22-128 Nurture

Today’s Mandala
Nurture

“We’ve got this gift of love,
but love is like a precious plant.
You can’t just accept it
and leave it in the cupboard
or just think it’s going to get on by itself.
You’ve got to keep watering it.
You’ve got to really look after it
and nurture it.”

— John Lennon

“If you nurture
your mind, body, and spirit,
your time will expand.
You will gain a new perspective
that will allow you
to accomplish much more.”

— Brian Koslow

“I believe
you have to nurture your conscience.”

— Loretta Young

Today’s MotD encourages us to nurture ourselves. Too often we put everyone else’s needs ahead of our own. Or we feel that self-care is more of a luxury than a necessity. The reality is, how can we care for and about others, when we care little for ourselves.

From PsychCentral.com:

“Nurturing ourselves starts with identifying our needs. Take the time to reflect on your deepest yearnings and longings. Think about where you’re feeling empty. Where is there a gaping void or a small crack? Think about what you need emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. Think about what a fulfilling, satisfying life looks like for you.”

From Rosy Saenz-Sierzega, Ph.D she suggests:

“If you have the need to be loved, you commit to loving yourself: “We are never going to be in control of whether or not someone else loves us, but we do have control over whether or not we love ourselves.” “

To create your plan, you consider how you’d talk to yourself if you loved yourself. You stop criticizing your looks and remind yourself of your talents. You also consider what you’d do for yourself, what you’d expose yourself to (e.g., new opportunities), and what you wouldn’t expose yourself to (e.g., toxic situations).”

We are all worthy of loving ourselves. The more we do, the more we allow ourselves to receive love.

Here are some ways that we can nurture ourselves physically, socially, and emotionally at: CleverGirlFinace.com

Blessings,

Maureen
The Mandala Lady

btw…started with this:

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