There are times in life when we’re all prone to feeling a little depleted.
If you find yourself in such a place, know that you’re not alone.
Spiritual fatigue is a common thing almost all of us experience at some point in our lives.
Here are 10 ways to overcome spiritual tiredness.
1) Give yourself space and time to rest
You know what?
Taking time to rest is an important part of any trip.
Even if you’re not feeling tired, taking a day off to relax can help you avoid feeling rundown.
Whatever you do, remember to give yourself space and time to rest.
If your workload is over, lighten it! If outings take up all your time, skip it!
The rest time will be used to refresh your body and your mind.
Take some time for yourself and make sure to schedule in some downtime every day to help you recharge and restore your energy levels.
When you take the time to rest, you’ll feel more rested, which will in turn help you be happier and more positive.
If you’re in the middle of a workday, just get up to stretch your legs.
If you’re at home and can’t stop getting up to look at the clock, try leaving the room for five minutes and coming back.
And do not underestimate the power of restorative sleep.
Research suggests that sleeping for at least eight hours each night can help protect against depression and improve mood and concentration.
Getting too little sleep can also have a negative impact on your mood.
Short breaks are better than none at all!
By taking time out from your usual activities, you can give your mind a rest – a necessary factor for you to ignore tired things and motivate you to move forward.
Now let’s think about your spiritual journey:
Which practices are genuinely pushing you forward, and which are holding you back?
Unfortunately, many of us unknowingly fall into the trap of toxic spirituality.
As you can imagine, this can be extremely harmful.
I learned this when I watched an incredible free video created by the shaman Rudá Iandé.
All he aims to do is put you at the center of your world and back in control of your journey.
So if you’re ready to bust the toxic spiritual myths you’ve bought for the truth and genuinely connect with your spiritual being, check out his incredible free video here.
2) Cultivate gratitude for what you have
Gratitude has been shown to improve one’s health and well-being.
Being grateful for what you have can help you to feel better physically, emotionally, and mentally.
Gratitude cultivates happiness.
It can make you feel good about where you are in life, as well as make you more likely to take action and improve your situation.
It creates a sense of optimism that can be difficult to achieve on your own.
It is also an important part of emotional well-being.
Gratitude contributes to positive emotions like hope and contentment, which can help you cope with stress and negative emotions more effectively.
Gratitude can also help you maintain a positive outlook when things are going wrong.
Gratitude is a key part of mindfulness, the practice of being present moment by moment.
When you are grateful for what you have, it can help you be more aware of your surroundings, notice opportunities for improvement, and focus on what matters most in life.
As if that’s not enough, gratitude can also help you to be less stressed out because it gives you a sense of calmness and peace.
Grateful helps reduce anxiety and stress by making you aware of the good things in your life.
In order to cultivate gratitude, there are a variety of ways, but one of the most effective methods is to actively notice all the things that you have to be thankful for every day in a gratitude journal.
This may include things like the beautiful view that you are looking at right now, the healthy food that your family is eating, etc.
Being thankful for these things is an important step toward cultivating a grateful mindset.
When trying to cultivate gratitude, it is important not to focus too much on the negative things that are going on in your life.
Instead, it is best to focus on the good things that are happening right now.
By doing this, it will be easier for you to feel happier and more positive about your situation.
3) Talk to someone you trust
If you are struggling with spiritual tiredness, it can be helpful to talk to someone you trust.
Talking to someone who can listen without judgment can help you feel less alone during this difficult time.
It may also be helpful to talk to someone who has been through a similar situation in the past.
Many people who have had a spiritual tiredness recognize that it was triggered by a sense of being out of control.
At this point, most will want to try to regain control by taking action.
However, trying to regain control can sometimes increase the feelings of feeling out of control, leading to worse conditions in the future.
A simple way to overcome this is to simply talk it out with someone you trust.
This can be someone in your family, a friend, or even a stranger.
It doesn’t matter who you choose as long as they are someone you trust and feel comfortable talking with on any topic.
Talking to someone you trust can also help relieve some of the tiredness you may feel.
Get this: asking for support from someone close to you is never a sign of weakness.
When in need of support, reaching out is an important step that will help you take back control over your life.
There are many ways to get support when you are going through a personal crisis.
You can reach out to family and friends, or simply pick up the phone and call someone you trust and confide in them about your situation.
Remember! Your family, your friends and your relatives are always by your side.
They can help reduce the isolation and fear that often accompanies panic attacks.
Talking about your experiences and feelings can also help you understand what triggers your spiritual fatigue.
4) Meditate and pray
You can try meditating or praying to help you deal with your spiritual tiredness.
Meditation and prayer can be helpful ways to cope with stress and grief.
They can help you relax and feel more in control of your life.
