Are you feeling s t r e t c h e d, depleted, a little lost and worn down?
If you feel like you have lost yourself in caring for others, you are struggling to make time for yourself after you have cared for all the other people in your life, or if you are wondering how to find time for MORE in your day (especially when that is more for you) then you will love Cherish. It’s all about nurturing yourself so you feel cherished.
In the 14 daily emails you will be shown quick and easy ways you can nurture yourself, ideas that can fit in the small spaces in your day, because life is already busy and full. The idea is to show you how to fill your cup first, so you can then nurture those around you with the overflow.
I know it’s often hard to see things we do for ourselves as being as important as the things we do to help and nurture others. But if we don’t put ourselves on our TO DO list, sooner or later we run out of steam and have nothing to give those around us. (I tell you the story of how that happened to me on Day 1 of the Challenge). When we experience something as being valuable we stop feeling the need to justify the time we spend on it. And self-nurturing is part of a healthy lifestyle. But better than that, it has a wonderful flow on effect to those around us.
To Nurture is to supply with nourishment, to encourage or help develop and it’s related to cherishing. We all love to be cherished, but it is a gift we can give ourselves without waiting for someone to give it to us. That’s empowering stuff!
What if every moment is a new opportunity to stop
and ask yourself what you are feeling?
If your self-nurturing has been on the back burner waiting until after you have cared for everyone else, it’s time to change that. Any time is a wonderful time to start a new habit.
When I ask my clients what gets in the way of fitting more “me” time, more time to nourish or cherish themselves into their days or weeks, their answers mostly fall under one of three reasons: there’s not enough time, they feel guilty asking for the help of others, or they feel selfish for wanting time to themselves. The more caring or giving the person is, the stronger these feelings seem to be. Does that sound familiar to you?
What will you get out of this Challenge?
When you have completed the 14 day Challenge you will feel renewed, cherished and refreshed. You will have begun to cement a habit of valuing yourself that will have positive impacts on those around you. You will have a pool of strategies you can draw on to nurture yourself that don’t cost much in terms of time or money.
Here’s what to expect
You’ll get an email each day for 14 days. The first one will arrive the day after you sign up for Cherish.
Each email will contain a quick and easy challenge for you to complete that day to be kind to yourself, to cherish the person you spend the most time in all the world with – yourself.
The challenges will be free or very low cost, and wont take much time. Amongst them are included some recipes (for your body) and activities. Some are challenges for your body, some for your mind, some for your soul. You will probably have everything you need on hand.
Here’s how to participate in Cherish
Pop your details in the form here.
Check your email for a Welcome message and then keep an eye out the next day for the first Cherish email.
Why not get a friend to join in with you so you can keep each other accountable and share your successes and challenges?
Here’s what others have had to say:
I was prompted to sign up to Cherish because I was at present feeling a little lost. Very busy, no time for me, not sure where I’m headed. I guess I’m a little jelly and wish I had your determination and will power to make things happen and to go out there and enjoy life. I’m trying to make some of these challenges a regular part of my regular. Feet in the soil, some flowers for myself, mindful breathing, a bath! This was a great venture and it taught me that we need to look after ourselves, we deserve it! Vicki
This has have been so helpful. I have had a terrible year. I am a single mum to 2 sons and your emails have helped me so much to find a bit of time for myself. I especially love today’s (Find your place of Joy) So thank you for reminding me. Tracey
Cherish was a great way to take a moment each day to pause and look after yourself. I loved that the ideas were easy to implement. My favourite? The colouring! It was a first for me! Chris