I recently published a blog post on the importance of restorative niches, those little respites in the day you create for yourself to recharge and refuel. Today, I want to get a little more specific and address the restorative toolkit. Every toolkit varies since every woman has unique needs. In essence, the idea behind a restorative toolkit is to assemble various tools and strategies that can help you recharge and find your center. In their insightful book Lean Like a Woman, Megan Dalla-Camina and Michelle McQuaid offer examples of what some women include in their restorative toolkits:
-stopping for a short yoga break
-taking a hot bath with sea salts
-drinking a cup of herbal tea (or a bottle of wine if it’s been that kind of day)
-eating high quality dark chocolate
-coloring in a mandala book
-walking in nature
-reading inspirational quotes
-stepping away for five minutes to focus on your inspirational vision board
In other words, what Dalla-Camina and McQuaid are suggesting is that we take the time to figure out what truly calms and relaxes us most and harness the benefits of these tools to maintain our well-being and happiness. What’s more, with all the wonderful books, health products, and practices out there, there is undoubtedly something to suit everyone’s needs. The key is to seek out those tools and keep them close by to access when needed.
What “tools” do you have in your restorative toolkit? What strategies and tools help you recharge and regain your center? Please feel free to leave a comment in the box below!
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