The Happiness Lab Delegate's Guide Chapter 5 — Body & Soul - Page 2
hen it comes to caring for yourself,
most people acknowledge that we
need to look after our mind, body, and
soul. Although there is some ambiguity as to what
we mean by the terms “soul” or “spiritual”, there
is a general acceptance that they refer to an inner
aspect of our being that gives defi nition to who we
are. Ideas about how to look after your body, and
indeed mind, are well documented: watch what
you eat and drink; work on getting a good night’s
sleep; do an appropriate amount of exercise; and
do puzzles and games that get your mind working.
But how do we look after our soul? Admittedly,
as whole beings, to look after our mind and body
is to look after our soul. If we are in good shape
physically we will feel better about who we are.
When it comes to looking after your soul the key is
to explore the wisdom of the ages and the practices
of cultures from across the world today. Some will
work and some will not. Th e best way forward is to
dabble with a few at a time and see what works for
you. Perhaps an ideal place to start is in the areas of
laughter, celebration, and hospitality.