In this hectic world, it can be easy to neglect the spiritual side of life. Taking a few simple steps can lead to a healthier, more rewarding day, better productivity, and a sense of peace instead of stress.
Meditate. Meditating ten minutes a day can lead to lower blood pressure, weight loss, better sleep and improved productivity at the office. Take just a few moments out of your day to sit quietly and breathe deeply or meditate on a candle flame.
Take a walk. Anywhere will do. Notice the trees, the sky, and the other people around you. Say a quiet thank you for the world and your place in it.
Gratitude. Grateful people tend to be more optimistic, suffer less stress, and experience higher levels of vitality. Once a week, make a list of ten things you are grateful for, no matter how small. Challenge yourself to find reasons to be grateful for negative experiences.
Laugh. Spirituality shouldn’t always be serious! Laughter improves mental health, reduces stress, and strengthens the immune system. A good joke or a funny movie can cure a stressful day.
Inspiration. Post pictures or quotes that inspire you where you will see them every day. Subscribe to an inspirational e-mail list. Go to www.beliefnet.com for daily inspirational quotes and weekly or monthly newsletters focusing on your particular faith.