How are the relationships in your life? Do you struggle to maintain your romance? Are you falling out with friends and family at the drop of a hat? It’s always difficult to master relationships because they involve people. Despite the fact that humans are social creatures, it’s difficult to manage the emotional wants and needs of two people. Friendships slip away, romance fades, and even familial ties can be tested.
The purpose of delving into how spiritual wellness can improve relationships is to challenge you. To challenge your view of spirituality and also challenge you to improve relationships. We often feel as though we have little to no control over our lives. While that’s true in some ways, there is plenty you do have control over. Spiritual wellness and relationships are two of those things.
How do you engage in spirituality? Is it something you even think about? Your immediate response might be no, that you don’t cater to your spirit. Attending a service, thinking positively about other people, reading a holy text, reading an uplifting book, serving others, relaxing, speaking to others about your spiritual wellness, spending time in nature, meditation, soothing music, breathing techniques… these are all ways you can cater to your spirit. So, if your initial response was no, perhaps you should rethink your answer.
For those spiritual activities that you do engage in them, why do you choose these particular ones? How do you they make you feel? If your answer is still no, you should consider one or more of the activities that are listed above. You shouldn’t underestimate the power of spiritual wellness and how your spirituality can provide meaning in your life and help you improve relationships.
With that in mind, answer this – are you a spiritual person?
People who view themselves as spiritual are often happier and healthier. It’s an important part of yourself and needn’t be related to a specific religion or any religion at all. It’s an expression of your inner thoughts and feelings. It’s knowing who you are and understanding what you value. It can make you a better person, a better friend, and a better partner.
However, you define spirituality, however you choose to feed it, it can make you feel better.
Often, the way we choose to feed our spiritual wellness is within a community setting. It might be a yoga class, a church service or volunteering in the community. What it does is place you with like-minded people.
There is great value in being around people who think like you and who share your values. It’s just as important as exposing yourself to other perspectives. Your values matter, you’re passionate about them and sharing that with people who feel the same can help you build new friendships. It can also make you recognize how valuable other friendships are with people who may feel slightly different than you do on certain subjects.
A key part of feeding your spiritual side are activities that draw you closer to yourself. You get to know yourself on a deeper level. When you do this, you become more in touch with your emotions, likes, dislikes, values, passions, purpose, and beliefs.
Spiritual wellness also increases your ability to manage your emotions appropriately, and often, that is our downfall in relationships. It’s difficult to maintain a friendship or romance with another person when you can’t cope with the emotions that bubble up.
Moreover, spiritual wellness isn’t just about building relationships with others. You’re also building a stronger relationship with yourself, which is going to benefit you in every aspect of your life.
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