Wondering how to feed your soul? There are lots of ways to do this and it's important because it improves your mood and enhances your entire life. You'll find that what feeds your soul might be different than what works for someone else. However, there are some basic ways to feed your soul and any of them will help you love your life.
Table of contents:
- don’t count calories
- walk when the sky looks really beautiful
- walk when it rains
- get quiet
- actually listen
- enjoy the moments
1 Don’t Count Calories
When you count calories all your attention is on the food. Instead, make eating low calorie meals easy. That's one of the best answers for how to feed your soul. Buy vegetables, fruit, fish, chicken, and thinly cut your steak, and then place in small baggies for freezing. Place your meat and chicken (pre-cut) in freezer friendly baggies, and if you want them to marinate place them in the baggies with the seasoning. This way when you’re ready to eat, just remove, place in a bowl of cold water, and voila! Ready to cook the way you like them. (I love to put mine on a bowl of rice or pasta)
2 Walk when the Sky Looks Really Beautiful
If you have time when you are not working or taking care of a child or parent, then notice when the sky is beautiful. It’s the best time to go for a short walk, and if it’s an especially nice day you might even walk just a little further than you normally would.
3 Walk when It Rains
Something Gene Kelly understood, singing is a lot more fun in the rain. Walking is too, if you don’t mind getting a little wet. This doesn’t work as well with a torrential downpour, but if it’s a gentle rain, then go for it. Wear a slicker or carry an umbrella. Walk and let the rain wash away all the negativity of the day.
3 Get Quiet
I know you might be thinking this is meditation. It is. But, it’s also just turning everything off. You can do this while driving in a car, or walking, or jogging, or sitting on a couch. Allow yourself to listen to your own thoughts. You might finally figure out the answer to that question on the crossword puzzle you had this morning. But, you might also get to know the real you. That’s really important for you to reach your true potential.
4 Actually Listen
When someone you love talks to you, whether it be your children, significant other, or friend, stop what you're doing adn listen. Hear the words being said and let them tell you how they feel. Don’t interrupt. Don’t cut in. Don’t give advice. Just hear what is being said.
5 Enjoy the Moments
If you are stuck in traffic, enjoy the fact that you have some free time to either sit quietly or sing along with a really good song. Enjoy those moments. As you age, time starts moving much more quickly. At least, that is how it feels. You will invariably look back and remember that you did not enjoy a moment that you should have enjoyed.
In time, this easy diet for your soul will help you lose the weight of the world from the inside. Be a beautiful soul and influence by giving well. Enjoy!
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