The body, mind and spirit thrive if you nurture them. Because they are all interlinked into one being—you—optimum health can only be achieved when all three areas are balanced. The body needs healthy food and exercise. The mind needs stimulation and challenge. But, what about the spirit? Here are five ways you can improve your spiritual health.
1. Feed a hobby or passion
Spending time—even if it’s just an hour a week—doing something you love excites the spirit. A good place to start is remembering what you loved to do as a child or what brings you joy as an adult.
2. Be still
Whether it’s meditation, prayer or yoga, anything that stops the constant chatter in your mind will help you to relax and open your spirit to new possibilities and ideas in your life.
3. Take a vacation
Time off can be a day trip, a long weekend or a two-week excursion. Any time you remove yourself from your daily routine, you are renewing your spirit. And, never work during a vacation! What’s the point?
4. Learn something new
Is there something you’ve wanted to learn about all your life, but never got around to? There’s no better time than the present. This could develop into a new hobby or passion.
5. Make someone else happy
Volunteer for a non-profit. Give someone a gift for no reason. Compliment another person. Mark Twain said, “The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.”Doing good for others make you feel good from the inside out.