Spring sprucing isn’t limited to your home! As temperatures rise and the season of new opportunity is among us, there is no greater time to prioritize your wellness. At PHM, we emphasize the importance of personal well-being and health not only for our patients, but also our staff and chaplains alike. If one is not centered and properly connected within, they cannot begin to help themselves or those around them. Self-care is the seed that sprouts universal compassion and change. Here are our top five tips for a Spiritual Spring!

  1. Conduct Self Check-Ins
    It can be hard for us to know who we really are, or where we’re really at, if we do not have those conversations with ourselves. While this may seem silly, taking the time to rediscover the workings of one’s own mind in a quiet room, or outside in nature, allows for honesty. We spend the most time with ourselves, so it is best that we get to know ourselves on a deeply personal level.
  2. Keep a Gratitude Journal
    Gratitude is a powerful spiritual medicine. Counting the blessings and miracles in our lives can remind us of how emotionally rich and spiritually fulfilled we are. There is always something to be grateful for, even if it is the blessing of waking up to see a new day. Each morning is a blank canvas we can paint and design with our mood, perspective, and optimism.
  3. Venture Outside
    Mother nature is meant to be enjoyed. Get outdoors and meditate or participate in a an activity you love. No matter where you are, whether it’s beautiful Hawai’i nei or around the world, our own backyards are incredible playgrounds of exploration!
  4. Reach Out to Friends or Family
    Sometimes knowing that we are not alone in our struggles can send us on the path of personal compassion. Find your hub or group of trusted friends and/or family you may confide in. This pandemic has taught us the importance of community and leaning on one another – let’s not forget that.
  5. Seek Professional Counseling
    There is no shame in reaching out for help when it is needed. Mental and spiritual health are just as important as one’s physical well-being! There are a plethora of helpful mental health resources available to help you on the road to healing and happiness. To start, visit our friends at NAMI Hawaii.  

We hope these tips and tricks will help you into this new spring season of endless possibility!