March is celebrated as Spiritual Wellness Month. It is a time to reflect on the values, ethics and morals that add value and give meaning to your life. Here at diGJamaica, we’re going on a quest for 30 days of inspiration: extracting the common principles from different religions and systems of belief that help their followers to find inner peace, purpose and direction. Each day for the month of March, we will be sharing another principle with you. Join us as we embark on this journey to spiritual wellness.
What we’ve covered so far:
One of the main triggers for stress and worry in a person’s life is constant complication. As conflicts and challenges arise, most people get swamped and overwhelmed and fall into patterns of worry, anxiety, fear and distress. There is an answer for this. As much and as far as possible, always aim to simplify things. It will make your life much … simpler.
Sometimes we behave like the more complicated we allow a situation to become, the more important it makes us for solving it. And sometimes this is true. But there are occasions when simplification is the solution. Here are five ways to simplify your life:
- Slow down. That’s right – resist the temptation to be busy all the time. Literally slow your pace.
- Learn to say no. Stop saying yes to the things you know you do not have the time or capacity to do.
- Make lists. Number that list. Then start with task one and work your way down.
- Declutter. Clear space on your desk. Organise your room, your car. Get rid of the excess.
- Get help. When you find yourself challenged and unable to manage, get help. This may be as serious as professional help, or may be as small as talking to a friend, or incorporating another pair of hands on a project.