Your Top 5 Spiritual Priorities If You’re 30-something
Christine Chen, Yoga Teacher and Author | My Soul
You’re old enough to know what you want and go for it, but along the way you want to be well – not overwhelmed. As you form real and lasting relationships, experience career changes, expand your family and more, get comfortable in your own skin. Craft your own spiritual path and grow gracefully into your 30s.
Here are five spiritual priorities at a glance – if you’re 30-something or know someone who is.
- Create Your Own Spiritual Song
By now you’ve probably been exposed to religions, cultures, philosophies, family perspectives, and diverse communities that have made you think deeply. Personal spirituality doesn’t need to be a one-note song; instead, draw from different influences and notes in your life to create your own spiritual melody. You support yourself wholly and hum along happily, each day.
- Stay True To Your Own Path
At this point in life, you’ll be tempted to compare yourself to your peers – who’s getting engaged, having babies, getting promoted, etc. Remind yourself regularly of what makes you special. Keep nurturing yourself with the arts, literature, and communities that share your passions. Let go of what you think your life should look like based on what everyone else is doing and enjoy your personal journey.
- Know and Manage Your Stress
With life going full speed ahead into the heart of adulthood, learn how stress shows up for you – it can manifest as withdrawal, skin and/or health problems, or over indulgence in unhealthy behaviors, for example. Implement anti-stress habits, such as exercise, healthy eating, meditation, getting regular sleep, etc. Knowing and managing stress pays off right away in the form of a healthy body and clear, calm mind.
- Don’t Be Afraid to Start Over
Be courageous enough to start over – whether it’s work or a relationship you’ve been in for awhile. Detours don’t mean you’ve failed. However, do consider why you are diverting – there’s a difference between running away and honoring a calling to explore a new way.
- Grow Your “Trust” Fund
Let go of self-imposed doubts and negative talk. Trust yourself, period. If you don’t trust yourself – how will others? Exploring the idea continuing to grow trust within yourself can support all the relationships in your life and illuminate a limitless path! Trust yourself and the journey ahead to flourish in more ways than you can imagine.
(This is the second in a five-part series; next month, 40-something priorities. Check out 20-something priorities, here.)