Wednesday, February 09, 2011
I've been reading this book:
and have recommended it before and will do so again. I think there is a lot to learn from it. There is a chapter on Nourishment here are some gems:
-'To nourish means to comfort, to cherish, support; a dictionary adds 'to supply with matter necessary for growth'.
-'On a physical level, food is nourishment; and on an emotional level, food is nourishment.'
-'If you use food or any other tangible substance--alcohol, cigarettes, drugs--as your main source of psychic 'nourishment' you can never get full'
-'Every time you reach for food when you're not hungry, you are getting a signal of need.'
This really rang true for me. I think it's figuring out what you NEED. So, the book talks about making a list of the things that provide you with Nourishment that aren't food. Here goes:
Talking to a friend, or making an new one
Paying off bills
House plants that don't die on me
Making lists (duh)
Becoming a better cook
Finding out new things about myself
Trusting my instincts
Not eating when I'm not hungry
Doing my weekly Three
Going to the gym
Making positive choices about health
Taking an art class
Learning new things, in general
Getting my hair cut, facial, mani or pedi
Going to a sporting event
Buying new shoes, DVDs, cookbooks, clothes, candles
Getting flowers for myself
Finishing a crossword
Doing a 5k or another new fitness task
Walking during work
Finishing a puzzle
Logging on to SP to blog or even get a goodie
Making a difference in someones day
Getting a card or package from home
Reading magazines or books
It's kind of hard for me to believe I came up with so many! As a side note, since I've been working so much, I'm taking three days off next week and getting a mani, facial and deep conditioning treatment for my hair. I CANNOT WAIT! Nourishment I so desperately need.