The Importance of Serenity as a Value
Serenity as a value is very useful for children and adults alike. This character trait and skill helps us act strongly and calmly in the face of challenges every day.
What is serenity?
Serenity is a characteristic of people who are calm or relaxed. This quality has to do with someone’s personality – that is, a person can have a serene character.
On the other hand, serenity also refers to a skill that people can develop and practice. For example, someone can act calmly in different situations.
Serenity or being a serene person will let us think before acting impulsively or being driven by our emotions. Both in daily life or in difficult times, serenity can be useful.
Serenity and self-control
In our day-to-day, and throughout our lives, there are situations in which we have to make decisions and act quickly. This can happen with work, family, and also personal situations. As we mentioned, you can face them in different ways.
When people are calm in the face of problems, they have self-control. This means they not only have control over their emotions, but they also have the conscious ability to regulate impulses and reactions voluntarily.
Through serenity and self-control, you can master the impulses that make you act irrationally. As a result, you can achieve these things:
- Not waste time
- Avoid feelings of frustration, anxiety, tension and stress
- Learn from problems
- Not hurt others by acting without thinking
- Develop a positive personal and relational balance
- Achieve greater concentration
- Improve your mood
- Achieve inner peace
“Serenity is not being free from the storm, it is being at peace within the storm.”
Serenity as a value
Nowadays, life is very busy: family, work, studies, travel, relationships and social networks, and all this leads us to maintain a state of constant excitement. It’s important to learn to be calm or act serenely in the face of adversities and problems. This is especially important since life is so fast-paced.
It’s also important to teach our children serenity as a value. This means teaching them to develop calm attitudes in the face of difficult circumstances, whether new or unknown. On the other hand, there are certain moments, dramatic or dangerous, that need a moment of serenity. For these, kids need to learn to:
- Analyze and think clearly before acting, evaluating all possible consequences.
- Keep calm in the face of dangerous or unforeseen situations, and always ask for help.
- Relativize everything, think about what’s really important.
- Control breathing to relax in stressful situations.
- Be patient, because everything has its time. Problems can have more than one solution, and it doesn’t always happen right away.
- Evaluate different options and solutions before taking action.
- Listen to the opinions and other points of view. All knowledge, experience and advice can help them broaden their views. That way, they can make better decisions about problems.
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