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7 Daily Practices to Improve Spiritual Wellness

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Spiritual wellness is one of the pillars that supports overall optimal health and wellness. It takes intention to live a life that is in balance, so putting effort into your spiritual wellness is just as important as the effort you put into improving the seven other mutually interdependent dimensions of wellness — physical, intellectual, emotional, social, vocational, financial, and environmental. Let’s learn more about the dimension of spiritual wellness, and simple daily practices you can incorporate into your life to improve your spiritual wellness to bring your health in balance.

What is Spirituality and Why Does it Matter?

Everyone seems to have their own definition of spirituality, and their own way of incorporating it into their life. In simple terms, spirituality is not about religion. Rather, it is the belief in something beyond the self. It strives to answer questions about the meaning of life, how people are connected to each other, truths about the universe, and an understanding that there is something greater that connects all beings to each other and to the universe itself. So why does spirituality matter? For many, spirituality is a source of comfort and relief from stress. Those who consider themselves spiritual actively try to deepen their connections with other people, experience compassion and empathy for others, want to make the world a better place, and seek happiness beyond material possessions as they seek meaning and purpose in their life. Research has shown that those who are spiritual and use their spirituality to cope with challenges in life experience many benefits to their health and wellbeing — a lower risk of anxiety and depression, lower blood pressure, more regenerative sleep, a stronger immune system, and more. Spirituality has also been shown to foster better psychological wellbeing by restoring hope and optimism, helping people develop a more positive outlook on life.

7 Daily Practices and Ways to Improve Spirituality

Spirituality is a very personal experience, and there are many daily practices that you can embrace to help enhance your spirituality:

  1. Create movement: Practice Stretch or yoga to align your body, mind, and spirit, calm the mind, cultivate awareness, and attain peace.
  2. Meditate: Try spending 10-15 minutes each morning engaged in some form of meditation. It will start your day with a clear mind, a relaxed body, and an open heart, ready to take on the world.
  3. Practice gratitude: Start a gratitude journal and record what you are grateful for each day. This can be a great reminder of what is most important to you and what brings you the greatest happiness.
  4. Try mindfulness: By becoming more mindful, you become more aware and appreciative of the present. Mindfulness encourages you to be less judgmental and focus more on the present moment rather than dwelling on the past or future.
  5. Spend time in nature: Nature engages all five senses and gives you a window on the beauty that exists all around you. From your kitchen herb garden to the Grand Canyon, the beauty of nature is yours to witness every day, symbolizing the ability we all possess to grow and blossom.
  6. Do breathwork exercises: Breathwork slows your body and mind and allows you to connect with your inner self. It is a tool that can be used to completely shift your energy — it can calm you, energize you, lift your mood, or help you feel more grounded.
  7. Focus on others: Opening your heart, feeling empathy, and helping others are important aspects of spirituality.

Try a Spiritual Wellness Retreat

Why not jumpstart your spiritual wellness journey with spiritual retreat! Spiritual retreats allow time for self-reflection and prayer, and give you physical, mental, and emotional support as you connect with God and ponder the greater meaning of life. A stay at OHI is a wonderful way to deepen your spiritual wellness, and our wealth of classes can help you on your path to understanding your life’s purpose. Our detox cleanse helps heal your body, our community of friends provides the support you need to refocus your mind, and our safe and sacred space offers you the peace you need to embrace spiritual wellness.

Learn these and other healthy tips at Optimum Health Institute. OHI has two health & wellness retreat centers located in California and Texas. Give yourself the gift of a healing retreat at OHI and jumpstart your holistic healing journey.

Book your next visit to OHI today. Call OHI at (800) 588-0809 to learn more about our holistic approach to health and wellness.