“There is boldness in the invitation to step away from the worn-out messages that encourage work, work, work without repose, renewal, and self-care.”
What comforts you? Make a list of items that nourish and soothe your spirit such as:
- a calming herbal tea
- a favorite novel
- a book or poetry or prayers, or both
- photos of your beloveds
- a coloring book and markers or crayons
- a cozy shawl
- essential oils
- music by Debussy, or your favorite soothing sounds
- your current crochet or knitting project
- your journal
- your favorite slippers
- hand lotion, and so on.
Choose a favorite basket, tote bag, or other container and gather whatever provides you with comfort. Arrange your “comforters” in your basket and place it in your sacred space. A portable basket or tote ensures that you can take along your comfort items when you are on-the-go.
When you feel pulled from your center and depleted, contemplate your sacred practices and sacred-self care rituals as you choose the appropriate support item from the array of items you have gathered together.
Most importantly, give yourself permission to take the time to nurture and rest to restore balance and equilibrium to your body and soul