By A. J. Mahan
Nurturing involves being gentle, kind and patient. It is the opposite of all the rushed, critical and narcissistic judgment that many impose upon each other.You cannot nurture anyone else if you cannot nurture yourself. Remember, it’s okay to hurt. It’s okay to be sad. The way that you nurture these feelings depends upon what works best for you.Take time out of each day for yourself. Nurture your self, then nurture a child, a pet, or even a plant. Giving nurture is actually a simultaneous exercise in being nurtured as well. Give and it gives back to you.Nurturing is often neglected in our hectic world. Not unlike taking time to smell the roses, nurturing requires time and energy.Whatever you can do for yourself that you find nurturing is a gift that you can give yourself today. Don’t seek nurture from without more than from within. Run your own race. Be kind to yourself.Nurture yourself in unique and creative ways because you are a unique and creative individual.