We all know money makes the world go round. However, funds aren’t the only aspect of a person’s life. We can have all the money in the world and still feel empty internally. Some may not believe in a higher power. Others may believe in many deities. I’m not here to judge but what I do think one thing we can all agree on is we all want to feel a connection to something BIGGER than us. Keep reading to learn ways to become or stay spiritually balanced.
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- Create Or Find An Outlet
From personal experience, I find that if a person has a lot of responsibilities and is spread really thin because of obligations, they find can find it difficult to find time for recreational activities and down time. No fun can not only make you a dull boy or girl, but it can lead to burnout, extreme amounts of stress – which can show up as hypertension, weight gain, and depression. This outlet can be exercise, power walking, dancing, a long walk in the natural elements. No one wants to suffer the negative effects of stress so make sure you have a fun activity to run to at the end of the day, week, or month.
2. Find A Shoulder To Lean On
Talking about your problems can lessen their burden. You can choose to confide in a pastor, imam, counselor, psychologist, psychiatrist, or any other trusted source but find a non-judgmental and non-objective person who will let you vent and offer solicited advice. After all, we are all human and many of our experiences run parallel to one another which means we can often learn from each other. An issue doesn’t have to happen directly to you for you to be empathetic to others.
3. Engage In Some Form Of Spiritual Practice
Lastly, you can make spirituality what you want it to be. This can come in the form of church going, going to the mosque for congregational prayer, meditation, communing with God on your own with prayer, chanting, burning sage whatever brings you peace and close to your spiritual source. It’s my belief that one doesn’t have to be religious to be spiritual. Having a spiritual guide and a reminder to be grateful for the good in our lives is paramount to keeping a balance spiritually, mentally, physically, and emotionally.
What do you do to keep yourself balanced? Do any of the above suggestions work for you? Why or why not? Let me know in the comments section.
Until next time.