Throughout my adult life, I’ve made it a priority to be fit in every area of my life. Of course this is easier said than done. Nonetheless, I’m up for the daily challenge and I’m quite determined! I may not be the skinniest girl on the block or the happiest person every second of the day, but I’ve learned to be content, confident and willing to make changes as needed.
Like many of you, I honestly work hard to maintain an appropriate balance of a healthy spirit, soul and body. Some days I’m victorious and other days I have to pry my body off the floor and encourage myself. Why? Because I matter! The well-being of my body, my spirit and my soul matters! Although it may seem like a million things are added to my plate daily, I’m only given one shot to live this life. I want to keep my entire being healthy, so I may live it to the fullest!
I love this quote I came across, written by the well-known author of The Purpose Driven Life, Rick Warren. He said, “God created it. Jesus died for it. The Spirit lives in it. I’d better take care of it.” If we can understand the value of our spirit, soul and body, I think we would treat it with better care. Often we put ourselves on the back burner until we find our spirit, soul and body so broken, sick or stressed out, we’re paralyzed and of no use to anyone. Then we wonder why we feel the way we do or question how did we allow ourselves to get so beaten. It’s a vicious cycle! We need to come to the place where we are no longer trying to make-up for our losses; but are proactive and living a healthy lifestyle within and out. We need to make the condition of our spirits, souls and bodies a priority! We need to maintain our whole-being! But how? How can we be fit in our spirit, soul, and body?
Our soul is made up of our mind (thoughts), will (desires) and emotions (feelings). If we find ourselves stressed out, an emotional wreck or longing for the wrong things, our soul is in need of attention. There are 5 basic steps we can take that will make the biggest difference in keeping our soul fit…