How I learnt to manifest positive change in my life via nurturing and slowing down
Nurturing is a very cosy word in my world. Snuggle, cradle, slow, self-reflection and inner peace all conjure up in my thoughts when I think of what to nurture means to me. I also imagine the beauty of sprouting seeds and flower heads opening up in the morning sun.
Sounds great but how does this all fit into life when the alarm goes off on a slightly less-than-fluffy Monday morning?
What happens when the business of life leaves little time to think no matter reflect? is there an antidote? I think so….
I use to feel that once I was successful that I would then have time to nurture myself. So I ran around the place like I had to prove myself to the world. Work, work, work is what I did, but with little satisfaction.
With so little time, how in the past could I have ever considered slowing down? I had books to write, yoga classes to teach and the world to change! Sure I had achieved stuff but I didn’t feel abundant.
Yet, I was missing the point, nurturing, self-love and inner peace had to come from within
How had I become so lost from my values?
How did I learn to nurture myself in my crazy world?
Simple, I learnt to be more in the present moment, and by slowing down and using all my senses I naturally started to nurture.
- I Learnt to go for quality rather than quantity in what I did. So instead of trying to do a million things I would focus on one or two things a day. I would also make sure I put at least half an hour a day into nurturing myself.
- I would use meditation, yoga and positive affirmations to change the stuff I didn’t like about my life.
- I started to feel more grateful for the stuff I had in my life and sent a clear message out into the world of ‘thank you’ every day.
- I would make time for a self-date at least every two weeks like taking the time to relax, go for a walk alone, or go to a yoga class etc.. This way I showed myself I cared and loved myself enough to make time for me!
- I would aim to fill my body with healthy food, healthy thoughts and enough sleep.
These are just a few ways I learnt to nurture myself.
What do you do to nurture?
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