• Leanne Northwood

Nurturing Your Spiritual Self

The digital age has accustomed us all to living a fast-paced life. It can be incredibly draining and soon takes its toll on us in the forms of physical illness, emotional upset, or spiritual unrest.

While many of us focus on taking care of our physical and mental wellbeing, we often give little thought or time to nurturing our spiritual selves.

Taking a moment to reflect on what we are doing to bring harmony, positivity, and peace into our life can remind us of the importance of caring for our spiritual self.

Our spiritual self is the most beautiful and prevailing part of us. It is our true, constant, authentic self. It is where your inner peace resides.

The meaning of the spiritual self can differ for all. Perhaps for you, it is your faith, your connection to a god, the universe or the divinity that lives within.

Whichever it is for you, it is vital to maintain a healthy spirit that thoroughly enjoys a sense of completeness. When we feel complete within ourselves we focus less on external objects and desires that only keep us locked into a cycle of feeling inadequate and dissatisfied.

Without deeper purpose, we can experience depression, fatigue, low self-esteem, even an intense dislike toward life. These are all signs to pause, rest and tune in to ourselves.

Recognising these signals and listening to them can help prevent a spiritual decline. Including spiritual practices in your daily routine can help nurture your soul and deepen your connection with your spiritual self.

Nurture Your Soul

Introducing new habits in your routine can cultivate feelings of accomplishment and positivity, leading to a healthier, happier, and more balanced life. Even something small that takes little time can have a positive effect on your mindset.

Here are some practices that you can follow daily without dedicating a lot of time.

Practise Mindfulness

By practising mindfulness, you focus on every little moment of your day. From noticing your breath, savouring your food to feeling laughter in your belly, you become more present and grateful for all you enjoy. A greater appreciation for your life helps your spirit become content and at ease.

Get Better Sleep

Introducing a bedtime ritual before bed such as a short meditation, reading a book, taking a relaxing bath, or scented candles can improve your sleep and spiritual health. Also having technology-free time before bed helps your brain prepare for sleep.

Focus On Positive Thoughts

Letting positive thoughts grow helps you de-stress, create self-confidence, have happier interactions, and create a peaceful environment for your spiritual self to enjoy.

Bring awareness to your thoughts and the way you talk to yourself. You may be a bit shocked to notice the things that you regularly say to yourself that are unkind. So notice your positive thoughts and give them space to grow.

Practising Gratitude

Being consciously grateful is so nurturing for the spirit. Be happy for others when they accomplish things. Start by looking for things to be grateful for and say to yourself “I am grateful for my healthy body or this beautiful day.” There is so much around us to be grateful for which then leads to feeling satisfied freeing up emotional energy and helping us be balanced and calm.

Acts Of Kindness

Simple acts of kindness bring your spirit to life. The generosity we show others is what we receive in return. The goodness we create around us ripples out and can create great change. One small act of kindness can make such a difference to somebody’s day. Even if it’s a smile or telling someone you love their shoes! Never underestimate the power of kindness and connection.

When seeking to improve your spiritual self, aim to do good for yourself. When you feel better about your spiritual Self, your entire life will improve and the best part is that it will spread to those around you. It all starts within.

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