We are not merely physical beings, spiritual beings, or emotional beings. We are human beings. And by this, I mean, all aspects of our being make up who we are. They can not be separated from one another.
Our physical being influences our spiritual being… our spiritual being influences our emotional being… our emotional being influences our physical bodies.
Have you ever tried to think straight when you have a terrible cold? It is very difficult. Similarly, emotional wounds can often reveal themselves in unhealthy physical habits. Why? Because all aspects of our being mingle together to form who we are on any given day.
Becoming Minimalist is a website dedicated to helping others discover the life-giving benefits of owning less. It calls each of us to recognize the empty promise of consumerism and live wholly for greater pursuits.
Our lives are short. And all those things we’ve always wanted to accomplish with our lives? We should go do them.
But when we do, it is important to remember the importance of caring for ourselves in all regards.
We need to care for ourselves emotionally and mentally and physically and spiritually. Healthy habits in each area are essential. We are connected beings and one aspect always affects the others—both positively and negatively.
We must care for ourselves physically in both diet and exercise.
We must care for ourselves mentally with both rest and personal development.
We must care for ourselves intellectually by reading and growing and seeking challenge.
We must care for ourselves emotionally with proper self-awareness and healthy relationships—seeking help if necessary.
We must care for ourselves spiritually with solitude and meditation and a worldview that considers the universe bigger than ourselves.
Those who accomplish the most with their lives seek to implement wise and healthy habits in all aspects of their being. (tweet that)
Is there any area you have been neglecting recently? If so, what might be your first, small step in the right direction?