Spring Wellness: Spiritual Refresh Challenge

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By Christina


Spring Wellness: Spiritual Refreshing can mean something different to each person.

In fact, I find that Spring wellness: spiritual refreshing is a personal journey. That could mean going on a self-discovery journey or simply listening to your body to determine what you need. 

Just as we are all unique there are also unique ways to refresh your soul. Some of them are more simple than you could ever imagine. 

 

This is our Spring Wellness challenge week 2, so let’s dive in! 

 

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Spring Wellness: Refresh your Soul

Mediation-

I know I jumbled right into that one and yes prayer and meditation are quite similar. But again these are personal journeys and ones that should be tailored to you. 

Here are some tips to start a meditation routine should this tickle your fancy. 

 

Listen to soft, calming music that you enjoy

Allow your mind to wonder, and think of things that bring you joy. And build upon that. 

I have been using the Calm app for the past five years and I can honestly say that it has been amazing. Not only does it give you guided meditations and sounds to help you to go to sleep, but it also other stories if you suffer from anxious moments or times when you need to take a deep breath. 

 

Practice Yoga-

While I know this is all about the soul, yoga helps to soothe your mind and soul. Gentle stretches and calming breathing will allow you to release anything built up or needing to be released. Or at least provide you with a few moments of reprieve. 

 

Sound bath

While I’m not into the sound bath, there are a lot of people out there, Kendal Jenner for one, who sware by sound baths. There is nothing wrong with it, and it won’t hurt to try.

 

Instead of focusing on your raging thoughts, you’re focusing on the sounds the instructor makes, and thus it helps you to find a refreshing moment. 

 

For more information on Sound Bath Meditation and how it feels to try it out, check out the blog post by Lemons by Tay. She gives a wonderful insight into sound bath meditation in her article: Sound Bath Meditation Therapy.

Journaling

Spring Wellness doesn’t have to be something you do randomly. In fact, journaling is a great way to Spring Wellness.

Writing down your thoughts is therapeutic and refreshing. There is a therapy technique where you write a letter to say a deceased family member who might have emotionally hurt you somehow. After you finish the letter, you toss it in the fire. 

 

The reason is this is a symbolic way of letting go. 

 

Journaling is very similar.

 

 Once you write it down, you’ve gotten it out, and now you can let it go. Allow yourself to move on from whatever you’ve been holding on to. This is just good for you mentally, and spiritually. 

 

If you’re very resistant to traditional journaling perhaps Junk Journaling is something you might want to give a try. I found on Journal with Purpose a step-by-step guide on how to create your own Junk Journal. The article is Getting Started in a Junk Journal by Helen Colbrook-when you’re done here give it a read. 

 Joining a group therapy session

Spring Wellness can be a journey you do alone, or something you can do with a group. If you’re someone who enjoys or needs that type of surrounding then a support group or therapy session might be what you need.

Support groups are a great way to hear others’ stories and to feel as though you are not alone. You’ll find good advice and people who want to listen. The best part is it is all without judgment.

 

Start a new creative hobby

Doing something creative is a great way to calm some anxious thoughts or simply lift your mood. This is a good time to suddenly be creative. And if you feel you’re not entirely creative don’t worry, this is about what you enjoy.

Have you always wanted to take up painting? Or perhaps you’ve wanted to start knitting. A creative hobby is a great way to release pent-up stress, aggravation, and of course any bad energy you are trying to release.

 

Express yourself in one of the healthiest ways, through art. 

If painting isn’t your jam, maybe cooking or ceramics. Be creative about choosing a creative hobby. 

Need ideas on what types of creative hobbies you should try? In the article 70 Creative Outlets to Get You Inspired and Excited by Leigh Weingus, you discover creative outlets you would have never come up with on your own! 

Practice Hygge

Hygge is a way of life! It is also something you can practice any time of the year. Just take a look at my blog post, An Introvert’s Guide to Hygge all year long. 

The idea is to surround yourself around your favorite things. Do your favorite things. Essentially you are trying to create a feeling of warmth, a great big bear hug. 

 

Books and Last words

Here are a few book recommendations if you want more tips and strategies to get started on your Spring Wellness soul-refreshing journey. 

 

Wintering: The power of rest and retreat in Difficult Times

The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down

The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself

 

Change of Scenery

Another way to transition into Spring Wellness is to change up your home decor. Get into the mindset of refresh, rebirth, and brighter colors.  Changing the color scheme in your home or added soft Spring touches can be very up lifting. 

On the blog Calypso In The Country, you’ll discover an incredible article on Transition from Winter to Spring Simple Decor Ideas to get you started. 

 

Remember to shape your wellness refresh journey around you, your likes and dislikes, your needs and wants, etc. Don’t do what the rest are doing, otherwise you’ll neglect and possibly undermind your refreshing journey. 

 

Comment below on how your journey is going so far! I can’t wait to hear from you! 

 

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I’m the coffee-addicted creative behind Christina Q. Writes. As a full-time writer and lover of history, I share insights into my crazy wonderful life.  Christina Q. Writes is where I share tips and advice to help you live simply and in the moment, and do it your way. Don’t be afraid to laugh at my mistakes!