Benefits of Self Nurturance

The most important relationship you have is your relationship with yourself. ~Rena Hatch

How you treat yourself is a direct reflection of how you allow others to treat you. When we don’t value self care we drain our energy and loose our natural glow.

Peaceful photo of sunset

How often do you do something nice for yourself? I’m not talking about spending money on yourself or sitting in front of the TV. I’m talking about something that truly nurtures and nourishes all of who you are – your body, mind, heart and spirit.

Self care is based in the yoga concept of Ahimsa – loving-kindness. When we practice Ahimsa with ourselves we naturally value self care and practice self nurturance.

Many of my clients spend tons of time taking care of their families, their co-worker, friends and pets, yet they neglect true self-nurturance. I often hear, “I just don’t have anytime.” or “I’m too busy with my life to take time out for myself.” or “I know I ‘should’ do it yet the week seems to fly by and somehow I just forget.”

My tips:

  • Make a date with yourself
  • Take 2 minutes to do something simple for yourself
  • Slow down
  • Breathe deeply
  • Set aside 1 hour each weekend for self care

Self nurturance can be as simple as a walk in nature or a nap. What will deeply nurture and nourish your body, mind, heart and spirit?

Once you take the time to self nurture you may notice some or all of these benefits:

  • Extra energy
  • Increased creativity
  • Inner peace
  • Inner joy
  • General well being
  • Less stress
  • Natural radiance

Want more support and ways to commit to Authentic self care? Get Self Nurturance tips and support at the  Self Nurture Day.

What benefits do you notice when you have taken time to nurture yourself? Please share with a reply/comment below!

~Thank you, Rena Hatch

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