Drs. Mueller, Plevak, and Rummans reported in an article for Mayo Clinic that in nearly 350 studies of physical health and 850 studies of mental health that have used religious and spiritual variable found that people who were involved in a religion had better health outcomes, including greater longevity, coping skills, health-related quality of life (even after terminal illness), and less anxiety, depression, and suicide.
Dr. Emma Seppala, Ph.D., reported on Psychology Today that people who practice spiritual self care are more likely to be “very happy,” have a longer life, have lower risks of depression and suicide, are more resilient, are more faithful in relationships, have happier children, and are more satisfied with their family life.
Benefits of being spiritually healthy: Fewer aches & illnesses: “But David found strength in the Lord his God.” (1 Sam 30:6). There are many aches and illnesses that occur as symptoms to stress and compassion fatigue. But when we cast our anxiety, fears, stress, fatigue, and depression on God and go forth in the strength of God, we will experience less symptoms associated with these negative emotions.
signs of burnout
Burnout can lead to health problems, relationship problems, social withdrawal, and depression