Spiritual Wellness- don’t starve yourself spiritually while you keep focus on all your other pursuits and responsibilities.
Spiritual wellness allows us to be in tune with our spiritual selves. This is an important avenue of wellness. Spiritual Wellness leads us find meaning in our life. It defines our individual purpose.
Spiritual wellness can be defined through our religious faith, values, ethics and morals. Regardless of whether you believe in a particular religious faith, there is always something to be learned about how you see yourself in the world.
Here are some questions to assess your own spiritual wellness;
- What gives my life meaning and purpose?
- What gives me hope?
- How do I get through tough times? Where do I find comfort?
- Am I tolerant of other people’s views about life issues?
- Do I make attempts to expand my awareness of different ethnic, racial and religious groups?
- Do I make time for relaxation in my day?
- Do my values guide my decisions and actions?Happiness is a Choice
Be Proactive in Your Happiness
You can be happy by being proactive.
Happiness is finding joy in everyday experiences.
When you choose to include other people in your happiness, then with it comes community—in both social networks and shared experiences.
Happiness is the smart choice because deep down it’s what your being strives for
You can think of choosing to be happy as choosing to recover from depression. As it turns out, exercise benefits recovery in a number of ways:
● Exercise imitates the effect of drugs on your brain (or rather, drugs imitate
the effect of exercise) by releasing endorphins.
● Exercise helps you sleep better and increases feelings of well-being.
● Exercise helps you cope with stress, structure your day, and improve your
Mastering The Art of Happiness
It becomes easy to lose track of your happiness when you are consistently fighting against the current of your life.
All things, no matter whether they are good or bad, enter our lives for a reason; and, we choose how to respond to each situation.
Positivity is All Around You
Everything has a positive aspect. Everything! Looking for and praising the good in others!
LOOK FOR THE GOOD IN ALL SITUATIONS!!
Hard or painful situations can still have a silver lining. Look for it!! We can look for the positive in ALL situations!! When we only focus on the negative outcomes or qualities of a certain person or situation,… Sadness or doubt will creep into our lives.
Love – fill your life with it!!
Love is to care, giving to someone else…having someone’s best interest and wellbeing as a priority in your life. To truly love is selfless!!
Make Every Minute Count
The honest truth about life is that we only have so many minutes on this planet. Why waste them being unhappy?
So smile more often!!!
Self-care is one of the most important things to do to stay happy and maintain your overall mental health. What is self-care? To put it simply, self-care is the practice of engaging in activities that help you to mentally recharge.
There is nothing quite like setting a goal and successfully following through on it. In fact, this is one of the main confidence-building methods recommended for those who are trying to work through their depression.
Without goals, life can become very bland and you may lose focus on what truly matters to you. Goals are what give you purpose and motivation to live through each day doing what it is that will make you happy.
Express Endless Gratitude
Being grateful is truly a blessing. Through gratitude, we learn that there is always something beautiful going on in our lives. Even during the darkest of days, you can still be grateful for something as simple as getting eight hours of sleep or having a stranger saying hello to you on the street.
To start practicing gratitude, all you have to do is begin reciting the things you are grateful for daily. One popular method for showing gratitude is to grab a journal and to write down three things each day that you are grateful for.
Gandhi said, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
C. S. Lewis explained this teaching of the Savior: “The moment you have a self at all, there is a possibility of putting yourself first—wanting to be the centre—wanting to be God, in fact. That was the sin of Satan: and that was the sin he taught the human race. Some people think the fall of man had something to do with sex, but that is a mistake. … What Satan put into the heads of our remote ancestors was the idea that they could ‘be like gods’—could set up on their own as if they had created themselves—be their own masters—invent some sort of happiness for themselves outside God, apart from God. And out of that hopeless attempt has come … the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy
YOU ARE IN CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE – CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY!!!
YOU ARE A CHILD OF GOD
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