It’s a popular phrase, but the mind is said to be a mirror of the body, so that means everything that affects our mind will affect our body, and vice versa. In order to be spiritually healthy, it’s important we take good care of ourselves, and ensure we’re not living a life of stress, negativity and upset.
Spiritual wellness is often difficult to find in our fast-paced, stressful lives. It’s important to take time to focus on your spiritual health. With meditation, mindfulness, and prayer, you can find peace in the smallest of moments.
3 Ways to Increase Your Spiritual Wellbeing
Spirituality is not a religious matter. It is the sense of connection to something greater than oneself. It can be a spiritual practice, a spiritual belief, or spirituality in general. In order to increase your spiritual wellbeing, you can try and focus on the following three things:
The connection with others and the development of relationships that are both meaningful and supportive. Without these relationships it would be difficult for us to grow emotionally, intellectually, or spiritually. It also provides us with a sense of belonging, which can have a positive impact on our mental health.
Engaging in daily practices which contribute to our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing. These practices may include yoga, meditation, nutrition and more. Physical activity can improve your mood by releasing endorphins and help you combat depression. Meditation has been shown to increase self-awareness and reduce anxiety.
Lastly, making time for much-needed reflection through prayer or meditation, depending on personal preference and beliefs. For many of us, our busy lives mean there’s no time for reflection.
We’re constantly on-the-go. The stress that comes with this lifestyle can take its toll on our mental state and physical health. However, studies have shown that prayer or meditation can help reduce anxiety, stress, and depression. By trying to practice these three methods, we can improve our spiritual wellbeing, which will have positive knock-on benefits on our emotional and physical health too.