Spirituality is different for everyone. Therefore, your spiritual practices might look nothing like my spiritual practices. You may find your spirituality in going to church, praying several times throughout the day, and reading a holy book, whereas I find mine in meditating, journaling, and connecting with nature.
Regardless of what you do to stay in touch with your spirituality, I believe that this is true: staying consistent with these practices keeps us in better touch with ourselves, the world around us, and one another. It keeps us focused on bettering ourselves, raises our vibrational energy, and helps us reach a level of self-awareness that I think is important for life in general.
But there is another universal truth I know: staying consistent with anything can be hard work.
I hold my spiritual practices near and dear to my heart. I believe deeply in their ability to heal me, get me closer to the things I want in life, and make me a more positive and loving human being. Still, I have watched myself throw these practices to the wayside time and time again. When I do, my life drastically reflects it.
So, how do we stay consistent when it comes to practicing and prioritizing our spiritual practices? Today, I want to share a few of the things that I am currently implementing in my own life to keep me on the right track.
You all know how much I love a good morning routine, and you may have noticed that a lot of my spiritual practices – like meditating, manifesting, journaling, and pulling tarot cards – are incorporated into the morning routine I shared not too long ago.
The morning is a great time to dedicate to practicing your spirituality. Doing this ensures that you don’t keep putting them off for “later” only to get busy, lazy, or forgetful and find that “later” never comes.
I also think that the morning is just a wonderful time to get in touch with yourself and your spirituality in general. It is an easy time of day to steal some time for just yourself and do something deeply personal. It is quiet, and your subconscious mind is ready to absorb all of that positivity right there at the beginning of your day.
If you love your spiritual practices as much as I love mine, then I know you can relate to the kind of “high” you feel after completing them. With your vibrations raised first thing in the morning, you will go through your day with a more positive outlook, more motivation to get things done, and a mindfulness about who you are being to others and to yourself.
This tip feels forced when you first start, and it might seem overly simple. However, this was a huge part of how I recently became more consistent with not only my spiritual practices but everything I wanted to get done throughout the day.
There are countless reasons why we put things off. We’re too tired, we have something else we want to do more, there’s always tomorrow, our mental health isn’t where it should be, etc. When I’m not in a good mental space, I start including my spiritual practices on the list of things I “have to do.” It makes me dread doing it, along with everything else, so I avoid it at all costs.
So, I had to shift my mindset. I stopped telling myself I had to do my spiritual practices and started telling myself how lucky I was that I got to do them. I’m lucky that I have extra time during my day to do something that brings me such peace. I’m lucky to have found something I connect with so deeply.
When I began telling myself these things, it didn’t feel genuine. But that’s okay! The feelings I had eventually matched up with the words I was saying, and it completely changed the way I viewed my spiritual practices. I wake up every single morning excited to do them, and I keep sticking to it!
At the end of the day, we are a lot more likely to consistently do something if we have fun while we’re doing it. So try to find a way to make your spiritual practices more enjoyable for you! What things do you love to do, and how can you make them a part of your spirituality?
Like I’ve mentioned, everybody’s spirituality looks different – so making it more fun will look different person to person. You’ll have to experiment and figure out what works for you!
This is how I’ve personally made my spiritual practices more fun. I dance, all alone, to music that raises my vibration. I script in my journal to get excited about the future. I say my affirmations aloud when I go on long walks. I use tarot cards to gain insight about how to approach the day ahead of me. I genuinely love doing these things, so I don’t want to skip them or put them off anymore.
Now, go out there and get consistent about your own spiritual practices. Remember that routine is rewarding and can be a great way to stay motivated and disciplined throughout the day!