Spiritual fitness can help you leverage your value system, spirituality, and/or religion for peak performance, readiness, and resilience. Just like lifting weights a few times a year won’t make you physically fit, spiritual fitness is something to regularly attend to in order to be mission-ready. Building your spiritual fitness will help provide the resources you need to carry on during times of stress, hardship, tragedy, and even when things are going well. While what it means to be spiritually fit can be deeply personal and different for everyone, the benefits can also help with unit cohesion and keep family members close.
One way to build spiritual fitness is through daily reflection, prayer, or meditation. Think about how your answers to the following questions can help guide your core beliefs, resilience, and skills through the challenges of military life.
Use the following checklist to set spiritual goals for yourself, as well as a personal AAR to decide what’s going well or where you need to take a different course of action. Tip: Print it out and post it somewhere you’ll see it each day, or use it as wallpaper for your phone or a screen saver for your computer.