The Importance of Self-Nurturing: What Does It Mean to Self-Nurture?

Self-nurturing is the art of prioritizing yourself and looking after your own well being. Often, the act of self-nurturing comes before self-care. When you practice self-care, you’re taking actionable steps to take good care of yourself. Self-nurturing is the act of determining and understanding that you are valuable and deserve care.

When you act in a self-nurturing way, you’re doing something that reinforces your own mental and physical health’s importance to you. You determine that you are high on your own priorities list and adopt an attitude that embodies the fact that you deserve attention and care.

Self-nurturing can look different to each person. The actions people take to self-nurture and build their attitude toward treating themselves well varies based on a variety of different needs. For example, self-nurturing can take the form of….

  • Saying “no” when you’re already busy and can’t accommodate any other requests from others.

  • Getting a good night’s rest most evenings.

  • Eating a wide variety of nutritious foods each day.

  • Doing an energetic balance exercise every day

  • Reading something inspirational or feel-good each day to inspire motivation.

  • Drinking your recommended eight glasses of water every day.

  • Getting out in nature and connecting with the natural world.

Determine Your Bare Minimum Self Nurturing Needs and Prioritize Them

Self-nurturing often involves consideration of many different needs. You may need some facets of your self-nurturing routines more often than others.

For example, after a particularly long day at work versus a usual day at work, you may require some extra focus and attention on yourself at the end of your long day. However, no matter what happens in your life, you should always strive to meet your “bare minimum” self-nurturing needs.

Think of your bare minimum self-nurturing needs as your baseline. Even when you’re feeling your worst or experiencing an extremely wild day, you will still make sure you’re meeting those bare minimum self-nurturing needs.

If you are struggling to meet even the bare minimum then there is a good chance that your self worth and past trauma patterns need some help.

Seek out a Natural Bioenergetics Specialist and get yourself some help. Getting help is a self-nurturing action!

An NB Specialist can help you see that and learn to stand up for yourself.

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