If we don’t eat good, nourishing food, we get sick. We become weak. We have poor energy. But if we feed ourselves healthy, nutritious, satisfying food, we become happier, healthier, more energetic.
This is not rocket surgery.
And yet, so many of us forget about feeding the parts of ourselves that drive us. The parts that define us. The parts that set us apart, make us ‘us’, make us happy or make us content.
We forget to feed our soul.
Feed your soul by giving yourself time. Feed your soul by putting that need high on the priority list. Feed your soul by finding its best food and relishing in it.
I feed my soul by waking early and soaking up the quiet. By gardening, belly laughing and writing. When I don’t make time for these things, I come up empty. I haven’t invested enough in my soul and I feel it. I’m depleted. Undernourished.
Discover What Feeds Your Soul:
1. How do you know your soul is nourished?
There is a feeling of contentment. Of fullness. Of pride for having done something for you. Something that will sustain you for days. It will carry you through difficult times, tantrums, sleep deprivation, sickness. And it will make the good times feel even better.
2. Question: When was the last time you felt this way?
Take a pen and paper and jot down the last five times you felt like this.
- Where were you?
- What were you doing?
- Who were you with?
- What were you thinking about?
3. Make time to do these things.
Talk to your loved ones, tell them you need time. Tell them you’re out of the house for an hour on Saturday morning, or that you’re taking a pilates class every Thursday night. And tell them that their support is important.
And as you try each of these nourishing activities, you will discover what it is that is your ultimate soul food. You will find that thing, that activity that makes your heart full and your spirit happy.
Then – and this is the key – do that thing. Often. As often as you can.
It may be:
- writing for 30 minutes every day
- jogging 3 times a week
- gardening – digging, weeding, planting
- building model planes
- renovating old furniture
- mountain bike riding
- going to church
- playing guitar
Whatever it is, make a promise to yourself that you will care for your soul as much as you care for your body.
You and those you love will reap the rewards.
Let us know – what feeds your soul?