Practising some regular self nurturing is a great way to help you feel better about yourself, rebuild your confidence, sense of self-worth and self-esteem.
Though it is amazing to being looked after and nurtured by others, don’t rely solely on them for nurturing – you need to take responsibility for yourself. Scroll down for ‘Nurture Yourself’ Gift Guide (my twist on this year’s Mother’s Day Gift Guide).
“You’ve got to Nourish to Flourish ♡!”
My top 5 steps to Nurturing Yourself
Take good care of yourself
Make sure you eat right and get plenty of rest, sleep, fresh air and exercise. Keep yourself healthy and fit. Practicing good self-care is an essential part of this process.
Do nice things for yourself
Get into the habit of doing special things for yourself. Create a Morning Ritual and Evening Ritual. Visit the sauna, get a massage or draw yourself a bath filled with Olverum Bath Oil. Linger in it and relax. Make yourself a candlelight dinner — a delicious meal in a special setting.
Set healthy boundaries with others
Let people know what you want and don’t want. Tell them what’s okay for you and what’s not.
Believe in yourself
Remember your uniqueness, tell yourself how special you are – simply become your own strongest supporter, coach and cheerleader.
Be compassionate with yourself
Have compassion for yourself – flaws and all. Remember; you are human and you’re going to make mistakes – we all do! Don’t punish or criticise yourself. Reassure yourself. Comfort yourself. Accept yourself unconditionally.
My top picks to get you started on creating your ‘Nurturing Yourself’ Practice:
Angela Langford’s Scrup Up
This natural exfoliator is fab as it is suitable for everyone bar the most sensitive of skins – it is your recipe for brighter, radiant looking skin. This fruit smoothie of papaya, bilberry, lemon & orange is sprinkled with jojoba grains to help remove dead skin whilst helping to renew healthy new skin cells.
Evolve Beauty’s Gentle Cleansing Melt
This luxurious cleansing balm contains nourishing organic baobab oil that soothes and hydrates. Natural sugar extracts gently combine with water to turn into a creamy milk that rinses away clean, leaving skin clean, calm and hydrated.
Technic Mega Bronzer | The Herball’s Guide to Botanical Drinks | Technic Exfoliating Lip Scrub | Miss Carla Lipstick in Baby Honey by Nevaeh ByHonour | J by Jasper Conran – Pink large grab bag by Debenhams
Filofax Domino Soft A5 Organiser – Pale Pink by PenHeavn
Perfectly on trend in extra soft pastel pink leatherette, this Filofax Domino Soft Organiser has plenty of appeal. The A5 size has enough space to organise your busy schedule at work and at home, whilst the many internal pockets, pen loop and secure elastic closure, ensure you’ll always have your necessities on hand. Inside, you’ll find a diary clearly laid out with double page spread for each week, as well as coloured notepaper; ideal for keeping your notes and memos in one place. And for a personal touch, why not have the organiser embossed? Pen Heaven can add initials or a short message to turn this handy accessory into a great personal gift.
Sigg Star Water bottle
0.5l in Blush: Sigg.com