You are made of 3 things: mind, body and soul. You put effort into nourishing your body with exercise and good food. You nourish your mind through education and learning. What are you doing to nourish your soul?
Life is full of pleasant and unpleasant moments. A balanced person with a strong spirit moves past life's challenges gracefully. A nourished soul finds abundance and joy in every moment.
Here are 10 ways you can nourish your soul:
Moving joyfully is one of the best ways to clear depression and apathy. Get up and dance to your favorite music. Your heart connects to your soul. Dancing activates the heart both physically and emotionally. Whether you dance with a group, or alone at home, dance lifts your mood and nourishes your spirit.
Action without purpose and direction is wasteful. Most of life's triumphs start with a dream. Successful people all have a habit in common: they dream big and create goals for success.
3. Practice yoga
The word yoga means to join or unite. Through the practice of deliberate postures, body movements and proper breathing, you improve your vitality and unite your body, mind and soul.
4. Help others
All humans have a calling in life. If you are living your soul purpose, share the wealth and help others find theirs. Forgetting about your needs and problems and focusing on making others happy is soul nourishing. Make time to share yourself and your talents with the world.
5. Have faith
Faith is one of the most powerful forces a human can connect to. Faith makes the accomplishment of your dreams possible by giving you the energy and confidence to move forward. Believe that there is divine support for you. You are not alone.
Deep, conscious breathing nourishes the mind, body and soul. Proper, deep breathing releases toxins, carries oxygen to your entire body, relaxes your muscles and brings you a sense of well-being.
There are many types of meditation. They are all beneficial, so pick your favorite type of practice. Meditation connects you to the quiet, calm and knowing state of your soul.
8. Have a joyful ritual
It is helpful to get away from toxic or stressful environments, even if just for 15 minutes a day. Find a place you love to visit, like a park or beach. Create a joyful ritual and visit the place you love. Go for a walk or sit and admire the view.
9. Be thankful
Gratitude is a powerful tool. Accepting things as they are and being thankful for them, attracts more things into your life to be grateful for.
Find the time to connect with friends and loved ones and have a good laugh. Go see a comedy, relive old, funny memories or share the latest funny stories with someone special.
A nourished soul creates a sense of wholeness that not only improves your well-being, but the well-being of those around you.