Your mind and body are the physical vessels housing your soul during this physical experience. But, how often do you stop to nourish these parts of yourself?
For the vast majority of us, the answer is not nearly enough. We’re all so busy being busy that we forget to pause, and nurture the parts of us in desperate need of nourishment.
Fortunately, you can start nourishing your mind, body and soul today! Here’s how:
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2.) Talk a walk outside
Fresh air is good for the mind, body & soul! Take a walk outside once a day (even if it’s just for a few minutes!) to connect with the natural world around you, and the present moment.
3.) Read under a tree
Go outside or to your local park and read a book perched under a tree. Reading will stimulate your mind, while being outside under a tree will stimulate your soul and body!
If you need a book recommendation, check out this list of books every soul-seeker needs to read ASAP.
4.) Exercise for 10 to 15 minutes
It’s easy to spend the whole day sitting (especially if you work an office job), but it’s not good for your body or circulation. Each day, spend 10 to 15 minutes doing a quick workout to get your body moving! Exercise will keep your body feeling healthy, flexible and toned, and will give you a burst of energy too!
Regular meditation helps reduce stress, anxiety, depression and more. Plus, meditation keeps your mind focused on the present moment — the here and now — so your conscious awareness isn’t drifting to the past or the future.
That’s why it’s so beneficial — because it’s proven to help you relax and be present!
To get the full benefits of meditation, spend 10 to 15 minutes meditating each morning before you get out of bed or each evening before you go to bed. If you’re new to meditation, check out this beginner’s guide!
6.) Make a nourishing meal for yourself
You don’t have to be a whiz in the kitchen to whip up a nourishing meal that will feed your mind, body and soul. Cooking is much easier than most of us can imagine, and if you don’t know where to begin, check out these quick and easy 5-minute prep time recipes:
7.) Take a warm bath
You don’t have to go to the spa and spend a fortune to enjoy being pampered. You can treat yourself to a warm bath and bring the spa to you!
Light some candles, put on meditation music, and add distilled lavender essential oil to the water (for relaxation) and enjoy a mind, body, soul cleanse! If you don’t have any lavender essential oil, check out this one – it’s organic and already distilled so you can add a few drops to your bath and/or skin.
The warm water will help your body release toxins via your skin while your relaxing your mind!
If you have a million things on your mind or just need a release, spend some time journaling. Journaling is free, and extremely therapeutic because it can help you elevate your mood by prioritizing the problems, fears and concerns taking up headspace in your mind.
What’s more — journaling can help you get organized, set and achieve goals, and identify any limiting self-beliefs you have so you can work through them.
If you don’t have a journal, I recommend Zen as F*ck. It’s hilarious, fun, and you’ll truly look forward to diving into it every day!
9.) Organize your house
It’s hard to focus on life when your environment is crowded and chaotic. Take some time to organize your house so you feel free, light and inspired when you’re in your space.
Don’t know where to begin? Check out Marie Kondo’s book “The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up.”
10.) Make a gratitude list
One of the easiest ways to change your life for the better is to practice daily gratitude. Not only is giving thanks free (so no excuses!), it also makes you feel better immediately and raises your vibration.
Here’s why: You’re made up of energy, and so is everything around you. Like energy attracts like energy. So when you say thank you for what you already have in your life, you’ll attract MORE to be thankful for.
Feed your mind, body & soul by starting each day by listing 3 things you’re grateful for. If you’re not sure where to begin, check out this list of 101 things.
Which of these 10 free activities are you going to use to nourish your mind, body & soul today? Leave your answer in the comments below!
About Antasha Durbin: Antasha is a spiritual writer and a life-long student of the universe. Her website, cajspirituality.com, is dedicated to helping you nourish your mind, body & soul. Subscribe for free, easy-to-digest, and highly actionable advice on how to nourish yourself from the inside out, yo.