I hope you are all having a beautiful start to October. And if you have little ones on school holidays that its been a blast!
A few of my recent client sessions prompted me to jump on here to share some out-of-the-box ways for you to think about nourishing your body, mind and soul!
This is one of my faveeee topics to work on with my gorgeous clients. For so many of us we don't even think about nourishment having to do with anything other than food.
So why am I even using the word “nourishment” if I’m not talking about food?
That’s a great question!
The reason I am using the word nourishment outside of its regular foodie context is because we often find ourselves so over-focused on food that we forget about all the other simple and wonderful ways to nourish ourselves.
What does it mean to nourish myself without food?
We forget that taking a walk in the park with our dog is calming and rejuvenating.
That lying on your bed listening to your favorite song while feeling the breeze kissing your face is soothing and relaxing.
That feeling the grass tickle your feet as you watch the clouds drift by is as good as meditation!
We actually *eat* all day with our senses... we *consume* our environment through touch, feel, taste, sound and sight.
Here are 5 ways to nourish your senses, starting today...
Relationships: Seek out and nurture relationships with friends and lovers that make you feel good about yourself and say goodbye to the ones that drain your energy.
Environment: Remember that your environment affects your mood and energy. So if you are stuck in an office all day staring at a wall, it’s time to kick off your shoes and run wild through a park so you can feel sunshine on your back and breeze on your skin. Until you can do that - diffuse your oils! My two favourite combos for when I'm feeling like I need a mood pick-me-up are Peppermint + Wild Orange and Balance + Citrus Bliss.
Connections: We spend so much of our time alone at our computers or behind high walls and yet it’s so important for our spirits to make connections with others. So join a club or an online Meetup and make new connections! If you are struggling to find those like-minded babes to connect with - reach out and come along to one of my meet up events!
Sleep: There is no way around it—there is just nothing quite like sleep to rejuvenate your body and restore your entire system to better functioning. I will do a whole post on sleep in the very near future. This one is of such high importance it needs some extra energy and space.
Movement: Movement sparks your endorphins, which make you feel energized and excited and keeps the oxygen circulating through your system, so you can feel refreshed and alive. My favourite way to move is to put on a banging playlist and have a good old dance around the place.
What do I do now? In my health coaching practice, I help my clients realise that there is more to life than food! I call the most important parts of our lives “THE BIG 5”—these need as much love and attention as eating does!
If you are tired of feeling like your life is lacking excitement and meaning and you want to find a way to feel nourished in all areas of your life, then click here now to schedule a time to talk with me today so I can help you feel more energised and alive than ever before!
To your health,