No-box-thinking with Dinah Liversidge

Nurture and Nourish your Mindset: What's your perfect recipe for nourishment?

February 11, 2021 Dinah Liversidge Season 2021 Episode 15
No-box-thinking with Dinah Liversidge
Nurture and Nourish your Mindset: What's your perfect recipe for nourishment?
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No-box-thinking with Dinah Liversidge
Nurture and Nourish your Mindset: What's your perfect recipe for nourishment?
Feb 11, 2021 Season 2021 Episode 15
Dinah Liversidge

Nourishment is not all about what we eat; to nourish our mindset we must make time for things that help us grow, have good health and stay in good condition. 

In this episode I ask what recipe for nourishment you can create to support your mindset.

I’m Dinah Liversidge and I’m a Coach and Trainer, a Celebrant and co-host of The Charcoal Hut, a woodland cabin in Myddfai, Carmarthenshire. I’m also a no-box-thinker. I believe when we stop trying to ‘think outside the box’ we take away labels and limitations that were always an illusion. There never was a box.

I love being a Coach, a Celebrant and a Host. All these aspects of my life help me achieve that illusive ‘work-life balance’ so many seem to be striving for. Join me in Myddfai in our woodland garden for a #MyddfaiMinute and listen to one minute of birdsong. I hope it brings you some peace.

If you’d like to explore Coaching, take a look at my Mindset Coaching here

I hope you’re enjoying my Podcasts. I’d love you to share them with someone you think would get something positive from them. 

Dinah  

Show Notes Transcript

Nourishment is not all about what we eat; to nourish our mindset we must make time for things that help us grow, have good health and stay in good condition. 

In this episode I ask what recipe for nourishment you can create to support your mindset.

I’m Dinah Liversidge and I’m a Coach and Trainer, a Celebrant and co-host of The Charcoal Hut, a woodland cabin in Myddfai, Carmarthenshire. I’m also a no-box-thinker. I believe when we stop trying to ‘think outside the box’ we take away labels and limitations that were always an illusion. There never was a box.

I love being a Coach, a Celebrant and a Host. All these aspects of my life help me achieve that illusive ‘work-life balance’ so many seem to be striving for. Join me in Myddfai in our woodland garden for a #MyddfaiMinute and listen to one minute of birdsong. I hope it brings you some peace.

If you’d like to explore Coaching, take a look at my Mindset Coaching here

I hope you’re enjoying my Podcasts. I’d love you to share them with someone you think would get something positive from them. 

Dinah  

Speaker 1:

Hi there I'm Dinah Liversidge. And thanks for joining me on my notebooks thinking podcast. This month, I'm focusing on how we can nurture and nourish ourselves to support our mindset. Today. I wanted to talk about nourishment. This is defined as providing with food or other substances necessary for growth, health, and good condition. And it's interesting how I think most of us, when we think of nourishment, think of food or perhaps food and drink, but we rarely think of how those other substances might materialize and what they really are because things that are necessary for growth, health, and good condition, definitely come in many forms. Other than food. I grew up , uh , in a relatively kind of extended big family. Although we were only four of us at home. We have lots of cousins and aunts and uncles, and we quite often got together for big family gatherings and everybody would bring something to eat. But when I look back on those big gatherings, it wasn't the food that they brought that I remember. It's the conversations, the fun I got up to with my cousins, the , the playing in the garden, the giggles, the tricks we played on our grandparents. Those were the things that were nourishing me. They were good for my growth, my health and my genuine all over the condition. Sure. That food was pretty amazing. Boy, my mom and my aunts and uncles were great cooks , but it wasn't the food that was nourishing us. It was the time together. So how are you supporting yourself by providing a perfect recipe for nourishment? I wonder if you can imagine what that looks like, perhaps if you started by looking at a week and thinking, so if I was to find a way to nourish myself every day, what would that look like? And before you tell yourself about how busy you are, go back and listen to episode three of this series, because so much of what we do to avoid looking after ourselves is that story we spent about being too busy. Yet. We always find time to do this for others. So take that week and think maybe work backwards. What are the days off you get? They're not always a traditional Saturday and Sunday. Perhaps you have days off midweek. What can you do to nourish yourself in some way, every single day? I know many of us have had to pretty much all of us have had to adapt how we would choose to do this because of the limits of the last year. And it's possible that some of those limitations are going to stay in place for a long time. So think about how this ideal recipe needs to be able to adapt. I know lots of people who've bought stationary bicycles. They love cycling. They love sometimes going out for three, four hours at a time on their bikes. And of course they haven't been able to do that recently. So they've bought bicycles that are stationary, that are in a spare inch of space in the house that isn't being used as an office. And I know one person who's plugged it in front of a big screen, TV and plays beautiful scenery of, of snow-capped mountains or here in Nebraska and beacons. And she says that it inspires her and reconnect her with the wonderful feelings she used to get when she was cycling in the beacons. So her recipe for nourishment has changed and adapted, but she's still cycling. She's still getting the physical , um , boost of that. And the , of course, the hormonal release of those lovely endorphins. So what is your perfect recipe? It can be lots of small things. I've always said that I'm a snacker. I eat between meals, but I do that with my emotional nourishment too. When I look at my calendar every day has a lunchtime blocked out for me. And I stick to that religiously. These days, I spent many years working from my desk , uh , and I know that that didn't nourish me. In fact, all it really ever gave me was a touch of indigestion. And of course that sense that you had to rush, but if you move away from your desk and give yourself that time to appreciate the nourishment you're putting into your body, lunch becomes a different experience. And then to top that up at regular intervals to , to snack on narrow nourishment, by popping outside, being with the trees, spending some time focused and really being attentive with your partner or your kids, that's all nourishing. I'd love to know what you put into your recipe. What is going to be the thing that no matter how busy the story is, you're going to start making time for it every day. And I'd love to know how quickly you feel the benefit. Thanks for joining me on the podcast today. On the next episode, I'm going to talk about how, when we nurture others, it can help us with our own mindset. I hope you'll join me and do remember there never was a bowl .

Speaker 2:

Okay.