Whether it’s supply chain issues, inflation, gas prices, or concerns about war, stress levels are rising rapidly in the US, and around the world, according to an article by American Institute of Stress.
Now, more than ever, is the best time to practice spiritual self-care. If you aren’t familiar with this concept, spiritual self-care is:
any ritual that connects you to your true self, the real you. The real you is the raw expression of who you were meant to be and offer this world. It’s energizing, inspiring, and most of all, it feels right.Rachelle Williams ~ Chopra.com
Eating right and exercising are only part of being a healthy, well rounded person. You can be the healthiest person on the planet, physically, but completely disconnected on a spiritual level. This leads to depression, and feelings of emptiness. It’s that feeling that something just isn’t right. Emotional and spiritual wellness have direct impacts on the physical level. When we are emotionally and spiritually unwell, we generally experience more stress, which has physical manifestations :
- Low energy
- Upset stomach, including diarrhea, constipation, and nausea
- Aches, pains, and tense muscles
- Chest pain and rapid heartbeat
- Frequent colds and infections
- Loss of sexual desire and/or ability
- Nervousness and shaking, ringing in the ears, and cold or sweaty hands and feet
- Dry mouth and a hard time swallowing
- Clenched jaw and grinding teeth
How do you go about relieving stress and practicing self-care? An article from Chopra.com, discusses 10 spiritual self-care tips to be happy.
- Practice Yoga
- Try Mindful Walking
- Clear Your Space
- Connect with Community
- Read Inspiring Material
- Be in Nature
- Unplug from Technology
- Practice Forgiveness
What are your favorite “self-care” rituals? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.
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