10 Tools That Support Your Spiritual Well-Being

10 Tools That Support Your Spiritual Well-Being

Creating balance or work-life harmony is always a work in motion. Life is in motion. We are in motion. A healthy and fulfilled life includes a spiritual well-being that supports your balance. It entails understanding our values, beliefs, and life purpose, as well as connecting with something bigger than ourselves. It is a sense of harmony with oneself and the world around us. Here are some strategies for achieving spiritual well-being and balance in our lives.

1. Meditation and Mindfulness: Meditation and mindfulness can help us achieve spiritual well-being and balance. They help us to calm our minds, focus our thoughts, and connect with our inner selves. Regular meditation and mindfulness practice can lead to improved mental clarity, emotional stability, and reduced stress levels.

2. Gratitude: Practicing gratitude is an essential part of achieving spiritual well-being and balance. It is the act of recognizing and appreciating the good things in our lives. It helps us to focus on the positive aspects of life and cultivate a sense of contentment and satisfaction.

3. Connecting with Nature: Nature has a powerful impact on our spiritual well-being. Spending time in nature, whether it’s going for a walk in the park, hiking, or simply sitting outside and enjoying the beauty of the world around us, can be a deeply spiritual experience. It can help us connect with the natural world, which can provide a sense of peace and tranquility.

4. Service to Others: Engaging in service to others is another way to achieve spiritual well-being and balance. It involves giving back to our communities and helping those in need. It can provide a sense of purpose and fulfillment and help us to connect with something greater than ourselves.

5. Self-Reflection: Taking time for self-reflection is essential for achieving spiritual well-being and balance. It involves looking inward and examining our thoughts, emotions, and actions. It can help us to identify areas of our lives that need improvement and to develop a deeper understanding of our values and beliefs.

6. Mind-Body Practices: Mind-body practices such as yoga, tai chi, and qigong can help us achieve spiritual well-being and balance. These practices combine physical movement with meditation and mindfulness, helping us to connect with our bodies and our inner selves.

7. Creative Expression: Creative expression is another way to achieve spiritual well-being and balance. It involves engaging in creative activities such as painting, writing, or music. It can provide a sense of fulfillment and help us to connect with our inner selves.

8. Spiritual Practices: Engaging in spiritual practices such as prayer, worship, or attending religious services can help us achieve spiritual well-being and balance. These practices provide a sense of community and connection with something greater than ourselves.

9. Cultivate Positive Relationships: Positive relationships can help us achieve spiritual well-being and balance. Surrounding ourselves with people who support and encourage us can provide a sense of love and belonging, which is essential for our overall well-being.

10. Letting Go: Letting go of negative thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are essential for achieving spiritual well-being and balance. It involves releasing the things that no longer serve us and focusing on the present moment. It can provide a sense of freedom and allow us to connect with our inner selves.

When you achieve spiritual wellness, you have made peace with your life. You look at obstacles as opportunities and know that no matter what happens, it is all a part of the journey. This mindset allows you to be flexible and adaptable, solving problems as they arise. Gain more insight into your spiritual wellness from Tony Robbins in his featured article on Keys to Your Spiritual Wellness.  

Maven, achieving spiritual well-being and balance involves connecting with our inner selves, developing a sense of purpose and meaning, and creating a connection with something greater than ourselves. It is essential for our overall well-being and can help us to live a fulfilling and meaningful life. By practicing meditation, mindfulness, gratitude, connecting with nature, engaging in service to others, self-reflection, mind-body practices, creative expression, spiritual practices, cultivating positive relationships, and letting go, we can achieve spiritual well-being and balance in our lives. Keep going.

“The work is not skippable™.” ~ Maven Miara

Check out the video or audio of my episode with Pastor Erick Hoskin, Sr., as he shares insight and his ‘Triple C’ of maintaining your spiritual well-being.

5 Ways To Add Mindfulness For Better Well-being

5 Ways To Add Mindfulness For Better Well-being

More ways to create your Balanced Rhythm™! Your rhythm will require you to add more mindfulness which is another way of being self-aware. This practice has gained widespread popularity in recent years. It has been shown to support overall well-being, mental health, and even productivity in the workplace. Here are five reasons why mindfulness can help to promote your Balanced Rhythm™ (work-life harmony).

1. Improved Focus and Productivity: By becoming more mindful, you can improve your ability to focus and concentrate on the task at hand. This, in turn, can lead to increased productivity, as you can complete tasks more efficiently and effectively.

2. Reduced Stress and Anxiety: Mindfulness can help to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, which can interfere with work-life harmony. By becoming more aware of your thoughts and emotions, you can learn to manage them more effectively and healthily. This can help to create a more balanced and harmonious work-life environment.

