Part of Campus Recreation’s mission is to create a culture of wellness in the Student Recreation Center and our campus community. Over the next few months, we’ll be examining eight different wellness dimensions and giving you some tips on how to incorporate holistic wellness into your daily life. Our last dimension of focus in this series is spiritual wellness.
What is spiritual wellness?
Spiritual wellness helps you establish meaning and purpose in your life through systems of faith, beliefs, ethics, and principles. This dimension of wellness helps you find meaning in your human existence, appreciate your life experience, and add purpose to your everyday life.
Questions to help you assess your spiritual wellness:
- Do I meditate or pray?
- Do I have a strong moral compass?
- Do my values guide my decisions?
- Am I accepting of other people’s views?
- What gives my life purpose and meaning?
- Do I consider myself religious?
Tips for working on your spiritual wellness:
- Explore your inner self and nail down your beliefs.
- Spend time in prayer, meditation, and mindfulness.
- Look for a religion or group that you identify with. This can help you find guidance and community in your everyday life.
- Try to figure out what gives your life purpose – why you want to wake up every day – and do more of that.
How can SOU help you improve your spiritual wellness?
- During normal operations, visit The Oasis in the SRC. In this room, you have access to a massage chair, quiet music, and the ability to relax, meditate, or pray.
- Join a club on campus to help you connect with spiritual wellness, such as religious clubs, meditation clubs, or yoga clubs. You can find a whole list of clubs on SOU Presence.
- Group counseling through the Student Health and Wellness Center may be able to help you truly express your inner self and be a part of a group that can support you.