As the #hashtag in the title indicates, nurturing myself (being good to me) is now a topic [and concept] of utmost importance in my life. Look, I know that everyone’s life gets lifey at points, but I’ll be honest with you: having two miscarriages in six months chipped away a piece of my soul. After each loss, I made absolutely no time for myself to heal, physically, emotionally, mentally. I am to blame for that, but I’m embracing the mantra that it’s never to late to start.
While I’m not one to make resolutions each year, I am making myself a promise to be kinder and gentler with…myself. With children, it’s all too easy to push one’s own needs to the side, ensuring that everyone else’s needs are taken care of. While being selfless is an honorable trait, I’ve seen the damage it can do to women who don’t make or take the time, they need and deserve, to nurture themselves. I’m vowing not to continue on until I become a shell of myself: depressed, angry, self-defeating and with self-esteem at an all-time low. When I’m not 100%, my family suffers; that is the no-nonsense truth, and I’m positive you’ll agree with me.
So what does all of this froo-froo self-reflection mean for you, the reader? Well, I plan to post regularly (ideally, weekly) about little things I do & discover to nurture my spirit, help revitalize myself, and find a little gratitude in daily life. This will likely include a range of things, from things I do to relax and pamper myself, to changing my diet to feel good, inside and out. I’ll need your help along the way, though, because #NurtureMe is not a concept I’m comfortable with. I welcome your suggestions and your experiences with taking care of yourself, mind, body & spirit.