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Nourish yourself with 10 easy things you can do today

tea cupToday my children returned to school.  After six weeks of blissfully easy going mornings with no rushing around, there was a flurry of early morning activity and off they went.

The silence in the house is deafening.

For me though, I need the silence, I need to be still and quiet and just be.  It is the easiest way I have found to nourish myself and tune into the frequency of my heart and soul.  Enjoying a cuppa in the silence, writing in my journal it truly is my idea of bliss.

You might not have the perfect day today, maybe you are at work, maybe you have young kids at home or maybe your to do list is longer than you hoped.  But doing something just for you doesn’t need to be complicated or time consuming.

Here are 10 ways to easily nourish yourself today, see how many you can do now:

  1. Be grateful – say 10 things you are grateful for right now- say them out loud, write them down but feel grateful – it instantly enhances your mood.
  2. Breathe – yep slow and deep deliberate breaths to really centre yourself.
  3. Go outside and look up into the sky – marvel at the clouds, the bright blue sky, the drizzling rain. Just being outside can instantly transform you.
  4. Do something you love today that is just for you – read a few pages of your favourite book, catch up on a show you have been busting to see, take a bath.  Whatever works for you.
  5. Enjoy your favourite dinner tonight.
  6. Catch up with a friend – a chat, a phone call, maybe even only a text to let them know you are thinking of them.
  7. Listen to your favourite song, in the car or at home.  Crank it up if you want and escape for those few precious minutes.
  8. Keep a journal, write in it when you can or when it feels right.  This helps to get out all of that stuff swirling around in your head.  Plus it makes for great reading down the track!
  9. Drink some water, eat some fruit, do something that instantly nourishes your body that you know is super good for you.
  10. Use your good stuff.  Don’t wait for another day to use the good tea cup or the new top you have just purchased.  You are worth it right now, so don’t wait for tomorrow, you deserve it now!

Make time for yourself a priority, even if you need to schedule it in for later. Go for that walk after work, when the kids are napping – lie down yourself, before you go to bed tonight – read that book.

Nourishing yourself should be an important part of your day.  It’s not selfish to treat yourself with love and respect.  Enhancing your mood and feeling good will have a huge flow on effect to all of those around you.

“When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.” – Jean Shinoda Bolen

 

What are you doing today just for you?

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10 Comments on Nourish yourself with 10 easy things you can do today

  1. Jenni
    January 30, 2015 at 11:26 pm (2 years ago)

    Thanks Ana. So glad you are taking the time to nourish yourself each and everyday! Love that! Also so important to do what is right for you. Thanks so much for your comment xxx

  2. Ana Goncalves
    January 30, 2015 at 10:13 am (2 years ago)

    Thank you for a wonderful article, and it’s always very important to take care of oneself. As we love ourselves we are nourishing our core. I do nearly all of what’s on your list each day, except for listening to music. As a teenager I used to listen to music 24/7 however I find that it distracts me now, am still happy to listen to music every once in a while when I see something that is inspiring however I replace that with being with the cat in solitude. Happy New Year 🙂

  3. Jenni
    January 30, 2015 at 9:34 am (2 years ago)

    Thank you Jenna, I appreciate you stopping by xxx

  4. Jenni
    January 30, 2015 at 9:33 am (2 years ago)

    My house is certainly different than a few days ago! Enjoy Melissa xxx

  5. Jenna
    January 28, 2015 at 10:20 pm (2 years ago)

    Wonderful advice and a beautiful reminder to practice more of these for myself. Thank you xx

  6. Melissa Jeffcott
    January 28, 2015 at 10:11 pm (2 years ago)

    I am so looking forward to the quiet come Friday when my kids go back to school. I think that is what I have been missing most of all!

  7. Jenni
    January 28, 2015 at 8:49 pm (2 years ago)

    Thanks Tahlia, something I have been guilty of in the past saving things for a special occasion. Not any more every day is special. Thanks for stopping by x

  8. Tahlia Meredith
    January 28, 2015 at 6:30 pm (2 years ago)

    Great post! I especially love number 10 🙂

  9. Jenni
    January 28, 2015 at 6:23 pm (2 years ago)

    So glad you managed to take care of yourself today Kris and enjoy those few extra days with your son! Thanks for stopping by, I always love to see what you are up to also xxx

  10. Kris
    January 28, 2015 at 2:15 pm (2 years ago)

    Love this Jenni, we are like minds that’s for sure. I thought my son went back to school yesterday but I was sadly (so sadly) mistaken. Instead, he goes next Monday. So although the week isn’t quite what I’d expected, I still have every opportunity to nourish myself in all the ways you’ve mentioned. Brilliant list, thanks for sharing x

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