There are many activities that have been proven to boost happiness and overall well-being in people. One of the most powerful is keeping a gratitude journal. Research has shown the practice of being mindful of little things throughout the day such as the kindness of a friend, a beautiful sunset, or a learning experience and keeping a record of these observations for as little as once a week for two months had the ability to boost a person?s levels of happiness and optimism.
Sadly, many people do not realize the impact this type of simple technique can have on their life before they begin working with a spiritual coach. There are several ways to bring the offerings of a spiritual coach into your life, including listening to podcasts, attending group sessions, or working with a coach on an individual basis.
According to a recent survey, only 33% of Americans reported feeling very happy with their lives. This was a slight drop from the numbers of 2008 and 2009 in which 35% self-identified as being very happy. A life coaching podcast is a great way to ease yourself the realm of personal transformation and learn how to make incremental changes to improve your happiness levels.
There are hundreds of podcasts from which to choose. A life coaching podcast might have tips on how to exercise and eat better, transform your finances, increase productivity levels, or address relationship problems. A spiritual coach is more likely to provide information on holistic health practices like meditation, money mindset, achieving a flow state, and how to address self-love issues.
Meditation and yoga are excellent ways to become more mindful and relaxed, both of which can help individuals regain control of their lives in powerful ways. Groups sessions are an affordable and convenient way to be introduced to either practice.
Guided meditation within a group setting gives you the opportunity to feel supported within a community. It is possible for friends or family members to attend sessions together and then support each other in their daily practice.
As one?s spiritual practice grows it may become necessary to consult a private spiritual coach to take the journey to the next level. Spiritual training may continue with private meditation training, gratitude lessons, or dive more deeply into another area of spiritual growth and development based on individual needs and preferences.
When choosing a spiritual coach, it is important to find someone with whom you resonate with on a personal level. There needs to be a feeling of comfort and trust and the coach should have valuable experience and training that are directly related to the areas in which you wish to expand.
When people decide to transform their lives, it is often with an eye toward spiritual development. The topic is so immense it can feel overwhelming at first. It is important to take baby steps and learn which practices feel the most authentic for you at your present stage and to build on them steadily throughout the course of your practice. From podcasts to finding a personal spiritual coach, there are teachers and guides to help you on your way.