6 steps toward spiritual wellness – News

The spiritual element of wellbeing can be the most personal piece of the puzzle when trying to put all seven dimensions of wellbeing together. In general, people like to live a life with purpose and purpose. When these goals are achieved, it will bring harmony to your own life and to the others with whom you surround yourself.

So what can you do to improve your spiritual wellbeing? The best thing to do is to find out which techniques will work for you. Since spiritual well-being includes one’s values, beliefs and goals, it can be achieved in a number of ways – both physically and mentally.

1. Actively practice gratitude.

  • Send three thank you messages a month.
  • Write three social media thank you messages per month.
  • Write a handwritten thank you letter to a colleague or friend once a month.

2. Meditate. If you only take five minutes a day to sit quietly and make contact with our deepest selves, it can have a profound effect on how we see things. Many people are intimidated by the idea of ​​sitting still and not focusing on anything, but it’s important not to take meditation so seriously. When we sit quietly in a restful position, repeatedly breathing deeply and relaxingly, and simply focusing on not thinking about anything in particular, we can move beyond our daily worries to a place of peace and tranquility.

3. Practice being in the moment. Memories of the past and worries about the future often distract us from our spiritual journey. So how can we get to the present moment when thoughts of the past and future are so persistent? Mindful eating can often do the trick. While we are eating, we can focus on the taste, aroma and texture of the food. If you are interested in mindfulness, our office offers mindfulness classes.

4. Explore different spiritual traditions. As we learn more about different beliefs, we can open our eyes to our connectedness with everyone on the planet. Most religious and spiritual traditions agree on the basic principles of love, compassion, kindness, and responsibility. When we look at spiritual issues from an inclusive, curious perspective, we can even deepen our own meaning in our existing spiritual practices.

5. Travel. It’s true! Taking the time to travel to a calming place or to a new place can do wonders for your mind. When you are in a place where your mind can keep distractions out and help you ponder and rest, you will have a better connection with yourself. That way, you can weed out stressors and get your mind on the right track for the general Bring wellbeing. Some activities that you can participate in while traveling may include exercising, speaking with a counselor or counselor, meditating, or taking a temporary vow of silence.

6. Be helpful. If there is anything you can do to improve or promote a relationship – be it with a neighbor, spouse, or stranger down the street – follow your heart and be helpful. When you are open to sharing a part of your time that supports another on their journey, the result is that you experience a sense of pride and love. Both nourish your soul and your spirit.

Additional resources:
Religious center of the campus
Dean of Studies: Take part!
Fitness courses available at Campus Recreation
Identify core values
Learn to meditate
Lifestyle Improvement Program from Health Promotion and Wellness
On-campus massage through health promotion and wellness

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