Spiritual wellness involves finding purpose, meaning, and connection in life. Nurturing spiritual wellness helps individuals understand themselves better, make ethical decisions, and find solace during difficult times. It also promotes compassion, empathy, gratitude, and a sense of connection with others.
Scroll down for eight activities to improve your spiritual wellness:
1. Volunteer and Help Others
Find a cause that matters to you and give back. You can work at a food pantry, become a mentor or tutor, or foster an animal. Doing so can grow your community and connect you with like-minded people. By helping others, it may also give you a deeper sense of purpose and gratitude.
2. Connect With a Community
Find someone or an organization that shares your beliefs and thoughts and connect with them—whether online, over the phone, or in-person. Reach out to a pastor or spiritual leader and find ways to connect with like-minded people within your faith community who can support and encourage you.
3. Practice Yoga
Yoga is for everyone at any level. Besides strengthening and stretching your body, it can help your mind and spirit—reducing symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety.
5. Keep a Journal
The act of writing can help you process your emotions, increase your awareness, and give you a nonjudgmental space to express your feelings in the moment. Write down your worries and your fears or start a daily gratitude journal.
6. Spend Time in Nature
Spending time in nature helps you disconnect from your phone, your day, and your troubles. Even just a few minutes watching the birds, the trees swaying in the wind, or the crashing waves on the shoreline can be therapeutic. Listen to our podcast on environmental wellness.
7. Focus On Your Hobbies
Find things that you enjoy doing, whether it be knitting, coloring, cooking, playing a sport, or working out. Focusing on things you enjoy can bring back a sense of purpose and keep you focused in the moment—even just for a little bit.
8. Speak With Someone You Trust
If you’re struggling to connect with your spiritual side or your mental health, reach out to someone specially trained or with someone you trust who can help. If you are dealing with a mental health emergency, call or text 988.
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When you prioritize your spiritual well-being, you tend to make more thoughtful decisions about the future and the well-being of your loved ones. Life insurance aligns with this mindset by providing a means to care for family members even after one’s passing. It reflects a sense of responsibility and love towards others, ensuring that they are financially supported during challenging times.
By integrating spiritual health into discussions about life insurance, individuals can approach their financial planning holistically and create a legacy of compassion and security for those they leave behind.
Spiritual Health Resources and Page Sources:
- Olsson, Regan. (June 26, 2021). 8 Ways to Take Care of Your Spiritual Health. Banner Health. https://www.bannerhealth.com/healthcareblog/better-me/8-ways-to-take-care-of-your-spiritual-health
- Smith, Emily. (September 2016). Spiritual wellness: What is your meaning and purpose?. LHSFNA. https://www.lhsfna.org/spiritual-wellness-what-is-your-meaning-and-purpose/
- Resident Wellness Program. Yale School of Medicine. (September 13, 2021) https://medicine.yale.edu/urology/education/residents/wellness/