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Spiritual Self-Care

Spiritual Self-Care will depend on your spiritual beliefs. You can be a church-going person, a person that prays or writes letters. It might include mediation etc...

Some research shows a connection between your beliefs and your sense of well-being. Positive beliefs, comfort, and strength gained from religion, meditation, and prayer can contribute to well-being. It may even promote healing. Improving your spiritual health may not cure an illness, but it may help you feel better according to familydoctor.org.

For instance, I have encountered an extraordinary experience and have had many conversations with God that I never thought was possible.

Some people find spirituality through music, whose songs touch your soul and fill it with new hope about how life could be or should be.

It could be through artists because from the art you could have received inspiration, which lead you to retreat in moments of reflection.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness say the following.

Mental Health Benefits of Religion

Religion gives people something to believe in, provides a sense of structure, and typically offers a group of people to connect with over similar beliefs. These facets can have a large positive impact on mental health—research suggests that religiosity reduces suicide rates, alcoholism, and drug use. Here are some of religion’s main mental health benefits.

  • Provides guidelines to live by (i.e. the importance of doing the right thing)

  • Teaches compassion, forgiveness, and gratitude

  • Identifies life lessons, even from challenging situations

Mental Health Benefits of Spirituality

Spirituality is a sense of connection to something bigger than ourselves—it helps a person look within and understand themselves while also figuring out the greater answer of how they fit into the rest of the world. In other words: It helps people understand their interpretation of the meaning of life.

Spirituality also incorporates healthy practices for the mind and body, which positively influences mental health and emotional wellbeing. Here are some of those benefits:

These mental health benefits are not limited to their respective categories—individuality isn’t exclusive to religion, just like spirituality can include a sense of community in some instances. The takeaway is that: If presented in a supportive way, religion and spirituality can help people improve their mental health and promote recovery.

In conclusion, practice spiritual self-care regardless of your beliefs. When you practice spiritual self-care, you feel more connected to a higher power and, therefore, more grounded and secure.