Let’s be honest, life isn’t always sunshine and roses. It’s hard to stay positive and maintain a sense of spirituality when it feels like the world is against you. However, that’s precisely when you need to stand firm in your faith and believe that, as my brother tells me, the hardships aren’t happening to you; they’re happening for you.
Going through a divorce, moving to another state, crushing my leg, having surgery that benched me for weeks, trying to build financial stability during it all, and not having any idea what I’m doing, I have to believe that the Universe has a plan. It’s clearing space for something more fulfilling and rewarding. Here are some tips for how to stay spiritual when life sucks.
Practice Self Care
Feeling low makes it easy to let self-care fall by the wayside. You might hesitate to get dressed in the morning or forego combing your hair or brushing your teeth. You might skip meals or neglect to exercise. However, it’s important to remember that taking care of yourself is not a luxury — it’s a necessity.
When you make yourself a priority, you send a message to your subconscious and to the Universe that you are worthy of time and attention. Taking care of your physical needs can help boost your mood and improve your mental well-being.
Next time you’re in a slump, don’t forget to give yourself a little extra love. Your body, mind, and spirit will thank you for it.
Don’t Forfeit Your Spiritual Practices
When things are tough, it can be tempting to abandon certain spiritual behaviors that you know are important to you, such as praying, meditating, or spending time in a special sacred space. You may feel that you don’t have the time or energy for them or that they no longer seem relevant. However, you must continue engaging in these activities, even when life is pressing on you from all sides.
Spiritual behaviors help keep you grounded and provide a sense of stability during difficult times. They remind you of what is truly important and help you find meaning amid chaos. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, make time for those activities that nourish your soul.