Happy November!

In Ghana, prices of many goods have doubled in just a few months. A friend in Europe says she’s paying more than double for electricity. With all these things happening, how are you doing really? Are you experiencing peace in spite of the economy, etc? For the next couple of months on Mind Your Business, we’ll be looking at ways to take care of our well being in these times. 

We’ll be guided by Dr. Margaret Swarbrick’s 8 Dimensions of Wellness model, exploring one dimension per week. She defines wellness as  ‘A conscious, deliberate process that requires a person to become aware of and make choices for a more satisfying lifestyle’ and the 8 dimensions are as follows:

  • Spiritual
  • Physical
  • Emotional
  • Social
  • Intellectual
  • Occupational
  • Environmental
  • Financial

Let’s start today with Spiritual Wellness. I love that her definition includes the phrase ‘sense of purpose and meaning in life’. My belief is that we’re spiritual beings created by a supreme being called God for specific purposes. And to be spiritual for me means to be in tune with Him. Why does it matter to me? Well, it helps me:

  • know I’m never alone
  • have confidence
  • to stop overthinking things/worrying
  • to trust and obey
  • to know that all is well

And the above are especially important in this VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambitious) world. Here are some of the key spiritual practices helping me in these times:

  • Praying 
  • Listening to enriching music 
  • Confessing affirmations
  • Spending a lot of time in solitude reflecting 
  • Reading/listening and meditating on the Bible and other spiritual literature
  • Conversing (fellowshiping) with like-minded children of God 
  • Doing things I love

Listen to the full episode where I explain the above points better. We’ll talk about another dimension of wellness next week, but before you go; what are some of the spiritual practices helping you in these times? Until we meet again, take care of your fabulous selves. God loves you. 

Ama xx

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