Everyone feels down from time to time maybe because the day didn’t go well, you’re feeling stressed or life is difficult. You might throw your hands in the air and shout, rage and rant. Or you may just need a little more peace in your life.
We each have a role to play in awakening ourselves to the fullness of life and the possibilities that living in the present afford us. And when we replenish and heal ourselves, we can be a light for others struggling to find their own peace and healing.
Your life matters and your existence is precious; take the opportunity to awaken to your own loving potential and establish peace in your daily life by developing a living, practical spirituality based in consciousness.
Regardless of how you are feeling, whatever your challenge is, here are 5 things you can do right now to make your life better today.
Relax, breathe and enjoy the benefits of being in the present moment. As we quieten our mind, we discover an inner wellspring from which intuition, joy, inspiration, imagination, wisdom and contentment can effortlessly flow. Try Petrea King’s Coming to your senses 8-minute meditation then see how you feel – link available below.
2. DO SOMETHING FOR SOMEONE ELSE
Thinking outside of our own personal desires and interests is one of the best ways to enhance our sense of wellbeing. Doing something for someone else, no matter how small, has the added benefit of making us feel better too. Is there something you can do for someone else today?
3. WAKE UP AND STRETCH
Reduce muscle tension, increase circulation of the blood to the body and enhance muscular coordination and energy levels. What’s not to love about a good stretch first thing in the morning!
4. NOURISH YOUR BODY
Good health is a daily decision. Regardless of whether you have an illness or are dealing with a challenge in your life, your nutrition is vitally important to your health. If you’re living with an illness or a stressful challenge then your nutrition becomes even more important. It’s essential you nourish your brain, body and nervous system when under stress as all nutrients are in higher demand at those times.
You can decide right now that you’ll be healthy today. Focus on what you can do today. What one resolve can you make today?
5. CONNECT WITH A FRIEND
Real joy and wisdom are found in moments of connection. How uplifted do you feel when you receive an unexpected phone call or message from an old friend! Is there someone you’ve been thinking of but not spoken to for a while?
How to bring positive changes to your life
Here at Quest, something we know is that a positive attitude combined with meditation, appropriate nutrition and a healthy lifestyle can lead to miracles.
If you need inspiration in bringing positive changes to your life, our interactive group education residential programs and 1-day workshops can make a profound difference.
- Living Mindfully: With Mental Anguish is a nurturing and empowering workshop with Petrea King. Learn how to regain control over life and move forward towards greater peace of mind, a deeper understanding of yourself and others.
- Healing Your Life is a 5-day residential program at the Quest for Life centre in Bundanoon, NSW that provides you with a wealth of practical skills and strategies for people living with challenging emotions and who want to heal the past, build resilience for a better future and live wholeheartedly in the present.
- Coming to your senses 8-minute meditation