In what ways can you nourish yourself? Physically, emotionally, spiritually. Let's take a look at some ways you can nourish yourself in the realm of those 3 categories.
Physical nourishment can take many forms. Eating isn't simply an act of nourishment, it's an act of sustenance. When you eat healthy, balanced meals you are not only sustaining your life, you are giving your body valuable tools to fight off disease. You are what you eat. Physical nourishment can also be anything that strengthens your body. Physical self-care such as going to the gym or exercising, seeing a health provider regularly, and taking your vitamins and medications on time are all examples of self-care that improve your overall well being.
Emotional nourishment can be more difficult. There can be obstacles to your emotional well being. Unstable relationships, unstable or unsatisfying employment, troubled past; those are all obstacles that can be overcome with the right emotional nourishment. Meditation is one of my favorite forms of nourishment. Creating a happy, peaceful place in your mind can give you the space you need to heal and to motivate you to reach your goals. Walking a labyrinth is a perfect form of meditation for someone who cannot sit still. Indulgence is another form of emotional nourishment. Not to be confused with overindulgence, but treating yourself to a guilty pleasure is healthy for the psyche. See a movie, eat a chocolate bar, get a massage, get a manicure, take a trip!
Spiritual nourishment is perhaps the most intimate and individual form of nourishment. Whether you are a religious person or a spiritual person can often influence all of your forms of nourishment. It can also hinder nourishment. Strict religious practices can prevent a person from seeking healthy ways of nourishment. Spiritual practices allow a greater flexibility in how you seek nourishment. If going to church nourishes you, do it. If praying nourishes you, do it. If spending a weekend in the woods nourishes you, do it.
Go, nourish yourself!