Monday, March 14, 2016

How to Get Out of a Spiritual Slump

Ask yourself, "is something missing in my life?"  If the answer is yes and you can't figure out exactly what it is, you may be in some kind of spiritual slump.  It's that feeling inside your stomach that somehow you are disconnected from your purpose in life.  Maybe you feel like you're not the person you were created to be or you not doing the things you were created to do.  Here are some ideas to help you get out of a spiritual slump:
  1. Exercise.  Your mind and body need an endorphin boost.  There's nothing like a refreshing swim to help you feel refreshed and energized.
  2. Rest.  That workload bogging you down will go away faster when you are fully recharged.  I find that taking a fifteen minute break every two hours throughout the day helps me to be more efficient.
  3. Sleep.  I force myself to get eight hours of sleep every night.  If you cheat on your sleep, you are depriving yourself of the opportunity to fully regenerate.  It's like being in quicksand when your brain isn't recharged.
  4. Pray.  Your spiritual slump may be a result of feeling disconnected from God.  Prayer is the quickest way to get back in touch.  Ask God to help you with whatever is bothering you.  He knows the plan for your life.  Why not ask God to show you the plan?
  5. Go with the flow.  Your life is like the ocean tides.  There are natural periods of highs and lows.  This is normal.  Spiritual slumps are simply low tides in your life that give you time to look for things you may not see when everything's going swimmingly.  Explore.  Keep your eyes open.  The high tides will be back at the appropriate time.
Your time on this earth is limited.  Use it wisely and don't fret if you're feeling like you're in a spiritual slump.  Every day matters.  Your ship will sail again soon.  Have a great day.

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