Be kind to yourself.
It’s about time, isn’t it?
Most of us are (or at least try to be) kind to others. But what about ourselves? What happened to treating yourself right?
Many of us tend to forget this in a time and society where pressure just builds and builds, and we need to be better and better, and we need to do everything right.
But kindness towards yourself is one of the first things you should be aware of and practice.
Why? you ask.
Because if you’re kind to yourself you can be truly kind to others. And if you’re kind to yourself, other people will be kinder to you as well. (The same goes for loving yourself, by the way: only when you truly love yourself can you expect other people to love you unconditionally.)
So don’t be too hard on yourself. Give yourself a pat on the back when you’ve done something good. Acknowledge when you do something right. Don’t look past your own achievements.
Today, I suggest you be aware of your thoughts toward yourself. What kind of thoughts are they? Are they kind? Mean? Degrading? Uplifting?
No matter what they are, stop for a moment – right now – and think of something you do well. Give yourself a compliment – a sincere one. Cut yourself some slack and just feel good for a moment.
I promise, it’ll make your day, and hopefully your whole weekend, so much better.