However, meditation and prayer should never take the place of professional counseling or medical care if you’re having trouble coping with your loss.
Meditation reduces anxiety, depression, and stress, so it’s great if you feel unmotivated or overwhelmed.
It can also help regulate heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing patterns, which are all important for keeping your body healthy.
Mindfulness meditation is especially good for this as it helps you focus on what’s happening right now rather than worrying about the past or future.
If you want to reap the benefits of meditation and prayer, there are a few things to keep in mind.
First, meditation is not about sitting quietly and thinking about something.
It’s about getting into a state of calm and focusing your attention on the present moment.
Second, prayer isn’t about begging for things from God.
Instead, it’s a way to connect with Him through your thoughts and feelings.
Third, both practices require regular practice to see results.
If you’re new to either meditation or prayer, start small.
Try sitting for 10 minutes once or twice a day and see if you feel more relaxed after that time has passed.
5) Try music therapy
Music therapy is a type of therapy that uses music to improve mood effectively.
It’s helpful for people who are experiencing stress, anxiety or depression.
In addition, it can help reduce pain and increase relaxation in a stressful situation.
Research shows that music therapy can be as effective as medication at treating certain conditions.
A growing body of research shows that listening to music can have a positive impact on mood and can even improve attention spans.
Studies have shown that individuals who listen to music while completing a task tend to be more successful at completing the task than those who don’t.
Also, it’s much less expensive and easier to access than most types of therapy.
So, it’s a good option for people who don’t have much time or money to spare.
Music therapy can be done in a number of different ways: by listening to music, singing along or playing an instrument; by using specially designed software; or by using various other techniques.
Music therapy uses music to help people of all ages and backgrounds gain a better understanding of their emotions, express themselves better, and get to know themselves better.
It’s effective for treating anxiety, depression, and trauma.
The benefits of music therapy include:
- Improving mood
- Decreasing stress levels
- Reducing feelings of isolation
- Enhancing self-confidence
6) Speak with a counselor or therapist
If you’re struggling to cope with a mental health issue, it’s important to talk it out.
Counseling and therapy can be helpful in addressing issues such as depression or anxiety.
They can also help you develop coping strategies and better understand how your thoughts and feelings influence your behavior.
Seeking out professional help is never a sign of weakness; doing so can be lifesaving if you need it.
There are many different types of counselors, so make sure to find one that best matches your needs.
This may include someone who specializes in treating anxiety disorders, addiction counseling, or grief therapy.
Speaking to a counselor or therapist can be helpful in a number of ways.
First, it can help you to process your feelings and learn what you’re struggling with.
And if you’re not comfortable talking about these things with your partner, it could be especially beneficial to have someone else listen.
The benefits of speaking with a therapist can also extend beyond just those directly related to your relationship.
For example, talking about depression or anxiety could be helpful for both of you as it can help you to identify the underlying issues that are causing them and learn how to manage them.
Having a safe and trusted outlet where you can talk about your problem without fear of judgment can be incredibly important.
It can allow you to decompress from any tension, work through your emotions and figure out how to move forward.
A lot of people find that talking about their experiences helps them feel less alone.
It can be hard to open up about something like rape, but talking about it can make the situation feel less overwhelming.
The counseling process can take time, so don’t be discouraged if it takes a while before you start feeling better.
Your healing process will likely go in fits and starts, and hopefully, you can keep at it until you feel completely better.
7) Befriend your boredom
Boredom is one of the factors that cause spiritual tiredness.
Boredom is something that plagues people of all ages. It’s a feeling of being uninterested, unmotivated, or just plain unhappy.
When you’re bored, your brain starts to look for other things to do.
And maybe it’s not even a conscious decision!
Boredom can be caused by any number of factors: lack of stimulation, lack of sleep, too much time alone, etc.
But whatever the cause, boredom has one thing in common: it’s an uncomfortable feeling that we want to avoid at all costs.
When we’re bored, our bodies release a chemical called cortisol that makes us feel stressed and anxious.
There are two main types of boredom: positive and negative.
Positive boredom is when you’re engaged with your surroundings and having fun.
Negative boredom is when you’re feeling disconnected and alone.
So, try to embrace both types of boredom.
Let’s accept that boredom is a normal part of life and learn how to tolerate boredom.
Being bored can be a good thing because it means your mind is free to wander.
It also gives you time to think and figure out what you want to do next.
One way to deal with boredom is by befriending it!
This means accepting the feeling and learning how to work with it instead of fighting against it.
This can help you break the cycle of negative boredom by turning it into a positive experience instead.
You can use your time wisely by engaging in activities that will take your mind off of things for a little bit but are still enjoyable.
For example, if you’re stuck on an airplane for several hours, befriend the time by looking at your surroundings or even reading a book.
Boredom is not always bad! When you get it, enjoy it!
