekends off like I can't I can't continue you know working six a.m. To 78 P. M. At night. And working weekends as well. Like I need to be able to disconnect because it becomes overwhelming, it becomes that you regret or you drag going to work and I've never been that person, I've never been a person that dreaded going to work, I always enjoy my work. But when it's when work overtakes your life, it becomes a point of I really don't want to do this. I really need some downtime. So I had having a conversation, you know, like, hey, um, I know we're trying to finish, I know we're trying to get this project done, but I need to take some time, you know, for my mental health, I need to take some time. I need to take a mental health day. It's okay to take a mental health day. That's the other thing I've never been. Um, one to take a mental health day or one to take a day off. I'm, you know, nine times out of 10 I'm going to show up. I don't like taking sick days, but it's okay. It's okay to take a day off. It's okay to take a sick day. It's okay to have a mental health day if you're not feeling well or if you're not in the mood or if you know, something is going on in your personal life that could affect your job performance or you know, the way that you speak to people or the way that you're feeling, it's important that we recognize those things and we take the time that we need to take care of ourselves. The other thing is that you don't want to take things personally. Don't take things personally. That's the way to protect your peace. You know, people say things, people, people have their own things going on, that's one of the things I try to remember and keep in my mind, people have their own issues, their own, uh struggles, their own, their own lives of things that are going on that you can't see. All you see is the way they reacted to you or what they said to you or, you know, how they, how they made you feel, try not to take things personally. And that's one of the things that I learned. Um, not only in my career, but in my personal life, like, you know, emotional intelligence don't take things personally. Don't get emotional because someone's being emotional towards you. It's actually better for you to keep a common level head and try to understand and have some empathy for whatever they're experiencing that they're, you know, projecting that on you don't don't take things personally, Be grateful for um what you have already. I know we're striving, I know we, you know, we want things, we want to achieve certain things. We wanna be certain places and we want to be further along, but you gotta be grateful for what you've already achieved and what you've already done. Um, and count your blessings, right? You gotta count, you know, realize, look at how far you've already come, look how far you've come in the last six months in the last year in the last three years in the last five years. Um, whatever it may be but realize how how blessed you are, how you know and be grateful for what you've accomplished and what you've achieved and also being grateful is also you know in order to be grateful to count your blessings, you got to take time for yourself and that goes back to vacation or you know, whatever it may be, maybe it's time in the morning that you take before everyone else is up. You take time for yourself to just wake up and have a little bit of peace before you have to scramble for your workday or for whatever to get the kids to school or you know the summer camp or whatever is going on, take time for yourself so that you know you're in the right state of mind to deal with. You know the daily, daily struggles, the daily daily grand make sure you take time for yourself and unless one I have is to take social media breaks, I think it's important, you know when I was on vacation I didn't have access and my internet service wasn't the best. I was at peace man. It was like I was you know, I wasn't checking my phone every five minutes, I wasn't worried about what was going on on social media and all this type of stuff. It's like we you don't realize until you disconnect how much social media, how much space social media takes up in your everyday life, how many times you check your phone, how many times you're scrolling? Uh you know how many times are responding to messages, how many times you're posting and all this type of stuff? It's it's a cool thing is, is, you know, if used the right way as a cool tool, but it's also something that can overtake you, so you just gotta be aware and to put it in its proper perspective. So just keep that in mind this week. Um, and that's something, you know, like I said as I'm getting older that I've become very, very aware of and very intentional about protecting my peace and just keep a man that keep a man that peace is an inside job. Yeah. Have a good week.