When something goes wrong with your car, it seems like it’s never just a spark plug or a fuel line. You’ll fix one thing and immediately something else breaks. This is because your car is made up of interconnected systems that all work together to put your vehicle in motion. And problems in one area can spill over to others. The same is true of your health. If you’re feeling run down, there’s likely more to it than your physical health. Your mental, emotional, and spiritual states also contribute to your overall health and well-being, which is why a pill rarely solves the problem, at least not for long. If you want to feel fantastic all-around, you really need to address different areas of health. And the one most often neglected is spiritual health. So here are just a few daily habits that could get you on the right track.
- Eat right, exercise, and get your zees. You can’t hope to achieve comprehensive health and wellness when you’re filling your body with processed foods, you’re sitting on your butt all day, and you’re burning the midnight oil. Spiritual health begins with taking care of the body that houses your soul. So think about creating a balanced diet composed of healthy, natural foods. Add exercise to your daily routine. And make sure to give yourself eight full hours to rest each night. This will act as the basis for good spiritual health.
- Daily affirmations. At first they may seem silly. But when you start off every day by voicing plans to love yourself, be kind to others, and become a positive force for change in the world, it may just transform your whole outlook on life and lead to a spiritual awakening.
- Get your “me” time. To some extent, we all need to be a bit selfish. After all, if we don’t take care of ourselves, nobody will. If you’re stretched to your limit and burdened by stresses and obligations, it’s time to learn to say no to others and set aside some time for yourself each day. Whether you take a nap, read a book, meditate, go for a walk, or take up a new hobby, dedicating time to yourself is a great way to relax and improve your spiritual state.
- Humans are social creatures, and most of us have a desire to be part of a community. If you want to improve your spiritual health, think about helping others. Even though you’re giving up something of yourself, you’ll find that you also get a lot in return for your time and effort.
- Socialize with positive people. Whether you’re picky about friendships, you join a religious or spiritual community, or you contact the spiritual leaders at Oranum, you can improve your own spiritual health by surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals. You can find both spiritual guidance and others to go down the path with you when you make your spiritual health a priority. And if you want to be healthy spiritually, you really have to cut off negative and abusive people who are only holding you back.