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How Your Sense of Purpose is Going to Get You Through This

We will overcome the pandemic

Like me, you may have noticed that time goes by both quickly and slowly during the pandemic. For instance, as I write this post it’s Monday morning and it feels like it was only a day or two ago that I was writing last week’s post – also on a Monday morning – on the connection between strong relationships and managing your stress. On the other hand, while the weeks seem to go by fast, any given day can feel slow as I operate in a constrained physical domain while connecting with others through technology in the (what is it now?) 18th week of working from home. It can all leave you feeling a little disconnected.

And a sense of disconnection can be hard on your spirit if not addressed. That’s why I want to conclude this four-part series on routines that can help you manage your stress and allostatic load during the pandemic by focusing a bit on the spiritual domain.

Let me start with what I do and don’t mean by the word spiritual. What I don’t mean is routines that are associated with a particular religion, denomination or tradition. I don’t have any opposition to any of those and am happy if you have such practices in your life that work for you. What I do mean by spiritual is a broader application of the word that draws on the first definition offered by the Oxford English Dictionary, “relating to or affecting the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things.”

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