Finding Time to Nourish Yourself

By , The Time Finder Expert, Founder of Finding Time

Solo-E Certified Solo Entrepreneur Expert

Paula Eder - The Time Finder Expert, Founder of Finding Time

Finding time to nourish yourself isn’t just about food – although that’s certainly an important part of the equation.

I like to think of nourishment as what keeps me going – whether it’s food, silence, companionship, exercise … or any combination of these things.  What nourishes me energizes and sustains me, no matter what challenges come my way.

So, what nourishes you?

People need dreams, there’s as much nourishment in ‘em as food.
~Dorothy Gilman

Sometimes you struggle so hard to feed your family one way, you forget to feed them the other way, with spiritual nourishment. Everybody needs that.
~James Brown

The first, most fundamental step in finding time to nourish yourself is getting to know yourself and identifying what you find nourishing.  It’s not going to be the same for everyone.

And it may not be easy to get to that information.  Be patient and open your heart … and it will come.  As you contemplate the things that nourish you, you may first run into a collection of ‘should’s.’  They can certainly confuse things and bring up feelings.  But don’t let them stop you in your tracks – instead, recognize them for what they are – messages from your Inner Critic!

If you’re like most people, you will react to those ‘should’s’ in one of two ways:

  • Compliance or
  • Rebellion.

Either way, if you attempt to nourish yourself based on a ‘should’ that is coming to you from your Inner Critic, you will not be able to sustain it.  Your nourishment will be tainted and you will, soon enough, let it go.

The sad thing is that this pattern can lead to discouragement and a feeling that you ‘can’t’ nourish yourself as you’d like to.

But that’s not the case – not by a long shot!

Paula Eder, PhD is an internationally-known coach and published author who specializes in mentoring heart-based entrepreneurs and small business owners, from the inside out, to align their core values and energy with their time choices and behaviors so that they make more money, create more freedom, and find more time.  To learn more about Paula’s unique, Heart-Based Time Management™ System and begin your transformational journey, sign up for her Finding Time Success Kit. Discover how you can find time for what matters most.

© Copyright 2012 Paula Eder, Ph.D.
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