Today, the average lifestyle is completely disassociated from the spiritual self. We educate our minds, stay up on current events and news, throw ourselves into the jargon that comes with our career, exercise, and work hard to better ourselves. Yet, what of our spirituality? Perhaps the reason for this is that many people link spirituality with religion. The two do not need to be related.
Ask yourself this – do you know your values? Do you know what you believe and what principles guide you? More importantly, do you allow your values to guide you? Do you live consistently with them? Or, do you let what others wants guide you? It’s difficult to be full in spirit when you are living by everyone else’s rules. Likewise, it’s okay if you are challenged by the worldviews of others. Our views often shift over time.
What’s important is that you aren’t afraid of these questions, though it may be natural to shy away from them. A person who is spiritually deficient will become isolated, confused, and perhaps, even fragile. So, it’s important to ask these questions of yourself when you feel deficient, it will help you reconnect with yourself and the world. Now, how can you work on improving your wellness of spirit?
1. Explore Your Core
This doesn’t have to be as daunting as it sounds, but you should be prepared for your radical honesty. This exploration is simply asking yourself questions, such as what is my purpose, what do I value, who am I? It’s all to encourage in-depth exploration of self. It’s so easy to just follow a path that others set out for us when was the last time you actually sat down with yourself and considered what you might want from life?
There isn’t always a deeper meaning, but have you ever bothered to look for one in the first place? A bit of awareness will help you achieve happiness. So, examine your life and look for patterns that suggest there is a deeper meaning. Ultimately, you are the one in control of your life and destiny, but are you paying attention?
3. Let It Go
If you want to regain your focus, then you have to get into the habit of expressing your feelings. At the end of a difficult day, it can be difficult to understand what is going on, with your feelings and in your head. The same can be said after you have experienced a traumatic or significant event. Sit down with paper or a notebook, and just write out all of your thoughts. This will help you move forward with a clear head.
4. Positive Thinking
Believe it or not, your mindset can heavily influence your spirit. Shifting your thoughts to positivity will help you refocus and come to a healthy and happy place mentally and spiritually. When you purge the negativity, you can enjoy life more and relax!
You may think this has nothing to do with wellness of spirit, but it really does. There’s something to be said for getting out of your comfort zone and experiencing other cultures. This is an opportunity to rid yourself of stressors and reset yourself on the right path.
6. Meditation & Yoga
Meditation only takes ten minutes of your time, in fact, you can do it for as little as five minutes. It’s an excellent way to start (or finish) your day, but it’s also possible to do it anywhere. It’s all about freeing your mind of negative thoughts and learning how to be more present.
Yoga may be a physical activity, but it is one that helps you manage both physical and emotional strains on your body and mind, which means it can boost your wellness of spirit. There are a variety of levels you can participate in, and yoga can help you reduce stress, as well as the symptoms of anxiety, depression, and insomnia.