Day three and we are on the way! *mini dance party going on over here* Today, it is time to discuss how to use physical touch as part of your self care practice.
Now I know mama, you’re like I literally feel touch all day every day.
If not by these kids, then by a man, or a dog or anyone else in the household.
You do NOT need any extra touching.
But this is not that kind of touch.
This touch is warranted, it’s provided or done by you for you, and I promise it will leave you filled instead of empty.
As we discussed before, Gary and his book The 5 Love LANGUAGES, describes physical touch as a deeply appropriate touch that is accepted and craved.
See told you, very different than the constant kid touching.
As a mama it’s easy to start getting annoyed with the concept of touching. This can affect other areas in your life like intimacy with your partner, connection with your child and more.
Using your own physical self touch can sometimes reset this process and change your brain from always thinking of touch as “bad” to associating it with “good”!
With this love language, there is a sense of closeness felt with yourself. One that cannot be accomplished through any other form of love.
Physical touch is not always sex or kissing. Sometimes it’s hugging, holding hands, etc.
Now let’s discuss how this will be used in terms of your own self care.
Examples of Physical Touch Self Care Practices
Oftentimes it’s harder to think of activities for yourself for physical touch than it is to think of it for a couple or friends.
So here are some tips:
- Give yourself a hug
- Schedule a massage
- Rub your feet
- Use your foot on a tennis ball for self foot massage
- Rub your neck
- Rub your temples
- Press your palms of your hands together as if you are holding your own hand
- Apply lotion to your body
- Give yourself a face massage
- Place your hands on your face (after you’ve washed of course because well- Covid)
Now with your 10 tips on how to use physical touch as part of your self care practice, it’s time to get to planning!
Schedule yourself a massage or use those pause moments to squeeze in some light self touch.
Tomorrow we’ll be discussing how to use Acts of Service for your own self care and I can’t wait to meet you here!
Take care of you too mama,