28 Modern Ways To Be More Spiritual

    You don't even have to say om.

    In this crazy-hectic world, it's not weird to want to tap into a connection with something bigger than yourself — which is an excellent reason to be more spiritual.

    TL;DR: Being ~spiritual~ can mean whatever you want it to, but these things can help get you in touch with yourself, others, and the world around you on a new level.

    And obviously, feel free to be skeptical and just do some of this stuff for shits and giggles because... why not?

    1. Pick someone you admire and let them be your guide.

    2. Pay attention to the things you'd normally brush off as coincidences.

    3. Let the phases of the moon ~guide you~ — or at least help you plan.

    4. Incorporate color therapy into your wardrobe.

    5. Burn some sage to cleanse your space (or at least make it smell incredible).

    6. Pay attention to your dreams.

    7. Make a habit of actually telling people why you like them and how they make your life better.

    8. Forgive someone you've been holding a grudge against.

    9. Do regular gut checks and get comfortable acting on intuition instead of logic.

    10. Write down negative thoughts and burn them.

    11. Take a cleansing natural sea salt bath.

    12. Start every day by thinking of three things you're grateful for.

    13. Take up journaling to spend some one-on-one time with yourself and your thoughts.

    14. Connect to the world through nature.

    15. Get a tarot reading over Twitter with the help of BuzzFeed Coven on #TarotTuesday to ask questions, look inward, and gain perspective.

    16. Choose a mantra that will empower and inspire you when you repeat it.

    17. Get daily guidance from spiritual guru Deepak Chopra with apps Daily Gift or Deepak Chopra Daily.

    18. Go on a technology fast for a day or even a few hours.

    19. Meditate to learn how to turn off the part of your brain that is critical and overly logical.

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    20. Try a visualization exercise when you need guidance.

    21. Check out your palm and look at it like it holds the secrets to your universe.

    22. Do breathing exercises to become more perceptive to the world around you.

    23. Maybe see a therapist to really get in touch with who you are as a person.

    24. Get a spiritual reading at least once in your life (if you're into it).

    25. Read your horoscope, even if you think it's BS.

    26. Feng shui up your space.

    27. Brew a mug of tea and take your time.

    28. Go stargazing.