What Are YOU Doing to Maintain Your Spiritual Wellness?

In last night’s Webinar on The 7 Keys to Spiritual Wellness (if you missed it, a recording will be available here on my blog within a few days), I began by asking what folks are doing to maintain their spiritual wellness before I added my suggestions. Here’s a sampling of what folks are doing (I love the variety!)  

What are YOU doing to maintain your spiritual wellness?

  • Daily mass
  • Daily prayer
  • active participation in life through social justice in action­
  • ­Daily spiritual reading and reading the Bible­
  • ­I do a daily rosary and have various prayer cards that I do as I fill moved.­
  • ­Doing a prayer journal
  • ­Doing Holy Hour weekly at our Perpetual Adoration Chapel­
  • ­Continual faith formation for learning­
  • ­I pray every morning first thing, to ground myself for the day ahead
  • ­A daily walk to pray and do my examen­
  • ­Pray while I walk every morning
  • ­Exploring various types of prayer – everything from movement to color to Taize­
  • time for reflection and prayer and praying the Liturgy of the Hours
  • ­Taking courses in the Old & New Testaments of the Bible­
  • ­Looking for God in nature­
  • ­Daily prayer either alone or with husband
  • ­Give to others­
  • I found a Spiritual Director­
  • I am consecrating myself to Jesus through Mary.­
  • ­Centering prayer, focus on Blessings­
  • ­Prayer group each week! 
  • ­Weekly and nocturnal adoration and really concentrating on not holding resentment and trusting in God more­
  • ­Visit Blessed Sacrament, pray, keep learning!­
  • ­I subscribe to the Word Among Us and start my day with the reading of the day and prayer­
  • ­Volunteering trying to help others especially social justice­
  • ­I have been listening more carefully to the words of the Canon in the Eucharist
  • ­Begin each day with a 20 minute bike ride and time of prayer
  • ­I used memorized prayer, meditation, scripture, and constant talking to the Holy Spirit
  • ­music­
  • ­3 minute retreats­
  • ­Reading inspiring books­
  • ­Simply being in His wonderful environment, reflecting on its amazing beauty…­
  • meditate­
  • ­Meeting once a week with a group of 4, review Loyola Sunday readings, mass on Wednesday, daily devotions
  • ­talk to God everyday­
  • ­scripture study
  • ­­I am a catechist for my parish. I teach third grade and love being able to spread the word of the lord. ­
  • ­Reading daily scripture­
  • ­Reading the Bible and the Catechism in a year
  • ­I am trying to take a monthly day of recollection and an occasional retreat. ­
  • ­I am currently reading the three books of Joe’s to assist with my faith foundation
  • ­Prayer and patience­
  • ­Daily Mass readings­
  • ­pray divine mercy­
  • ­I say a prayer of thanks everyday for the people in my life
  • ­Daily reading of “Give Us This Day” is one thing­
  • ­prayer , morning meditation using a word to focus on­
  • ­I do small abstract watercolor paintings as meditations­
  • ­reading Jesus of Nazareth as well as adoration­
  • ­Adoration.  Prayer and study.  Pursuing an attitude of lifelong learning
  • ­read alot of Henri Nouwen­
  • ­meditating with the Blessed Sacrament­
  • ­10 minutes of meditation daily, no matter what’s going on in life­
  • ­I try to engage in daily prayer, formal and informal, and recognize God’s presence in our World.  Also, I try to learn something about my faith each day­
  • ­I’m starting an introduction to the spiritual exercise of St. Ignatius and working with called and gifted (charism) small groups
  • ­pray, sacrament of reconciliation, communion­
  • ­I’m working on the spirituality articles in Catechist magazine.­
  • ­praying while I run in the morning­
  • ­I also find it very fulfilling to do special projects for the homeless.  Helps me stay centered on how grateful I should be for all God’s gifts
  • ­Asking colleagues for guidance­
About Joe Paprocki 2366 Articles
Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at www.catechistsjourney.com.

1 Comment on What Are YOU Doing to Maintain Your Spiritual Wellness?

  1. Wow! What a wonderful list! I look forward to hearing the recording of your webinar, since I was not able to attend. The only thing I can add to the list is that I have an hour commute each day, and I use it mostly for prayer: intercessions, the Rosary, conversational prayer, and listening to spiritual music.

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