3. Increased Self-Awareness: Mindfulness helps to increase self-awareness, which is a critical factor in promoting work-life harmony. By becoming more aware of your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, you can gain a deeper understanding of your motivations, habits, and thought patterns. This helps you to make positive changes that support a more harmonious work-life balance.

4. Better Relationships: Mindfulness can help improve your relationships at work and home. By becoming more aware of your thoughts and emotions, you can learn to communicate more effectively with others. This can lead to stronger and more supportive relationships, promoting a more harmonious work-life balance.

5. Increased Resilience: Mindfulness can also help to increase resilience, which is the ability to bounce back from setbacks and challenges. By becoming more aware of your thoughts and emotions, you can learn to manage stress and anxiety more effectively, which can help you be more resilient and better able to handle the challenges of work and life.

As an additional resource, see how meditation can support your mindfulness in ‘What is Mindfulness’ by Elizabeth Scott, PhD.

In conclusion, mindfulness is a powerful tool for promoting work-life harmony. Improving focus, reducing stress and anxiety, increasing self-awareness, improving relationships, and increasing resilience, can help create a more harmonious and balanced work-life environment. So why not try mindfulness and see its benefits to your work-life harmony?

Check out the video or audio of my episode with Dr. Selena Collazo as she shares practical ways in which you can or already adding mindfulness.

5 Questions to Ask Yourself to Get Unstuck

5 Questions to Ask Yourself to Get Unstuck

Do you find yourself in a situation where it seems like nothing is moving forward or at least the things you want to move forward are not? Do you feel like a certain or the entire part of your life is stagnant? Other than the old routine, there are no new exciting things.  And to make matters worse, you have no clue what your next move should be. Allow me to start by saying that you are not alone, Maven!

According to a recent study, about 69% of any population find themselves trapped and stuck in the same old routine. If this sounds like you or someone you know, the key out of this situation is in asking yourself the right questions. Further down, we’ll be discussing these questions which will open your mind to find the answers to your problems and ultimately, get unstuck. Before we do that, let’s understand what it means to get stuck.

What it Means to Feel Stuck

Feeling stuck could either be in your career or your personal life. This is a feeling that makes you think that you’ve gone too deep on a current path that you can’t make any more changes. It’s a feeling that makes you acknowledge that you need to do something to get yourself out of your current state but are unable to do so.

This feeling if left unbridled could lead to making drastic decisions or completely abandoning one’s goals and dreams. Hence, you need to tackle it head-on by finding out ways to propel yourself out of your current situation and get unstuck. 

Here are five simple questions you should ask yourself to get unstuck.

1. Are you facing an obstacle that’s keeping you stuck or is it fear?

The feeling of being stuck always comes with the conviction that you can’t do anything about your situation. You know you have to do something to get out of it, sometimes you might even know what to do but can’t get yourself to do it because you just believe you can’t. The question you must ask yourself is how true this is? Is it true that you can’t do it? Is there really an obstacle why you can’t do it or are you simply afraid to do it? 

Fear has a sneaky way of disguising itself to look like things we just “accept” as obstacles. Learn how to identify the real deal. Asking yourself this important question will help you identify the real obstacle. If your problem is fear, then you will be ready at this point to face those fears and tackle them.

2. Can you define your goals clearly?

Sometimes people get stuck because they’re not sure exactly what they want to do or achieve. You might think you have something in mind but if it’s too big, you could get stuck because you’re not sure exactly what you have to do or where to start. Clearly define your goals. If it’s too big, break it into smaller actionable steps you can execute. This will help you get clarity.

So, to get unstuck, it is important to understand why clarity has such an impact on what we believe we can do, what we actually do, and the outcomes we reach.

3. Do you have the resource you need already?

Another factor that could keep you stuck is the feeling that you don’t have the resources necessary to navigate out of your situation. Check again, most times, we have all we need to get unstuck without knowing it. In reality, I estimate that 80% of the time, we already have the resources we need.  

Don’t jump to conclusions just because you don’t see it right away. Think about your resources, think about your friends, mentors, and connections on your email, phone, or even on social media. Does anyone have those resources? If you still think they don’t have it, does any of them know someone who has those resources?

Reassess your contacts and you’re most likely to find out that the resources you need to get unstuck have been right in your palm all this while.

4. What’s your why?

One of the most important questions you must ask yourself to either get unstuck or remain unstuck is why you do the things you do each day. For example, before you can enjoy your job and show up to work every day for many years, your “why” has to be deeper than getting money to pay the bills. Finding the reason behind your daily actions can help prepare you even better, inspire and motivate you to make the right choices.

By asking yourself this question, you’ll live an intentional life, especially in today’s busy and distracted world. This will help you get unstuck, remain focused on what’s important, and prevent you from getting stuck again.

5. Who’s in your circle or network?

The feeling or thoughts that you can’t do anything is often louder when we have people who think the same way. It’s impossible to get unstuck when you struggle to believe it’s possible. If you have people around you who cannot speak to you positively about your goals, encourage you, and remind you that it’s possible to achieve anything, then it’s time to change your circle of friends.

