This week has been filled with talk about nurturing our mothers and if you are a mother, taking time out, ONE DAY A YEAR, to nurture yourself. As wonderful as the nurturing sentiment may be, the idea that Mothers and other caregivers only get permission to do this once a year is a little, shall we say, UNnurturing. When I talk to parents and other caregivers about taking care of themselves and nurturing their body, mind, and spirit, there is often the excuse that they must take care of someone or something else first. Think about an airplane, the flight attendants always remind passengers who are traveling with someone – in case of emergency, you must put your own oxygen mask on first. If you don’t and something happens to you – what good are you to helping others? When you do nurture yourself, even if it is for 5 minutes, 10 minutes or more if possible, you have more to give. You can’t share what is depleted, but you can share what is abundant. Take the following ten days to start a nurturing practice. It does not have to be hours upon hours. Shoot for 5 minutes once a day, and then build up to 15 minutes each day. Maybe you do this in a 15 minute chunk or three 5 minute chunks throughout the day. Wake up 5 minutes early and put your favorite song on so you can spend the first 5 minutes of your day enjoying something you love. Sit with a cup of tea and look out the window. Practice a few sun salutations. Go for a walk in nature. Lock yourself in the bathroom and practice some breathing exercises. There are many quick ways to nurture yourself. Give them a try for the next ten days and notice if you feel different. Do you have more to give?
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