Spiritual wellness (or spirituality) stems from a personal belief that you are connected to things greater than yourself and you have a set of values that propels how you feel about your place in the world.
Do you feel like you have a purpose or that your life has meaning? This is the main question when thinking about spiritual wellness. Spirituality will fluctuate throughout your life and is greatly dependent on your past experiences and global events. Finding your purpose or your meaning can take a lifetime- and the pursuit certainly has its benefits. Spirituality can ease the burden of life's many choices and provide solid ground during times of change. It also promotes resiliency, grace, and feelings of inner peace. Having a spiritual element in your life may even help you heal if you're suffering from a physical or mental condition.
To begin reflecting on your own level of spiritual wellness consider the following questions from The Laborers of Health and Safety Fund of North America:
What gives my life meaning and purpose?
What gives me hope?
How do I get through tough times?