Lifestyle | 3 Ways to Improve Your Spiritual Health



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Many of us consider ourselves spiritual, but not religious. We don’t go to church, and we don’t necessarily sign up to the ideas of any particular religious group or organisation, but we nonetheless believe that there’s more to life than what we can see.

But what can we do to improve our spiritual health, if we don’t have a religious institution to tell us what to do? 


While we can always check our horoscopes or check in with telephone psychics in order to try and get some insight on the more otherworldly dimensions of our lives, there are more direct and obvious things we can do, personally, to boost our sense of contentment and well-being in life.

Here are some ways to improve your spiritual health without going to church.

Deal with the physical side of your health

Mind and body are connected, and for all intents and purposes, that means the physical and spiritual are connected. When you’re in terrible physical health, you’ll likely find it more difficult to appreciate the beauty and wonder of life, or to feel and express emotions like gratitude and love.

In order to improve your spiritual health, a great place to start is with improving your physical health.

If you’ve been starving yourself and yo-yo dieting and your mood is awful, and you’re weak and tired all the time, and your hormones seem out of control — start eating a satisfying amount of wholesome, balanced food.

If you’ve got a chronic medical condition, make it a priority to constantly be exploring ways to reduce your symptoms.

If you sit around all day, begin getting some exercise.

Make your physical health a priority for its own sake and so that your spiritual health improves too.

Practice positive visualisation regularly to get yourself attuned to great possibilities

Positive visualisation can take various forms, but the basic idea is that you take some time out of your day to imagine good things happening to you in vivid detail.

If you feel unpopular, you can visualise being surrounded by loving friends. If you’re not satisfied with your 9-5, you can start visualising your dream job.

When you practice positive visualisation, you not only give yourself a quick mood boost, but you also begin to get yourself attuned to the great possibilities present in the world at large.

Before long, you’ll feel more capable, and you’ll notice opportunities you’d once have overlooked.

Keep a gratitude journal and look for something positive in every situation

Expressing gratitude — even just to yourself — is one of the most powerful ways of improving your spiritual health, as it will help you to let go of resentment, bitterness, and anger, and become appreciative of the fantastic gifts you already have.

Keeping a daily gratitude journal, and making an entry each morning and evening about what you’re thankful for, is a great exercise to do.

Another excellent exercise is to force yourself to identify one positive thing about every otherwise negative event you experience. If you get fired from work, for example, you can think “I now have the freedom to find a better job” or, “I never have to see my old boss again”.

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