This time, we are going to give you some simple practices to become the master of your mental, physical, and spiritual health. These should be simple and easy enough that you can do them anywhere, and at any point in your busy schedule.
We will first talk about meditation. I have mentioned this several times in different articles, and I can’t stress enough how important it is. Meditation allows you to reduce your mental stress, take time for yourself, and just feel in the moment. It is easy to get caught up in the little things and everything you have to get done.
But taking 10 to 15 minutes to get in touch with your body, focus on your breathing, and think positive thoughts can help, and not just your mental health. By reducing stress and anxiety, you can also improve your physical health, and feel more in tune with your spirituality. It is easy to doubt your spirituality if you are stressed and feel overwhelmed, so it is important to take the time to reinforce your beliefs.
The second practice is to always continue to learn. You may be over the age of when you have to go to school or have realized that a traditional learning environment just isn’t for you. However, that doesn’t mean that you have to give up on learning.
Studies show that continuously learning throughout your life is important to maintaining your mental processes. It doesn’t have to be subjects like algebra or biology either. Things that you find interesting such as your favorite bird, a flower outside your home, or even a new cooking recipe can all count as learning.
However, you can also learn about yourself. Learning more about your body, your spirituality, and steps to improve your physical health are all considered learning as well. Just make sure you are always trying to learn something new, and don’t get complacent with what you know.
The third is to pray or stay in touch with your spirituality, however that works for you. For some, praying is a way to stay closer to their religion – to feel connected and heard. For others, taking a walk in the woods and feeling the surrounding earth heightens their spirituality. Whatever works for you, it doesn’t matter. However, don’t let those moments of connection get pushed aside due to a busy schedule.
That brings us to our fourth practice. Follow a routine. Regular exercise, a healthy diet, and times for meditation and spiritual practices are all important. Keeping to a similar schedule is a great way to keep up with everything and not let practices get pushed to the wayside.
Keeping a schedule can also help reduce stress. If most of your days are the same, you don’t have to worry about trying to remember something or fitting it in later. You and your body know what is expected of you. There is a sort of peace to having everything fit in its place in your life as well, kind of like those restocking and organizing videos online.
My fifth practice, and advice for you, is to be a part of a community. For those on the more religious side, this could be a church or a weekly meeting with your peers. Perhaps you are part of a book club or a knitting circle. As long as you are in a place where you feel safe and happy and are part of a group. This gives you support when you are feeling alone or helpless and improves your mental health. They can also keep you focused on your goals and help to prevent you from letting certain practices slip by keeping you accountable.
Those are the 5 simple practices you can use to master your physical, mental, and spiritual health. None of them will take you a long time, and can easily be slipped in anywhere in the day.