Spirituality & Health
Spirituality is the way you find meaning, hope, comfort and inner peace in your life. It involves what you consider sacred. It can involve being part of a community, or it can be a very personal, individual practice. Many people find spirituality through religion. Some find it through music, art, or a connection with nature. Others find it in their values and principles.
Your spirituality and health are connected. The body, mind, and spirit are connected. The health of any one of these elements seems to affect the others. Therefore, improving your spiritual life can positively impact your physical health.
How to improve your spiritual life? Identify the things in your life that give you a sense of inner peace, comfort, strength, love, and connection. Set aside time every day to do the things that help you spiritually. Many activities can be considered spiritual even if you’ve never thought of them that way before. Any mindful practices can become meditative if you get caught up in the flow of the action.
Here are some possibilities:
- Attending a religious service
- Going into nature
- Listening to music
- Writing down your emotions and dreams in a journal
- Random acts of kindness
- Keeping a gratitude journal
- Volunteer work/ Acts of community service
- Singing inspirational songs
- Reading inspirational books
- Taking walks/ hiking
- Spending quiet time alone for thinking
- Practicing yoga
- Playing a sport
There’s no hard research on how spirituality impacts your health, but that is largely because spirituality works differently for everyone. Each of us is on our own unique journey. Knowing how to face our difficulties helps put us in a better frame of mind, and a regular spiritual practice, whatever that looks like for you, can offer a calmer, more peaceful life and a greater sense of well-being. Vida Cleanse is here to help you with your journey.