Why you should get to know your soulset

You’ve probably worked on keeping your body and mind happy and healthy – but do you know how to feed your soul?

Yogita Ridgley knows her soul’s purpose is to help people – but she says many people don’t know what theirs is.

The author and mindset coach coined the word “soulset” and says it’s her life’s purpose to help people connect with their soulsets.

What is a soulset?

“A soulset is the connection a person has with their soul,” Yogita says. “What’s the point of doing all the things we do in life if our soul is not alive?”

Yogita says people focus on many other areas of their health, but not their connection to their souls.

“People work on their health-set, their mindset, their heart-set, but we don’t really know how to be soulful and how to tap into our soulfulness.

“It can be hard for people to understand, as it’s not something you can see, only something you can feel.”

How to tap into your soul

Yogita says people need to be “fearless” when it comes to doing things that “set their soul on fire”.

“If you feel joy, satisfaction and have a warm feeling in your heart, that’s when you’re living your soul’s purpose,” she says.

Yogita admits it can be hard to drown out the noise from our busy lives to hear the “whisper of our souls”.

“The world we live in has so much chaos and noise. There’s no time to breathe. When we drown out the noise, we hear the voice of our soul,” she says.

Yogita, who runs workshops, retreats and solo travel adventures, says the stages of finding your soulset including self-awareness, self-identity and self-love.

Yogita’s top tips for connecting with your soulset

  • Do things for others without expecting anything in return.
  • Meditate and practise gratitude (not just sitting still without thought – which is impossible for humans, Yogita says).
  • Spend time in nature, such as beach walks, swimming, sitting in the sun or even just standing outside in your backyard and walking on your grass barefoot. You don’t have to travel far.
  • Hold your hands on your heart, take deep breaths, close your eyes and practise positive self-talk.
  • Solo travel: It doesn’t matter how much time you spend on yourself, when you’re in your own environment, you’re never really alone. Take time out, without an itinerary and just “be”.

Written by Sally Heppleston.