Two weeks ago I posted an Aloha Friday question about getting pedicures. I wrote about how I felt pedicures were a way I nurtured myself, and I got a lot of comments that confirmed that many give themselves this small gift on a regular basis.
My Aloha Friday question today is:
How do you nurture yourself?
I hope women realize how important it is to nurture themselves in some way. It doesn't have to be anything big or expensive, but taking the time to do something that feeds your soul and tells you that you are important.
I especially think this is critical while we're mothers of young children. Don't get me wrong; being a mother is the most important thing we can do. But we need to take breaks away from our children to recharge our batteries and give us a better perspective on what we're doing. Nurturing ourselves reminds us that we are more than just a mother. We are individuals, we are wives, we are sisters, we are friends.
If you don't take time for yourself, I encourage you to do so. Take a walk, read a book, put headphones on and listen to a few songs without being interrupted, join a Bunko group. There are endless ways to step out of your normal, daily routine and do something that says, "I matter!"