5 Daily Practices to Nurture Your Spirit

5 Daily Practices to Nurture Your Spirit

5-daily-practices-nurture-spiritEveryday you’re taking care of everyone. Your mind is always trying to stay one step ahead of what could happen. While planning ahead and being prepared is good, it can be draining. These five simple practices can help nurture you so that you feel your best while nurturing others.

Quiet & Stillness

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Your quiet may come in the early hours of the morning while your family is still sleeping. You could find stillness while practicing yoga, running, gardening, fishing, cooking, cleaning or anything that quiets your mind. These moments are precious and inspired. Aim for them every day.

Setting Intention

Setting Intention

All good practices begin with intention. Start your day with an intention of how you want to feel, what you wish to accomplish, how you will be helpful. Setting an intention kickstarts your mind and energy. Remember your intention throughout your day to help stay focused.

Affirmation

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Similarly to setting an intention, affirm with positive messages to yourself. Cut out your favorite quotes and put them on your bathroom mirror. Pin them to your favorite Pinterest board, your refrigerator or your cubicle at work. These messages remind you of your goals and teach you to love what you’ve accomplished so far.

Be in Nature

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A walk in the woods may not always be available to you but maybe a walk in your neighborhood park is. Take some time to soak in the sun, dance in the rain, smell the roses. Allow the outdoors to remind you of your playful inner child and nurture the part of you that doesn’t take life so seriously.

Gratitude

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Keeping a gratitude journal is one way to reaffirm the good in your life. Even if you don’t write it down, however, taking the time to say “thank you” is helpful. It’s too easy to look at what was left undone in your day. Worries are always lingering somewhere. Ease your mind by turning things around for at least a moment in your day.

These daily practices are soothing to the spirit, mind and body. Take care of yourself in tiny moments. Every little bit helps.