know their value and worth and grow their confidence and belief in themselves . When we prioritize self-nurturing as a family , we teach our children how critical it is for our health and well-being . Practicing as a family also decreases the possibility that we will put off nurturing ourselves to take care of our family . Finding ways to do both changes the paradigm completely . Cultivating selfnurturing practices for the whole family builds in accountability and encourages everyone to take loving care of themselves .
And the gift of this commitment is that the more we nurture ourselves , the healthier we are , our relationships are , and our communities are . Prioritizing nurturing activities as a family creates ripples of positivity throughout our lives and empowers us to make positive changes in the world . Remember when we are overwhelmed , exhausted and close to burnout , we do not feel hopeful or empowered to be our best
... cultivating selfnurturing practices for the whole family will increase feelings of interconnectedness , community , and belonging , which improves everyone ’ s physical and mental health . selves . Recognizing that self-nurturing can be engaged in alone , with friends , or with your family expands your choices and amplifies the positive impact to your health and well-being . And cultivating self-nurturing practices for the whole family will increase feelings of interconnectedness , community , and belonging , which improves everyone ’ s physical and mental health .
As you begin to reflect on ways you can cultivate more selfnurturing practices for the whole family ask yourself the following questions :
1 . What activities does my family enjoy doing together ?
2 . What nurturing practice do we already engage in as a family ?
3 . What is one of my favorite selfnurturing practices that I can adapt to include my family ?
Now that your creativity is flowing , you may want to try these three self-nurturing practices as a family :
Play Games Together – Playing games is a wonderful way to learn , connect , and have fun together as a family . There is so much research about how games support