People today are working longer hours and more days for lower wages when compared to the rising costs of living in urban centres; but we don’t need the news to tell us that!
I’m happy for everyone who has a job that they love, and send my wishes to those who do not. They say that if you have a job you love, you will never work a day in your life - another fantastic truth.
That said, we often neglect to nurture ourselves during the workweek, and tend to forget our soul, our spirit, in the chaos...
When we detach our body from our soul our future has more discord and less fluidity than it would when we live continuously as one. We need to make time to heal our spirit and allow our soul to settle down and breathe, balance out, and rejuvenate itself.
Restoring life to your spirit is not rocket science; you can take some time to meditate, pick up yoga, use time to write a thought journal, or say your prayers before bed or in the morning.
These are just some ideas of many:
1. Gain composure.
Lift yourself straight and attract balance to your life. When your physical and mental bodies find momentum together they will positively pave your future, daily and yearly. Reinvigorate your confidence and feel more like you again.
2. Get more sleep.
Have you ever tossed and turned at night, not being able to close your eyes, being irritated by your skin, feeling too hot or too cold, thoughts running through your mind. Sometimes you just stay up all night, thinking about how you are staying up all night!
It’s a vicious cycle. Use this time, every night, to try and meditate and restore yourself. Now’s the time to do it.
If you know you are going to be awake, get up and start writing in a journal. Write down all your good or bad thoughts; at least this will give you some way to communicate with someone (yourself), and you should feel better after that
With a rejuvenated spirit, you will be able to sleep at night properly and enjoy the health benefits as such.
3. Take up meditation as a hobby.
If going to the gym is hard, try meditating! These two completely different things are relatable here since they are two things people say they will do, but neglect so often!
- Make meditation a hobby and ingrain it into your daily life.
- Feel the freedom of your mind as you solve solutions within you, and allow your mental freedom to guide yourself into each day more positively, and each night more peacefully.
4. Be a part of your mind-body connection.
If your spirit is at unrest, your whole body will feel off. You need to restore health to your mind, before your body can recover.
Our body is, by nature, tuned to the same song as the rest of the world. We should rise with the sun, sleep with the moon, and enjoy the same mornings that the birds we hear singing do.
But we won’t be able to do this if our body is at unease. There is a reason things like Tai Chi are so popular all over the world.
- We do this to keep our mind and body at pace with one another, to improve the overall quality of our life.
- We are young now, but habits like this are invaluable as we get older and need to keep up with our spiritual growth.
5. Impact your positive changes on others.
When your spirit is fully rested and healed and your energy levels are up - your charismatic influence will be felt by all around you.
Now is the time to take your smile and put it on the faces of everyone else. By ways of this you will certainly increase the moral of your colleagues, supervisors, and family members. It’s the little things that count in this world - sometimes all a shop clerk needs is someone with some positive energy to come into their world for a few minutes.
Be that person that lights up everyone’s day. Try it, it feels great!
Heal yourself. Take time for yourself. Take a few days at the spa, get that manicure or back massage you’ve always wanted, go for a day's hike to a nearby walking path.
There are so many things we can do to increase our body-mind connection, and rejuvenate our spirit. It is worth the effort in the short term and the long run. You are worth it, and your future is worth it too.