Self-care is very important for living standard life. Taking proper care of yourself and making an effort to prioritize the well-being of your own existence is important. Spiritual self-care consists of the series of actions we take to develop a connection with our higher self. This part of ourselves is the real us and what matters a lot is only ourselves. Practicing spiritual self-care leads to greater inner satisfaction, peace of mind, and alignment with core values.
“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.”
— M. Scott Peck
“Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, but you also have an obligation to be one.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt
Importance of spiritual self-care:
Spiritual self-care can help you to:
- Helps to improve relationships.
- Gives more satisfaction.
- Help to focus on what makes you satisfied and happy.
- Increase the self-worth and feelings of universality.
- Eradicate the feelings of loneliness.
- Improve and develop relationships with self.
Some strategies for practicing spiritual self-care:
Meditation helps to slow down the rational mind and access your more precious self. It is essential for the recognition of the needs of the soul. Meditation practice raises the spirit, vibration, energy and helps to live with your higher self.
Types of Meditation:
Here are 3 main types of meditation for practicing spiritual self-care;
Follow these steps for practicing deep breathing;
- Sit down in a comfortable place.
- Put your hands on your stomach.
- Count down to four while you are inhaling through your nose.
- Focus and feel the rise of your stomach.
- Hold on to your breath for a few seconds.
- Exhale after count down to four.
- Your stomach will fall slowly.
- Repeat the practice for some time.
In this type of meditation, you need to focus on your breath. Notice everything that comes your way without any judgment. If your mind starts to focus on the do-list of your work, again start focusing on the breath.
- Sit down in a peaceful place and close your eyes.
- Feel the breeze, enjoy the hustling of leaves and smell the soil.
- Keep quiet and pick any affirmation or positive statement.
- You can repeat them aloud or silently.
- Feel the physical relaxation response.
2. Practice yoga:
Yoga plays an important role in harmonizing your body, mind and getting a good workout. There are many types of yoga that help strong emotions and encourage you to accept yourself as you are.
2. Spend time with nature:
Nature is an effective way to soothe and relax your mind. Spending time with nature and observing its beauty is essential for self-care. This practice helps you to feel fresh. It also helps to focus on the blessings of God and enjoy every moment of life.
3. Make an effort to cleanse your space:
Sometimes our surroundings become inactive and filled with negative energies, you should make an effort to cleanse them. When your soul is overburdened with such type of negative thoughts, you may feel exhausted. It is important to filter out all the grudge from your life to make it simple.
A good practice is maintaining clear space around you. It is a natural way to help and share information with others. Do not let others destroy the peace of your mind. It becomes difficult to experience self-care if you are tired or feeling triggered. So, just focus on things that are important and leave the useless.
4. Surround yourself with the spiritual community:
Engaging yourself with a community of like-minded people is another method to practice self-care. Such people know how to admire and respect. They send positive vibes to you. They help to make a strong connection to your higher self.
5. Find a trusted advisor to help guide you in the best way:
A trusted mentor can guide you and answer the questions you are looking for. A spiritual self-care journey is not always a solo journey. The presence of an advisor in your life is a key factor in practicing self-care. You can consult a life coach or a person in your community who understands and guide you properly.
6. Read positive and inspiring material:
This seems quite simple but can make a huge difference in your life. Reading inspiring quotes or books provides the motivation to perform better. This practice is helpful to focus on a positive outlook on life. Keep noticing what you are exposed to on a daily basis and how it makes you feel. You are exposed to any kind of information on a daily basis but it’s not positive all the time. Some negativity and disturbing material leave a negative impact on you. Try to have on your bookshelf, an inspiring book or other reading material that motivates you. Before going to bed, your last thoughts should be positive.
7. Practice forgiveness:
Life is unpredictable and short to live to have hate in heart. Your energy is lost and reduced when you focus on hatred. Forgiving others is the best way to remove all grudges from mind and heart. Stop focusing on the things that are worth nothing. Various techniques that can be used to practice forgiveness are available. Your attitude and ego reduce productivity. It takes time and effort to begin exploring the truth of yourself. It is essential to develop a connection to your true self. Follow some steps and techniques to recognize you. Keep them simple and focus on a few things.
Forgiveness brings comfort to your soul. You should focus on who you are and create a stronger connection to your true self. Try one or two things from this list. Keep it simple. If what you try doesn’t do much for you, try something else. Keep in mind that the journey of practicing forgiveness is just yours and you have to own it. There is nothing wrong or right in it. One of the most important things is that you stay sincere and true while implementing any self-care. According to Philosopher; “To err is human; to forgive divine.”