In today’s busy and bustling world, it is easy to forget the simple and small things that actually have a huge impact on our overall well being. We constantly get carried away by various obligations and responsibilities while we subconsciously form bad habits that have a detrimental effect on our physical, emotional and spiritual well being. Today, we’d like to bring your attention to three things you should be aware of on a daily basis.
Do you slouch a lot when at work or using a computer?
Are your shoulders rolled forward when you walk around?
If so, you may need to be more mindful of your posture as you go through your day. Our posture is extremely important, but unfortunately most people don’t pay much attention to it.
We know that poor posture is bad for your health, and can result in a multitude of physical ailments. It can even have an impact on your emotional well being. Sitting, standing and walking with a good, upright posture is imperative, especially in the modern world where most people live sedentary lifestyles. The more you practice mindfulness, the easier it becomes to be aware of your posture so that you can correct it.
To be frank, social media has practically taken over most people’s lives. The purpose of this post is not to get into a debate as to whether or not social media does more harm than good. However, we encourage people to be mindful of the ways in which they are using social media, and more importantly, how often and for how long they engage with such platforms.
If you are constantly cycling through your various social media feeds throughout the day, you may need to set some boundaries for yourself. It’s important that we don’t use social media as an escape or crutch from our routine lives. Compulsively checking social media has a negative impact on our frontal lobes, which are responsible for motivation, executive functioning, impulse control, and a variety of other important functions that allow us to be rational and stable human beings.
If you are someone who is always using social media in a way that is compulsive and irresponsible, we encourage you to set limits for yourself for how often you use it.
Last but not least, self talk is arguably the most important of the 3 tips in this blog post.
What kind of dialogue runs through your head day to day?
Are you even aware of the words you use when talking to yourself?
Self talk is an extremely important aspect of emotional well being and spiritual growth. Many of us have negative thoughts and ideas that flood our conscious and subconscious mind. By doing this, we are essentially programming ourselves to be unhappy and experience discontent with life.
By flipping the script, by filling our minds with thoughts that are positive and uplifting, we empower ourselves with the internal wealth to be happy and joyful. A great way to practice positive self talk is by using empowering affirmations.
You can also use the twenty-five gratitude quotes to live by each day.
There you have it, 3 new things you can work on improving to live a more spiritually sound life. Don’t beat yourself up if you have a difficult time making these changes. It is incredibly challenging to break bad habits and form good ones.
It takes time, and we often times “fall off the horse” so to speak. All that matters is that you get back on and try again. Little tiny improvements, over a long period of time, result in big changes. Even if you are “unsuccessful” in making these changes, simply putting in an effort to do so here and there results in personal growth. We recommend reading Atomic Habits to help you on your journey.
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