This is a guest post by Holly McCarthy
Each and every day, we are given the opportunity to start things anew; how we decide to do this is our own personal decision. In a world where so many things seem to be becoming less and less certain, we have the capacity to make sure that our spiritual side doesn’t atrophy in the process. What follows is a brief list of spiritual habits that will enhance your daily life and the lives of those around you as a result.
Our world is constantly evolving and so are the people who inhabit it. That being said, fighting change and progress is a fruitless battle that will only bring more struggle and unhappiness to you. Practicing tolerance and acceptance helps you to move forward and continue working on who you are without trying to change others’ minds along the way. It doesn’t mean that you have to necessarily like what you accept, but there’s no need to waste valuable energy struggling against change.
Take Time to Reflect
In our society, we are always plugged in. Whether it’s the ringing of the cell phone, text message alerts, or email and messages on social networking sites, there’s little time for quiet reflection. Take time each and every day to unplug, turn off, and tune out the constant barrage of information and contact. The art of reflection is something that is being lost with the emergence of so much convenience. Reconnect with yourself each day and feel the difference in your attitude.
Take time each day to be thankful for all that you have. It seems that many people spend much more time thinking about what they want rather than what they already have. There are so many things to be thankful for in our daily lives; placing our attention on gratitude rather than desire helps us to regain focus on what’s important in life.
Moderation and Temperance
Another thing that we can work on in our daily lives is practicing moderation and temperance in all things. Excess is prevalent in many daily activities; actively moderate all things in life, from eating and drinking to exercise. Too much of a good thing can be worse than a little bit of a bad thing. Temperance in actions ensures that excessive amounts of energy aren’t spent unnecessarily.
Take Your Time
Technology has brought about many benefits in recent years, and one of those is the speed at which tasks and information can be completed and retrieved. While this is a great advantage, many people have adapted to this speedy evolution by making unfair standards for themselves and others when it comes to completing tasks. Every day, take a bit of time to slow down and do your tasks mindfully and pay attention to the details involved. Often, most mistakes come from hasty people not paying proper attention to the task at hand, which will only cost you time and more stress down the line.
This post was contributed by Holly McCarthy, who writes on the subject of the online accounting courses. She invites your feedback at hollymccarthy12 at gmail dot com