The definition of spirit by Merriam-Webster is “the force within a person that is believed to give the body life, energy, and power.” What gives you life, energy and power? Is it your religion, faith, daily routine of exercise, meditation or adventure? A joyful spirit is an important component in living a life of fulfillment.
Exploration and development of religion can be a rewarding experience for the mind, body, and soul. Does your faith coincide with your religious practices? Are they one in the same or separate? How can you strengthen your faith?
Exercise and meditation can be a great step to take toward building a spirited life. I am speculating you know all the wonderful benefits of exercise but did you know meditation has proven benefits as well. These include reducing stress, reducing physical pain, and even having the power to rewire circuits in the brain. A daily practice of one or the other (both if you are daring) will no doubt enhance your spirit. I highly recommend doing both, especially in a natural surrounding…like outside in nature! When is the last time you took a walk in the woods?
Lastly, a great way to incite the spirit is to indulge in your adventurous side. It is so easy to get caught up in the day-to-day routines that you forget about your sense of adventure. Happens to the best of us! However, this adventure can add real spice to life, helping you to feel all-around more energetic and excitable. Adventure can be as big as traveling somewhere new, or as small as trying new food. You only live once, so you should make it count and soak up as many experiences as you can. When is the last time you jumped in a puddle?
Finding something to enhance your spirit can put an extra pep in your step. Consider what makes you want to get out of bed in the morning. What makes you excited about life? Maybe it’s your family members, maybe it’s traveling, maybe a hobby, or maybe something else entirely. Whatever the case maybe, when you have a joyful spirit, you are healthier, more confident and better prepared to be a steward of your life’s purpose.