Be Kind to Yourself

We are always so quick to criticize ourselves and often are our own worst enemies. Here are five ways to cultivate self-compassion:

  1. Start and finish the day gently. Give yourself this gift every day.
  2. At the end of each day, have some quiet time to reflect on what you’ve done well that day.
  3. When you make a mistake stop your critical voice and remind yourself that its okay- you don’t need to be perfect.
  4. Do one self-nurturing thing every week (every day is even better).It might be a massage, a bath, wearing something special or cooking a lovely meal.
  5. When you look in the mirror, really look. Acknowledge the vulnerable yet beautiful person looking back at you.

As my favorite author, Dr. Seuss states:

“Today you are you, That is truer than true, There is no one alive who is, You’er than You”

Appreciate yourself and all your gifts … You have a lot to offer the world. Kindness starts with self.

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