Improving your spiritual & mental health during COVID-19

I can't believe it's August! Do you remember back in March when they said the "lockdown" would only last a couple of weeks? LOL.

I'm just going to put it out there- I've been chronically stressed during this time. I've gone through a roller coaster of emotions and I've gone through days/weeks of feeling unmotivated, lonely, and scatterbrained. And I know I'm not the only one experiencing these feelings, so that's why I wrote this blog post!

Chronic stress is not only bad for you mentally, but it also harms you physically and spiritually, as well. Stress affects every function in your body on a cellular level and can make you more susceptible to diseases and viruses (ahem).

Your health is not only about what you eat and how often you exercise. Your mental, spiritual, and financial health, and even your relationships, impact your overall health. Today, I want to talk about investing in spiritual health and how it can help you manage stress and keep a positive outlook during this pandemic.

What is spirituality? A quick google search defines it as"the quality of being concerned with the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things". Basically, it's a connection to a higher power. Some people have found spirituality through religion, others through meditation/mindfulness, and if you're like me, it's a combination of both! Having a healthy spiritual life can help you find a sense of peace and purpose, and has been clinically shown to improve peoples' overall quality of life.

I want to share with you some of the spiritual practices that have helped me stay grounded and manage my roller coaster of emotions during this pandemic. I can't promise they will fix all of your prob