8) Take care of your body to overcome spiritual tiredness
Think of your body as a machine, and your spirit is that control center.
It’s like any other machine: it requires maintenance if you want to keep it working well and last a long time.
So, it is important to take care of your body because it is the only thing you have and is a part of what makes you you.
It is the only way that you can show how you like to look and how you like to act.
It is the only way that others can see who you are and how they might relate to you.
Taking care of your body means taking good care of yourself.
Let’s get started with a nutritious diet.
When you eat a well-balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables, as well as whole grains, low-fat dairy products, and lean protein, your body will be able to absorb the nutrients it needs to stay strong and healthy.
Change your diet right now if it is poor and unhealthy.
Avoid foods such as processed meats (salami, ham, hot dogs), sugary foods (chocolate, cakes, and pastries), and high-fat foods (full cream milk).
And another thing, doing something you enjoy is bound to make you feel better.
So if your usual routine doesn’t include anything that brings you joy, it’s time to change it.
The important thing is to keep things interesting and to do something you enjoy every day.
But it’s not enough.
Your new routine needs to have enough time for sleep.
If you’re not getting enough sleep, your body may not be able to function properly.
This can lead to fatigue, poor concentration, weight gain, and health problems.
So make sure you sleep enough each night.
Lastly, let’s exercise more often.
As I mentioned before, by releasing natural chemicals called endorphins, exercising helps to reduce feelings of anxiety and depression while boosting mood and concentration.
If you are finding it difficult to get motivated to exercise on a regular basis, try setting yourself a goal of 20 minutes of activity every day.
You could start by taking short walks or running in place – anything that gets you moving.
In short, taking good care of your body means that you’ll look after yourself better, which is important for everyone’s mental health.
So make sure that you eat well, sleep well, work hard, play hard, and exercise regularly!
9) Get outside, walk or run, and breathe fresh air
A great way to relieve stress is by getting outside, walking or running, and breathing the fresh air.
It is one of the most important steps you can take to improve your overall health, including both mental and physical.
When you are in a city, there are plenty of opportunities for you to get some fresh air.
You can walk around town and get some exercise at the same time, or go for a bike ride or hike up a nearby mountain.
If you are stuck indoors, simply open the windows and doors and let some fresh air in!
For those who don’t live in a city, running is another great option.
It’s an especially good choice for those who are new to exercise because it can be done anywhere there is room for you to run in place.
But how does it work?
When you are doing physical activities outside, your body will increase the secretion of the hormone endorphin – it’s called happy chemicals of the brain.
When walking or running, you just focus on the movement of your body and you will feel that you have forgotten about the tiredness.
In addition to helping you feel happier and healthier, it can also help you to reduce your levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
By getting some physical activity on a regular basis, you can improve your overall mood and even decrease your chances of developing depression.
10) Find support and community
Beyond all the problems that may be causing spiritual tiredness, it can also be helpful to seek support from others.
A number of organizations can provide information and referral services for those who wish to speak with a professional about their situation.
The Internet is also a great source of information on a wide variety of topics related to mental health, including articles from organizations researching mental health like Mental Health America and the National Institute of Mental Health.
There are also many online communities, both physical spaces, and virtual social networks, that are devoted to sharing experiences, advice, and support for those who struggle with anxiety or depression.
By reaching out for support and community, you can feel less alone and more supported in your journey with spiritual tiredness.
It’s not easy to feel tired, typically spiritually tired; especially when you’re used to being productive and energetic.
There is no quick fix for this and you need to take care of yourself.
Are you exhausted from always trying to be positive?
Don’t feel bad about it though, so many of us have fallen into toxic spirituality. Including the shaman Rudá Iandé.
In this incredible free video, Rudá explains how his initial approach to spirituality did more harm than good.
Now, with over 30 years in the field of spirituality, he hopes his experience can help others avoid the same mistakes.
So if you’re ready to take that step, click here to watch the free video.
Love yourself first and everything else falls into place
It may sound conceited or narcissistic to focus on loving yourself first. But it’s not.
The point isn’t to believe you’re better than others or to accept things about yourself that you really do need to change.
It’s about developing a healthy and nurturing relationship with… you!
Loving yourself is about committing to who you are, understanding the many different nuances to your identity, and showing yourself a level of care and intimacy that we usually reserve for other people.
Unfortunately, we’re not taught how to love ourselves from an early age. And we end up caring about what others think of us rather than focusing on what we need at a more fundamental level.
This is why we partnered with Rudá Iandê to produce a free masterclass on transforming our relationships through the practice of self-love.
It’s currently playing on The Vessel (one of our partners) but only for a limited time.
Thousands have attended and told us that the masterclass has completely transformed their relationships for the better.
It’s a must-watch and we couldn’t recommend it more highly.