My husband and I are exploring life and this blog and Instagram account journey started with just looking to change our diet…well, as many changes in life, one thing changes another! With a new year ahead we thought it was a good time to revisit our goals and focus. We are of course focused on our health and diet. I’m currently eating almost primarily vegetarian and gluten free, hubby is also, but he is fasting in between from 48 hours to 7 days at a time. We are not following the exact same diet, but it’s working for us! We are focused on finalizing plans and starting the tiny home build. We have the van now too and although it’s primarily a work vehicle for the moment, it’s going to pull the tiny home and also be fixed up as a weekend exploring van…Mr. Boss Van 🙂 . I’m writing more and spent the weekend finishing a second draft of two different children’s books! We have a lot going on and self nourishment is very important for us to stay healthy and focused!
I’ve been asked about my own routine and I’m happy to share it! No two people follow the same self nourishment journey. Everyone is unique with a unique daily routine. I have put together my personal top four main topics with a few suggestions; keeping it open to interpretation so you can find your own routine, goal focus or self nourishment regimen.
The topics can be part of a daily routine, focused on weekly or whatever works best for you! I feel each topic is a compliment of the next and work side by side with one another; they play well together. I will be sharing a 12-month plan suggestion for those who are interested in more details, so that will be coming soon!
Whether you have discovered a routine or new to the entire process I hope you find this helpful and encouraging!
- Well-being: Mental and physical nourishment. Ask yourself ‘what are my health focused goals and what are my limits?‘ Suggestions – stretching, walking, exercise, yoga, meditation, nutritional supplements, healthy conscience eating, ensuring you drink enough water, get outside as often as you can. No matter what level you are at, movement and mental focus are important…there are some great online resources for various stages of exercise plans and the same for meditation and yoga. Personally, I’m still utilizing beginner videos and charts and find it very refreshing, renewing and nourishing. I linked a few above, but I’m happy to share more of my personal favs, if anyone is interested, just ask!
- Spirit: Solitude and feeding your spirit/soul. Ask yourself ‘what do I want to do to feel more joy or how can I increase my self growth and love?’ Create, gratitude through journaling, making time for one or more hobbies, positive self-affirmations (I am…healthy, worthy, resilient, strong, enough, etc.) and reading/studying topics that bring you joy.
- Support Circle: Mutual relationships; the balance and completeness of a circle. Ask yourself ‘who balances with me and provides a balanced mutually supportive relationship…who completes your circle and welcomes you into theirs?’ Give and receive support and encouragement, humor and care, sharing laughter and listening. This is a balance of family, friends, coworkers or other like minded groups (parenting, craft, recovery, book club, etc.). Provide positive praise, show kindness, feel safe and comfortable being yourself.
- Productivity: Daily routine. Ask yourself ‘what is my current routine/schedule and what changes do I want for my future routine/schedule?’ This includes your career or the way you spend the majority of your days. If you are retired, focusing on your health, stay at home parent, homemaker…this could be focused on volunteering, implementing processes at home or work to ensure you find time for self nourishment and caring for yourself. Learn a new hobby or possible career change or supplemental income to help balance your budget. Focus on creating a daily routine that brings you joy, peace and steps to accomplish your personal specific goals. Setting goals helps with this process, both daily goals and long term focused ones.
One quote/affirmation I repeat to myself often is ‘I am exactly where I need to be, if not I’d be somewhere else.’ It makes me smile, it is simple…yet oh so true. It helps remind me I have control. I can focus on steps toward my bigger goal or I can re-evaluate my goals and take steps to learn something new. It’s all about what feeds me, where I find nourishment and giving myself permission to discover all of my unique interests.
We are all unique…embrace it through your self-discovery to a personalized nourishment journey.
I’d love to hear how others nourish themselves or answer any questions you have!
Thank you for reading. Have a great day!