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Spiritual self-care can mean different things to different people. Here are some spiritual self-care ideas that you can start today.
I will start by saying that in all of my interactions online and in my personal life, Christ is who I follow! Accepting him into my life and allowing him to help me all of these areas is first and foremost. There was a time that I was far away from him, and these practices helped me grow closer to him and for that I encourage everyone to find the self care ideas that support you.
Spiritual self-care can be defined as anything that connects you to your true self or a higher being, whatever that means for you.
Here are 10 of the best spiritual self-care ideas. Use these during your time to yourself and feel yourself be one with nature, a higher being, and yourself!
Yoga is always a good idea. Some may think yoga is simply stretching and a physical thing to do, but it goes so much deeper. Yoga can completely align your spirit and your body.
You can find countless yoga videos all over the place. Try to do a little bit of yoga every day. Your body and spirit will thank you!
Meditation goes a bit deeper than yoga. Usually, you combine the two for an even bigger impact. Even if you just meditate for a few minutes each day, it will make a difference.
If you struggle with thoughts flooding your mind, allow them and then return to your breathing. Slowly, it will get easier as you continue practicing daily.
You can also find great guided meditations that help you to focus and are available on YouTube or many apps.
There is just something special about journaling. Writing down your thoughts and emotions helps you release them and not get overwhelmed by your daily activities.
Sometimes journaling is the only place someone can express themselves freely, making keeping a journal more impactful.
Try writing down your thoughts every day before going to bed. You will start to feel more at peace with yourself and your life.
An important part of keeping a journal is to go back and read it. Often you will learn more about yourself!
Service always helps us to feel happy. When you focus on someone else, you naturally feel better about yourself.
Find a place where you can volunteer your time or your talents. Try to go at least once a month or during your allotted self-care time.
Being in nature is one of the best spiritual self-care activities I’ve ever done. Nature is naturally relaxing and helps us to see the bigger picture. It shifts our focus to realize there is much more to life than the problems we face on a daily basis.
Taking a walk in nature is also very grounding. When we are grounded, our minds, bodies, and spirits are connected and more at peace.
When you have clutter throughout your house, spend some time decluttering. When all you see is clutter in your home, it will become mentally challenging. It will be hard to focus, and you’ll be easily overwhelmed.
If you do a couple of minutes each day decluttering throughout your home, you will have a completely clean home all the time! Plus, your mind will be clearer, so you can focus on more important things as well.
Taking a nice hot bath is a relaxing, spiritual self-care practice that I love to do every now and again. Not only does it relax our spirits and mind, but it also helps to calm our bodies as well.
Add some bath salts or use a fun bath bomb. Find smells that bring you peace and calm you down.
Sometimes practicing self-care is a struggle, and that’s okay. Use some positive affirmations to help you feel better about taking time for yourself.
Some of my favorites include:
● I deserve time for myself.
● Practicing self-care isn’t selfish.
● I’m a better person when I take care of myself.
● My spiritual health matters.
● I love who I am.
● I am enough.
You can always create your own or get some ideas online too. Try to have no more than 10 at a time so you can focus on each one. Hang them up around your house where you can see them and say them daily.
Social media can be overwhelming. When that happens, take a break from it. Delete the apps off your phone and replace that time you would spend scrolling with one of these self-care practices! You’ll see how much time you truly have.
You can choose the time frame. Some prefer taking a few days, a week, or even a month. The choice is yours. You might just find you don’t want to get back on!
You can also set limits on your phone, so you don’t spend as much time on social media apps. Most phones will help you set those limits and will lock you out of those apps as soon as you hit your max.
Find a good book and just sit in a comfortable spot to read. If you have a physical book, use it to help you feel more grounded.
If you believe in a higher being, you can always use this time to read from the Bible, other scriptures, or other words from your religion too.
As you regularly use that time for yourself, you will feel like a whole new person!
Tonganoxie • Kansas
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