Today as we head into 2022, we want to share some ideas to help you practice these top 10 ways to improve the health of your spirit. You see we believe that living a healthy and vibrant life includes practices for our mind, body, and spirit.
We believe that your body is more than just a physical vessel as it has a spiritual aspect as well. And if your spirit is in poor health, this can affect all aspects of your daily life. If you feel your spirit could use a health boost, then you are invited to employ some or all of the following 10 tips into your life to help improve the health of your spirit.
Take Deep Breaths
You may not realize it, but your day is guided by the pattern of your breathing. When you are relaxed, you will breathe deeply. When you are anxious, you will take short and shallow breaths. Either way, deep breaths are medicinal, and if you want to improve the health of your spirit, you need to set aside time to breathe deeply every day. This can be done during meditation, or even just during your morning commute!
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Spend Time Outside
This is one of our favourite practices for the health of our mind, body and spirit. Nature really does have amazing healing powers—both in a physical and a spiritual sense. Spending more time in nature will help to heal your spirit and help you to relax and feel more positive overall. So schedule some time in nature for yourself—whether it is a hike every weekend, or maybe a walk in the park each evening after work.
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Read Positive Literature
The world is filled with all sorts of negative and disheartening books. It’s time to be sure you are reading the type that will benefit the health of your spirit. This means picking up books that are inspiring, positive, and will lead you down the path to success. Practice the habit of reading on a regular basis—for thirty minutes each day if you can!
Journaling is an amazing way to both deal with your emotions, as well as to process your goals and your successes and mistakes. If you don’t journal on a regular basis, it might be time to begin. And for those that don’t know where to start, begin by making a list of all the things you are grateful for in your life—whether this is physical things like your home or job, or your own attributes, like your ability to remain positive when times get tough!
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Be Physically Active
We believe that living a physically active life is a must for health/vitality in mind, body and spirit. It is no surprise to learn that your physical state closely resembles the state of your inner being. This means if you feel terrible on the outside, you probably feel terrible on the inside as well. This means you must take care of your exterior by maintaining a practice of physical activity or simply put moving well every day. And don’t feel like you need to go all out right away, as you can start with a walk in the park every evening, or maybe just taking a yoga class in your living room.
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Travelling to a new place and experiencing new things does wonders for the spirit! A vacation also gives your mind and body the break it needs from work to help you relax! So if there is a trip you have always wanted to go on, now is the time to book it!
Nothing makes your spirit sick like negative thinking, so don’t allow yourself to be consumed by it! Maintain a positive thought process whenever possible, and if you find yourself plagued by negative thinking patterns, then it may be time to work out your negative feelings, either by talking to someone about why you feel that way or discussing it with your inner self in your journal.
Spend Time With Others
Spending time with friends and loved ones is a great way to improve the health of your spirit. You need to be cautious though, as spending time with other people who are spiritually unhealthy can cause more damage to your own instead of repair. Don’t be afraid to cut people out of your life as well, because you deserve to spend time with spiritually healthy people.
Spend Time Alone
Just as spending time with others can help you to heal your spirit, you also can’t spend every minute with other people and you should resolve to spend some time alone. This will help you to be able to process the thoughts that are in your mind and learn what it is that you truly desire in life without the opinions of others impeding. This can provide you with spiritual peace as well as guidance for your future endeavours.
If you are still mad at yourself for the mistakes you made in the past, it’s time to learn to let these go as they are probably weighing heavily on your spirit. You are only human, you may have made mistakes, but now it is time to forgive yourself and move on, as this is the only way you will be able to let go of the past and help to heal your spirit.
Healing your spirit isn’t a task that you can accomplish overnight. But if you follow the tips and ideas mentioned here today, you will be well on your way to improving the health of your spirit in no time at all. Just remember to think positive and know that you can do it!
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