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15 Ways To Nurture The Nurturer
Mom! I want juice! Dad, I�m hungry! Where are my favorite socks? Who touched my toys? Hey, he just hit me! No, you started it�
Has your day ever begun this way? Then, you are not alone. We parents endure a myriad of stress, juggling career and family, and balancing the moods of our loved ones like a circus plate spinner. It is no wonder that we need a little solace from our day-to-day lives every now and then. Enter the comfort zone with the following suggestions to care for the caretaker:
�Take a relaxing bubble bath with a scented bath oil bead. It�s 15 cents and 15 minutes out of your life that can leave you refreshed for hours afterwards.
�Take a power walk outside while wearing your headphones. Blot out the world around you and enjoy the fresh air.
�Write in your journal or read a magazine. Reading and writing can be very relaxing and cathartic activities.
�Browse the aisles of your favorite store. Craft stores always give me an uplifting feeling. Maybe your favorite store is an automotive shop. Go for it!
�Flip through your vacation photo album and mentally plan your next trip.
�Get a professional massage.
�Take a yoga class.
�Take a leisurely stroll in the park and feed the ducks.
�Get a facial.
�Eat an entire meal without getting up once to get the ketchup (you may need to go to a restaurant for this one).
�Go to a museum.
�Plan a day by yourself in your favorite city.
�Take a hike with an old friend.
�Enroll in one day workshop on a new topic (cooking, oil painting, furniture refurbishing, etc.)
�Attend a free lecture or conference on a topic of interest.
Taking care of our own needs is an integral part of an empowered life. Ultimately, nurturing the nurturer makes not only you, but your whole family thrive.
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