We are less spiritual at work, study shows

Natural Health News – Even people who consider themselves as spiritual can be difficult to maintain a higher state of mind when at work.

Instead of being a constant, spirituality can vary throughout the day, researchers at the University of Connecticut say and some things are more likely to detach us the spiritual path than others.

Speaking at the 110th Annual Meeting of American Sociological Association (ASA) found that people with the highest levels of spiritual awareness in the morning and in the exercise of activities such as prayer, worship and meditation. Spiritual awareness was also high when people listen to music, read, or exercised. It was low, however, while people were doing related work or playing video games activities. What you need to know

Even the most spiritually aware find it difficult to be spiritual all the time.

A recent study in the United States, through questionnaires smartphones, it was found that meditation, music, reading and exercise all help keep a spiritual perspective onlife

Activities that reduced our spirituality including watching video games news and welfare at work.

Being at work reduces spiritual awareness, the authors measured as the subjective perception of the consciousness of God, a higher power, or larger ideal. Those who have worked most seemed to have the lowest knowledge. In addition, the study found that the type of people who regularly watched the news had spiritual awareness generally higher than those who did not; However, the act of watching the news fell awareness for all.

Taking the pulse of the soul

In this study data SoulPulse larger study, which collects data using smartphones participants were analyzed. This experience sampling method allowed researchers to trace the spiritual consciousness in real time during normal daily activities study participants.

During the study, a total of 2,439 people in the United States took two SoulPulse surveys every day for two weeks between November 2013 and May 2015. Wright and colleagues used the data for study.

Each daily survey includes 15 to 25 questions randomly selected from a larger group of 120 questions a day.

Although the participants were SoulPulse socially and geographically diverse, the study group is not a representative sample at national level, since it is limited to people who owned a smartphone and who volunteered to participate in the study.

“There is a complex interaction between spiritual awareness and the situation. Sometimes the situation is affecting your spiritual awareness. Sometimes your spiritual consciousness affects the situation might be.” Said Bradley RE Wright, professor associate professor of sociology at the University of Connecticut and a co-author of the study.

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