Hey you, be kind to yourself!
Updated: Apr 30, 2018
Have you done this before?
I'm referring to taking the time out of your day to speak to yourself in way that is void of love.
Maybe you messed up at something. Maybe you've tried something over & over, but can't seem to get it right. Maybe you've done something and you still haven't forgiven yourself. Maybe you feel like you aren't doing enough.
Regardless of whatever that thing may be, you're missing out on something of importance. You didn't take the time to be kind to yourself.
How mindful are you of the things you say to yourself on a daily basis? Whether you're saying them out loud or constantly repeating them in your head. In case you don't want to tell me how bad it may be for you, I'll tell you how bad it can get for me.
Self depreciation is a pesky little bi- well, you know where I was going with that.
For me, it's always a back and forth battle of whether I should cheer for/celebrate myself or beat myself up because I could always do more or be better. Usually, the latter wins. I'll consciously or subconsciously let my mind spiral into a dark abyss of telling myself a billion negative things, leaving no room for kindness or gentleness.
I know there's this thing called being self aware- which is very important, but being self aware doesn't have to come at the cost of you tearing yourself down. Think about how much you pour into the people in your life that you love? How much you encourage them, lift them up, cheer for them (I hope you do all these things for the people you love).
You deserve to give yourself that same energy! HELLO!
We're often our biggest critics, right? Well, sometimes you need to put the critic to rest and bring out the cheerleader. Speak life over yourself and your situations. Give yourself time. Give yourself room to grow. Give yourself permission to heal.
To me, being kind to yourself means changing the way you think about yourself, the way you speak to yourself, knowing when to slow down and take a break and simply celebrating yourself for how far you've come and how far you're going.
And you know what? It's gonna take more than just simply staying in your head thinking better things. Say it out loud! Stand in front of a mirror and speak to yourself the same way you do when you're pouring into others.
So when it comes to yourself, what are you gonna do?
Thanks for reading, and don't forget... Be great! xoxo.