Adding a spiritual component to your daily routine is a form of self-care on its own. Believing in a higher state of being and a greater purpose does not necessarily mean you have to uproot your routine or join a silent retreat. Taking a walk or drinking a glass of water can be just as spiritual as praying or chanting a mantra. It all comes down to your mindset and your ability to relish in the present moment.
Here are five ways you can bring your awareness of your spirituality into your everyday life.
Wake Up Earlier to Meditate
Meditation does not have to be tedious. It shouldn’t be one more thing on your to-do list either. The goal of implementing a spiritual component in your daily routine is to help balance your mental, emotional, and physical well-being. You can meditate at any time, but mornings are best because they set the tone for how your day will unfold.
Instead of rushing through your morning routine, wake up a little bit earlier to meditate. Channel your inner peace and enjoy the serenity of these 15 minutes before the chaos unleashes.
Draw your attention to your breath and focus on the physical sensations of inhaling and exhaling. You will soon feel all the racing thoughts dissipate as you become more grounded in the present moment.
Morning affirmations can have a wonderful impact on your frame of mind.
The power of positive thinking not only helps you overcome anxiety but also build a strong sense of self-confidence. Combined with the power of repetition, affirmations allow you to challenge your self-limiting beliefs, boost your self-esteem, and incite positive changes in your life.
If you’re constantly caught up in negative self-talk, you can use morning affirmations to free yourself from these internalized patterns of thinking. Use morning affirmations to replace toxic beliefs with more constructive narratives.
Pick five positive affirmations, to begin with and repeat those every morning after your meditation.
I choose to be happy
I am bold, brave, and beautiful
I am strong, determined, and resilient
I am in charge of my thoughts
I accept and love myself completely
Practicing gratitude can shift your mindset from a state of scarcity and lack to one of abundance and growth.
When you’re focused on what you don’t have in life, this prevents you from appreciating all the other blessings at your disposition. At one point, even the things you have managed to accomplish so far, you didn’t have before.
When you reach a goal and the only thing you can think of is “what’s next?”, then you’re not living in the present moment. And so, you are unable to celebrate your successes. We’re only as happy and fulfilled as we’re appreciative of our victories. Writing out or listing what you’re grateful for every morning can help you see just how far you’ve come. So, you go from dwelling on what you don’t have to focus on the abundance in your life.
Move Your Body
A short 15-minute walk can truly uplift your spirits and boost your mood.
Spending time in nature is a great way to connect with earth’s natural rhythm. You feel more spiritually grounded by the therapeutic effects the outdoors can induce.
Going on a mindful or meditative walk can be incredibly invigorating as you breathe in the fresh air and learn to find joy in the little things. Yoga or any other form of intentional movement can be just as beneficial!
Ignite Your Brain
The content you feed your brain is equally as important as what you put in your body.
Social media, for instance, can be detrimental to your health and mental well-being. When we can’t control the information we’re exposed to, it’s much more difficult to stay positive and inspired. Social platforms are often a rabbit hole into toxic and negative environments.
We don’t always realize just how damaging they can be to our self-esteem and confidence. Connecting to your spiritual side and curating good habits for a healthy lifestyle starts with limiting your exposure to social media and reducing your screen time.
Instead, opt for reading inspiring books and listening to words of encouragement that can empower you to be your best self.
It’s the incremental changes you make and the small habits you implement that matter. Incorporating a spiritual component into your daily routine can bring more balance and harmony to your life. Gradually work your way into adding these practices and you will soon notice the long-term benefits they have on your well-being and state of mind.