Surround yourself with positive people. Learn from them and what they’ve done that inspires you. This will help you believe in the possibility of achieving your goals. It will also inspire you to take a step forward to getting yourself unstuck. Find mentors, read inspiring books and listen to podcasts from people who have achieved similar goals and dreams, and get motivated.

Be gentle with yourself as you move to get unstuck. It probably won’t be a pretty process and you might feel lost during some of it. That’s normal.

Don’t allow negative self-talk to delay you in moving from STUCK TO EXECUTION!

Check out this video on 7 Ways To Add Joy To Your Life that can also support you as you move through your journey of getting to unstuck. I would love to hear your feedback on how you found these questions useful. You can leave a comment on my YouTube (Miara Shaw), blog, or DM me on IG @mavenmiara.

3 Solutions To Help Create Your Balanced Rhythm

3 Solutions To Help Create Your Balanced Rhythm

Busy definitely seems to be the accepted normal. But how are you balancing your busy? Are you feeling overwhelmed by your balanced rhythm and is it negatively impacting your mental and emotional health? Don’t fret…
You’re not the only one! I still have days of feeling off my rhythm.
It is extremely important to create a healthy lifestyle balance between what you love to do and what you have to do. By not harmonizing yourself in valued areas of your life, your personal and professional life will suffer the consequences.
How can you create your balanced rhythm? Well, there are many ways you can adjust your life to find your rhythm. I like to call this finding your balanced rhythm, a place where you prioritize both your work and your well-being.  xoNeCole also shares 5 smart ways to upgrade work work-life balance.
Everyone’s balanced rhythm is unique, so it should be specifically tailored to you and your needs. Down below, I have listed 3 solutions I find work exceptionally well in helping me create my balanced rhythm. I hope they will help you find the lifestyle balance that you need so that you don’t sacrifice your:
  • Relationships
  • Health
  • Mental Sanity

“The work is not skippable”™ and you are worth the work!

  • #1 Designate “Me” Time!

There might be a million things going in your life, but the most important one must be your own mental health. You can’t find success without taking care of your own needs first. If you aren’t happy in your personal life, this can and will affect your professional one! It is crucial you make time for you. Whether that is meditating, reading a book, taking a bath, or exercising, I want you to weave them into your daily tasks. This can change your entire outlook while reducing your stress levels. You’ll feel refreshed, revived, and it will help refocus your goals. A side effect just might be you that you fall in love or rediscover what your purpose is, especially if you lost track of your why.

  • #2 Schedule Your Day

I find scheduling in what I have to do and what I should be doing, is a great way to keep myself balanced and on-track. If I don’t make a schedule including my personal priorities, then I will fully immense myself in my work (because I’m a ‘doer’), neglecting what I need to be doing. Set some alarms on your phone! Remind yourself to step away and to take a break. Designate time during your day to focus on you and your loved ones. When your work is done, sign off completely. Don’t allow yourself to stress over anything within your business/career past the ‘clock out’ time. Set designated work hours and stick to them. Set that boundary maven! This will prevent your work from bleeding into your personal life and help you enjoy your time away from the office to help prevent burnout. If possible, try to unplug from technology by a certain time each day! My calendar has become my secret weapon when looking to balance my own time with my professional time! If you saw my calendar you might say WTH Maven!  But it’s a well-oiled tool at this point!

  • #3 Take On Less

 You are not superwoman (hell her azz isn’t even REAL – SIGH), and no one expects you to be! You are human; you are smart, and you are strong. However, you can’t actually work all 24 hours within the day. Don’t overexert yourself and don’t accept more ‘STUFF’ than you can physically and mentally handle. You have the power to set your boundaries! Make sure what you accept fits into your designated hours of your workday. Learn to say no! No gracias — if you need it in another language! Overwhelm happens when you take on more than you can manage. Allow your brain to recharge, it requires downtime too!

Finding yourself out of balance, where you’re sacrificing your relationships, health, and mental sanity for your business/career, is simply unattainable and unsustainable. I believe you can still become successful at your business or pursuing your dream career, without neglecting your personal life. I actually think it’s necessary!

You will become stronger and more passionate than you were before. I can guarantee you will fall in love with what you do! You won’t feel overworked, overwhelmed, neglected, or that you’re missing out on life.

Sit with yourself maven. Come to know what brings you happiness, which includes people, activities, and the things that help you shine!

Need a little help to create your balanced rhythm? Then schedule a FREE 30 minute clarity session with me and let’s get your rhythm figured out.

Don’t hesitate! Do it for you!

Once you have your BAM Session with me I assure you will will have better clarity on creating and how to execute the rhythm that works for you.
You can leave a comment below or text me at 713-528-8071.

Remember…“The work is not skippable™”.