Spiritual Workout Routine
Flex your spiritual muscles, stay hydrated & work at your own pace.
Here is an adaptable routine, enjoy!
|Prayer||1-3 times a day||Modeh Ani
*Think about your practical needs, develope your sense of gratitude, and meditate on the fact that there is some much greater and beyond the self.
|Just a bit more than you can handle – without going overboard|
|Torah Study||1 set time a day||Choose:
– Audio class online
– Interesting essays
– English Books
– Torah texts
|Start with 10 minutes and gradually increase|
|Tzedaka||1 time a day||Put a coin in the Pushka before breakfast||Even a few cents|
|Mezuzah||2 times a day||Kiss the mezuzah in the morning and before bed.||Give meaning to the mezuzah – make sure that behavior in the house is befitting that which should happen in a room with a mezuzah on the door.|
|Family||As needed||Be available for loved ones, set regular times to speak on the phone. Pay attention to those who need you most.||Just beyond the amount you can handle.|
|Teaching||All day||If you know aleph, teach aleph, says the BShT. Live your life to illuminate the world – acknowledge that someone is watching and learning from you at all times.||What you have, teach!|
|Compassion||First thing in the morning||Even before your coffee, slow down and treat those around you with patience. It will set the tone for the entire day.||Just beyond your patience|
|Caring||Before bedtime Shema||Review your day, think about who might need more of your care and concern.||5 minutes before bed|
|Forgiveness||Before bedtime Shema||Let go of the resentment, frustration and angst that accumulate, throughout day. Open your pores, and let it go.||3 minutes daily. If you go to sleep having forgiven – you will wake up refreshed.|
|Communication||All day||Express your feelings – but make sure to show sensitivity to your audience, we all speak different languages.||Quality is better than quantity.|
|Personal care||Daily||Make time for yourself. Read, take a hot shower, eat proper meals, go to the doctor when needed. Think about what you genuinely need and be proactive.||10 minutes a day|
|Healthy eating||Daily||A Kosher, balanced diet helps maintain a balanced lifestyle. Take care of yourself. Indulge a bit, but also enjoy fresh fruits, healthy grain, savory vegetables and other healthy treats.||10 minutes a week, plan your weekly menu. If you plan ahead you will give yourself much better options for meals. Good meals mean less impulsive snacking.|
|Creative outlets||Weekly||Paint, write, dance, sing, tell stories, make jokes, cut & paste. Get your creative juices flowing, lighten up and have fun!||At least once a week do something creative – even if you have no talents!|