Are you feeling overwhelmed and stressed out? If so, then it can also be easy to feel spiritually and emotionally weak or defeated. Fortunately, there are some exercises you can follow to increase your spiritual strength and enjoy personal growth in the process.
Take Time to Meditate Daily
Often times, it can seem nearly impossible to quiet your mind when you’re feeling stressed out or overwhelmed by the things going on in your life. This is where meditation can truly make all the difference. Specifically, meditation exercises allow you to quiet and calm your mind. Consider picking up a book on meditation techniques or checking out some meditation and breathing tutorials online. From there, make an effort to meditate for at least 15 minutes each day; you may be surprised what a difference this can make in your emotional and physical well-being.
Consider Starting Your Day With Yoga
Yoga is great for stress relief and spiritual empowerment because it combines exercise with controlled stretching and breathing. And with different styles of yoga designed for different walks of life, you can be sure to find an option that suits your needs. Yoga stretches are great for building spiritual strength because many of the poses include a meditative component, which means you can knock out your daily meditation and get a decent workout in at the same time. Consider starting off your day with a “sun salutation” exercise, which will provide you the energy and spiritual/mental awareness you need to tackle the challenges of your day.
Read Your Bible Regularly
What better way to fuel your spiritual growth than taking the time to read your Bible regularly? Make an effort to read your Bible daily if possible; if you read three chapters per day, you’ll be on-track to read the entire Bible in a one-year span. Even on days when you don’t necessarily have the time to read, be sure to take a moment out of your day for prayer.
Keep a Gratitude Journal
Sometimes, it’s easy to focus on the things that are troubling us, which can weaken the spirit and prevent growth. By keeping a gratitude journal that you fill out daily or even weekly, you can remind yourself of the things you’re most thankful for. As a result, you can improve your overall outlook on life and avoid taking those seemingly “little” things for granted.
Implement these techniques into your daily life to improve strength and spiritual awareness starting today, and don’t forget to turn to Altrua HealthShare for more health and wellness resources.