Being healthy and living a healthy lifestyle is not just about maintaining your physical health. It involves everything from the comfort you experience, the happiness you feel in life, your physical and mental health, and most vital of all, your spiritual health. When you talk about spiritual health, the first thing to ask yourself is, ‘What is a spirit? What defines your spiritual wellbeing?’ Your spirit can be a part of your body, or a part of your mind as well. Your body, mind, and your spirit are interconnected and can affect one another. Your spiritual wellness is a piece of the puzzle that only you can solve to live a life filled with meaning and purpose.
Your lifestyle, goals, preferences, as well as your ideas of what happiness is, helps you maintain your spiritual health. Your spiritual wellness is very personal to you. People live a life filled with meaning and purpose. They have short-term goals and long-term goals, and when these goals are met, they feel fulfilled. They enjoy harmony around them, and the people around them are at peace as well. But it is not achievable with a push such as the one a child gets. Your spiritual health depends solely on your beliefs, values, and purpose in life. It involves both physical and mental wellbeing and can be achieved with self-discovery.
Finding who you truly are and understanding why you are, as you are, what can help improve your life, what can help become the person you want to be can help you in your path to self-discovery. Once you have achieved that, you can maintain your spiritual health using the following ideas.
Invest in yourself
An intention to improve and maintain your spiritual wellness and a plan of action are equally important. Imagine you are throwing a party. How much time would you invest in planning and implementing it, making sure that every aspect of the party is perfect? That is how you must invest in yourself as well. You must plan your journey towards spiritual wellbeing such that it keeps you motivated to stay along the course that leads to your spiritual health. There are many ways in which you can maintain your spiritual health, and it starts with investing time, money, and energy in yourself.
Keep a journal: Self-reflecting is important
One of the most integral parts of maintaining your spiritual health is introspection, and the best way to self reflect is to maintain a journal. A journal is a source of your energy that lets you dig deeper into understanding your true self. When you write, you express your deeper thoughts much better than when you talk to someone. You can get every negative thought out of your mind and discover new insights. The stream of consciousness that results in words is the best way of expressing, responding, as well as a vital tool for reflecting on your life.
Read something inspiring
There are so many books in the world that a lifetime is not enough to read them all. Find a topic that inspires you, and find a book that interests you. Do not just read, try reflecting on it as you reflect on yourself while reading your journal. Try to understand the deeper meaning that the book holds instead of reading it for the sake of reading. Every book holds a deeper meaning to life and trying to understand it is a path less taken towards spiritual health. Refresh your mind with a book and gain a deeper knowledge of the world around you.
Music is a powerful essence
Music has the power to heal the pain that the heart feels. It is one of the best ways to enrich yourself and maintain your spiritual wellbeing. Everyone has a type of music that they love, and a type that calms them. Find out which one can calm your mind and body. Finding the one that is just right for you is a journey through the vast world of music. You not only get inspired by the talent of the various artists that become a part of this journey but also learn to respect the effort that others take to offer you the calm and tranquil that you deserve. Music is a powerful essence, and the journey to finding your music contributes vastly to your spiritual health.
The world is vast and the list of places to visit has no end. Instead of looking at pictures of other’s vacations, go visit the place you always wanted to. Traveling is the best way to relieve your mind of the stress caused by day to day life. Start by going someplace close by over the weekend. Taste the pleasure that it has to offer and the strength it gives. Your spiritual wellbeing is enhanced when you travel to new places or the place that offers you peace.
Have you tried meditation? It is one of the simplest practices that offer the most benefit to the mind and the body. Meditation is a practice that does not take a lot of time or money. If you practice it properly, a minute of meditation can offer you more tranquil than a weekend getaway. It is the best and the quickest way to reduce stress, maintain good health, and get a lot closer to balancing your spiritual health.
Give time for Yoga
A practice that combines physical exercise and breathing control, Yoga, is vital to create harmony in the mind and the body. While many people believe that yoga is just physical exercise, the benefits it offers to calm the mind and balance the spiritual wellbeing is still unknown to many. Practicing yoga is the only way to reap its benefits. Yoga is a form of exercise that trains your body as well as your mind to maintain a balance.
Clear your space
Did you know that your surroundings can have a lot of impact on how you maintain your spiritual health? Cluttered surroundings can cause a lot of stress to your mind, and an empty surrounding can make you feel empty within. Many people believe in minimalist decorations that soothe their minds. Clear the clutter around and arrange your space such that it makes you happy. When your mind is happy, your body experiences the balance and you succeed in maintaining your spiritual wellbeing.
Connect with your community
Did you know that humans are communal animals? Our lives travel so fast that we have failed to live this way of life. Connecting with different people, the exchange of ideas, laughter, getting and giving emotional support is something you can experience being a part of a community. If you are not a part of a community, make an effort, the results are more rewarding than you think!
Nature has a healing power that none others do. Have you ever spent a day just listening to the birds chirping, the leaves swaying, the waves crashing on the shore? Have you tried basking in the sun instead of visiting a salon to get a tan? Nature has a beautiful sound, which can heal you and make you feel more alive than ever. Nature has the power to relieve you of all the stress and let you develop your spiritual health. Talk a walk in the nearby park, have a picnic, jog by the seashore, spend the day fishing, meditate on top of a hill over the weekend, or just sit under a tree. The wonders of nature are felt when you attempt to be a part of nature.
Unplug from technology
Technology plays a vital part in our lives. To most people, their day to day life depends on it. From calling for a cab to attending a meeting with a client, we are immensely dependent on technology. Have you ever unplugged from technology? Every person is distracted and checks on their device now and then. These distractions and dependency on technology is a hindrance to your spiritual health. Instead of checking for messages or flicking the channel on the tv because you have nothing to watch, unplug from technology, and detox yourself. You will sleep better, experience increased creativity, improve relationships, and have better concentration as well.
Compassion and self-compassion
Grievances can damage your relationships, health and wellness, as well as damage your spiritual health. The best way to heal the pain and let go of grievances is to practice compassion. Empathy can offer you a lot of peace. It helps you to let go of things that hold you back, and lead you to a path that offers happiness. Self-compassion is also a vital part of spiritual wellbeing. You must learn to love yourself and only then can you maintain balanced physical and mental health.
Forgiveness is vital
Do you believe that lie is too short to hold on to a grudge? If you do, then you have found success in balancing your mind and your body. Forgiveness helps you let go of everything that can cause stress, and by practicing forgiveness, you have taken a path that is vital for your spiritual health.
Only you have the power to divert your energy into a path that helps you live a happy and peaceful life. To maintain an ideal balance of the mind and the body, it is vital to create a stronger connection to yourself. Finding your spiritual path is a sacred journey, and once you find it, maintaining your spiritual health is vital.