Wellness Basic Training, Part 5: Spiritual Wellness

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Spiritual Wellness Training

For the skeptics out there- give me a few minutes while I tell you what spiritual training is, and why it matters.

What is Spiritual Wellness Training?

Your spiritual side is your foundation. It’s who you are, the things that are important to you, the way you measure yourself. It's about identifying and articulating your value-system.

Spirituality is not, by necessity, religious. 

Nor does it require you to burn incense while you sit in a room trying to look like a buddha statue.

It’s the way you lead your life, your story.

Spending time in the spiritual realm of wellness facilitates a well-rounded life.  It reminds you that you are connected to something bigger than yourself.

Sometimes that can feel hard if you're just living the day in, day out, schlepping through work doing whatever chores you feel like you have to do.  It can be hard to find joy or happiness in the everyday mundane.

Spiritual training helps you discover ways to elevate above the mundane and find that happiness. And that's why spiritual training is part of everyday activities.

Spiritual Wellness Training Ideas

The idea of adding spiritual wellness training to your daily life may feel weird or awkward at first, but push past this, because it will improve how you cope with the challenges in life.

Here are some examples:

  • Gardening
  • Listening to music
  • Nature hike
  • Meditation (aka neurological reset)
  • Prayer
  • Breathwork

When you take the time to walk in nature or sit on the beach it has the potential to increase your interest in experiences in the world that can get lost due to demands of job and life.

A daily practice that involves spiritual training helps you feel peaceful and confident in who you are and the person you want to be.  By doing this, you are able to avoid getting bogged down in the day-to-day stressors. 

You will feel more balanced and in control of your happiness.

Remember circles from part 2? Spending at least 5 or 10 minutes a day on the spiritual realm of wellness training is a fundamental part of expanding your circle of influence.

The point is that you're doing something that gets you out of your head and reminds you that the world is a lot bigger than your daily routine.

Do the Work!

Like all the other articles in this series, this realm of wellness training requires some work and daily practice. Here are some prompts to help you figure out where to start.

First, spend five minutes answering the mission statement questions. 

A mission statement defines the characteristics that are important to you. My first attempts at writing a mission statement did not go well, and it was because I was overthinking the task. Use these questions To make it simple, and to get started on defining what your core values, use these questions:

  1. what do you aim to accomplish in your day to day activities that will allow you to look in the mirror and feel proud of yourself?
  2. what goals and values distinguish you from others?
  3. what you would want people to say about you at your funeral (your professional life, personal life, and any other role that you find that is important to you)?

Ironically, #3 is a question I was asked recently by Bobby Shaw on his podcast, Coppuccino. Listen in to hear my answer! For more on mission statements,, read The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey.

Second, spend some time making a list of the things for which you are grateful. This can be anything- people, places, things, hugs, loved ones, etc.  It’s a good idea to include 3-5 people in this list as well.

Stay Tuned for Part 6

Want more info on Wellness Basic Training? Figuring out what wellness means for you? Finding the time for wellness? Click here.

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