Today at work I am sharing with my colleagues information on spiritual wellness. First I must say this is not a strong area for me, I do not have much spirituality in my life. I am a non-believer so I don’t have religion and I don’t normally take time to connect with myself, which I should learn to incorporate into my overall wellness. I have to remember that spiritual wellness, doesn’t have to mean religion.
Spiritual Wellness is a personal matter involving values and beliefs that provide a purpose in our lives. Spiritual Wellness is different for everyone, for some it is about religion, for others it is about self-reflection and self-awareness.
Tips for Spiritual Wellness
- Journaling helps you clarify your thoughts and feelings, get to know yourself better, reduce stress and help you problem solve. Obviously I like to blog but I wouldn’t say it counts towards my spiritual wellness, for that I need to write without a censor, which isn’t really what this blog is about…
If you want to journal but don’t know how to get started, look online for some writing prompts, I found some good ones here.
- Try yoga. Yoga is a physical technique that can help improve your spiritual wellness by reducing emotional and physical strains on your mind and body. Yoga is taught at all different levels and can help lower stress, boost the immune system, and lower blood pressure as well as reduce anxiety, depression, fatigue, and insomnia.
- Take time to meditate. While managing your time and daily tasks can be hard, it is crucial to devote time to connecting with yourself. Whether in the morning when you wake up, during your lunch break, or before you go to sleep, take five to 10 minutes to meditate each day. Here are some great apps for your smartphone to help with your own meditation, I am going to try one today.