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
- 3 minute retreats
- Reading inspiring books
- Simply being in His wonderful environment, reflecting on its amazing beauty…
- 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
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.
Another way (this has helped me a lot ) choose to approach life with a positive mind, uplifting people especially the needy with words of encouragement and hope. If gives joy.
Thanks for sharing Veronica!