Soooo we’ve talked about the importance of taking care of our body by monitoring our nutrition and staying consistent with our fitness. We’ve discussed our minds and how crucial it is to support ourselves for our own well-being. Now there’s one last subject that completes our Balance Triangle and that is “Spirit”. There are so many ways to make sure the spirit side of our triangle is filled and satisfied.
For me, personally, I like to read uplifting quotes every morning that fill my heart with happiness. There is an account on Instagram called, @spiritualsoul. They have beautiful empowering quotes that revolve around karma and love. When I’ve run out of quotes and need something a little more, I like to read religious books to remind me of my beliefs and keep me on my continued spiritual path. I am also a firm believer in positive energy. I believe that what you put out into the universe can affect you and can definitely affect others surrounding you. Yoga is a great way to channel and find the source to that energy. Meditation is heavily used in Yoga and there is something so spiritual about breathing and clearing your mind. I’ve found that taking the time to appreciate my surroundings has been very healing. When I’m in California, I love to take long walks on the beach. When I’m in Utah, I try to take advantage of the amazing mountains by going on a hike. When I’m in New York, spending a couple hours admiring Central Park helps me separate from the chaos around the city. I read recently that being in nature, or even viewing scenes of nature, reduces anger, fear, and stress. Something that always makes my soul happy is doing acts of charity. I have had the wonderful opportunity these past few years with Dancing With the Stars to visit Primary Children’s Hospitals around the country. I cannot even begin to describe to you how much I love seeing their beautiful faces. These cutest kids have some of the most pure and magical hearts and every time I have to leave, I am without a doubt SO much more at peace with myself and hungry to do more acts of service.
Service doesn’t always have to be something big like this. It can be as simple as saying, “Hi” to someone who looks like they need a friend, sharing your food with somebody who could use it more than you, calling a family member you’ve lost contact with, donating money to a charity foundation, etc. Service and charity go hand in hand and I think they are a huge contributor in feeding our spirits. If you are religious or not, I think its important to know what you believe in and stand firm in it. If that means going to a service on Sunday, do it! If that means doing charity work, do it! If that means spreading light with your positive energy, do it! Know what you stand for and let your spirit thrive in it!
Something that ALWAYS makes my spirit full is spending holidays with my family! I am so grateful that I was able to fly home for Christmas in between our tour schedule and see my favorite people ever. I came back for tour at an ultimate “high on life” type of feeling. I want to hear the very best part of your Christmas this year. Mine was spending time with my nephew, Gavin. I am seriously obsessed with him! Love you guys!