It's easy to make concessions in our schedule and stop exercising, getting enough rest, eating well, and it's easy to stop meditating, praying, being in a place of gratitude, letting go, asking for guidance, paying attention to our intuition, offering ourselves compassion.
We may fall prey to trying to control life and prioritize the busyness over our practices that can help to sustain us. When this happens it's easy for life to feel overwhelming and like it's spiraling out of control, so we try to control it even more.
A daily spiritual practice, especially during the messy challenging times is important. It doesn't have to be time-consuming or even the same each day, but practicing is key. It works best for me if I don't over-complicate it and allow my practice to be flexible.
I believe that a few minutes of daily spiritual practice will reap rewards ten-fold. It will buy you back the time you spent, it will keep you grounded and centered, it will help you be in the flow, it will keep you energized. When you are consistent with your spiritual practice you will be more productive and creative and life will unfold with a lot more ease.
Find the practices that resonate most with you. For me daily prayer, affirmations, meditation, gratitude, Reiki, stretching and exercise are my go to practices. I add in others on days where I have more time, but those are my consistent practices.
If you currently don't have a daily spiritual practice, I invite you to start one today. Give it a try for the next month and see how life shifts and changes for you.