Artwork © 2015 Jocelyn Patrick
Aside from supporting yourself, self-nuturing is also an important tool. It enables you to properly take care of yourself.
This concept is very hard for many. We were taught at a very young age that we were not important, but that couldn't be
further from the truth. You will make a very positive change in trying just one of the activities listed below, even if
just once a week. Every bit counts. Dont forget that you can't help take care of the needs of other's until you first
take care of your own.
- Listen to your favorite music.
- Enjoy a long, warm bubble bath.
- Share a hug with a loved one.
- Relax outside
- Spiritual prayer
- Attend a caring support group.
- Practice diaphragmatic breathing.
- Watch the sunset or sunrise.
- Reflect on how far you've come (even if it doesn't seem like much, you HAVE progressed).
- Write your thoughts and feeling down in a journal.
- Play a musical instrument.
- Ride a bike.
- Fix yourself a nutritious meal.
- Visit a special place.
- Enjoy a relaxing nap.
- Visit a museum or art gallery.
- Enjoy a cool glass of water or fruit juice.
- Enjoy the beauty of nature.
- Count you blessings (I'm thankful for...).
- Window shop.
- Go canoeing.
- Reward yourself with a special gift that you can afford.
- Pet an animal.
- Watch your favorite t.v. show.
- Write poetry.
- Make something nice for youself.
- Read positive, motivational literature.
- Reflect on the things you value in your life.
- Phone a special friend.
- Go on a picnic in a beautiful setting.
- Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee
- Practice a relaxation excersize or listen to a relaxation tape.
- Treat yourself to a nutritious meal at your favorite restaurant.
- Participate in a hobby.
- Surf the internet.
- play cards with a group of friends.
- throw a party.
- Cuddle with a blanket and teddy bear.
- Cuddle with you significant other.
- Engage in spiritual prayer for your healing and for that of others.