Find Time to Create a Nurturing Environment

SunriseFinding time for self-care can receive a big boost when your environment is geared to nurture and sustain you.  In The Finding Time E-zine we recently explored ways to create nurturing spaces for yourself – and the very significant impact that this has on your life!  (For more articles like this, sent straight to your inbox, once a month, sign up to download our FREE Finding Time Boundary Template.  When you do you’ll also start receiving our monthly Finding Time E-zine, as well as our weekly Finding Time Tips as additional, FREE bonuses!)


Have you created an uplifting environment in which to spend part of your day, yet stopped short of extending a warm welcome to yourself in other areas? How does this affect the time you spend in each place?

Envision your place of work, for example. Whether you work inside or outside the home, alone or with family or colleagues, you deserve a workspace that invites you to do your best with the maximum of comfort and the minimum of stress.

Describe how you feel when you first enter this space. Is the lighting sufficient? Do you have a comfortable place to stand, move, or sit? Are your work tools adequate, and can you use them without risk of injury?

You can learn a lot by noticing ways you have or have not yet created an optimal space for yourself. Perhaps what is missing in your work environment also undercuts your approach to work.  For example, if you mercilessly push yourself, gritting your teeth simply to get through the workday, see if you also push past poor working conditions and unsatisfactory work arrangements.

If, on the other hand, you spend much of your time at work wishing you were elsewhere, you may discover that distractions in your environment constantly command your attention, slowing your progress and making you feel trapped.

Next, picture yourself walking into an environment that welcomes you. In this setting, your shoulders relax, and you feel naturally drawn to open your project. Your creativity is stimulated, you can easily access what’s needed, and distractions are kept to a minimum. You work efficiently and comfortably.

How does this ideal space differ from your current work setting?

How might you modify the colors, the organization, the equipment and boundaries to better support yourself and your work?

In summary: Any change will boost your morale, and no beginning is too small.


Do you see your inner nurturer’s qualities reflected in your living and/or working environment?  What impact does that have on your time and energy … and your life?   Drop me a line – I’d love to know.

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