What is serenity? It is a state of calm, relaxation, and peace. The moments in life that you can look up at the sky and breathe a sigh of relief and smile. In this world, some may say peace is fleeting. I do believe we can get swept away in the hustle and bustle of daily life. However, if we take a step back and allow ourselves to look objectively around we can find peace. A saying from an anonymous person that I have found true states, “Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but peace amid the storm.” In order to find peace we have to change the way we look at a situation. Is your cup half full or half empty? A situation looked at in different ways will results in different reactions. If you find yourself without peace check in on your thoughts and what is influencing your reaction. Also, taking time away from social media and the never ending “to-do list” will help as well. Sometimes we get so caught up in things around us or the things we have yet to accomplish that we do not take time for ourselves. Self care is a very important part of mental health. A sure fire way to defeat burnout is taking good care of yourself. Wipe your plate clean for a day and do something fro yourself. You deserve it!