5 Steps To Be Kind To Yourself
There are times when we carefully watch what we say to others. When we know a friend is going through a time of feeling bad. We sit there and take our sweet time trying to get the right words together to uplift a friend but we give ourselves maybe a minute if that much and speak negative words to ourselves when we are feeling bad. We find ourselves caring deeply for their feelings but what about the times that we deny ourselves the same treatment.
You may wonder what times? You know, the times when you find yourself saying negative words to yourself about what you did not finish yet, or maybe the time when you felt that you were not good enough, or even the time when you thought you could have done a task in a better way. This list can go on and on. It would be beneficial to give yourself the same treatment that you would give a friend in these type of situations.
Have you notice how we are some of the worst critics when it comes to ourselves? I mean we can really beat ourselves up with negative words. I mean, there have been times in life that if there was a boxing match going on between me and myself (the worst critic with negative words), myself will beat me with a knock out in the 1st round. Thank God for growth.
Remember the post I wrote about 6 Ways To Say No To Self Negative Talk. Negative words will keep you stuck. They do not help the situation. They just take us further into the world of negativity and breaks us down. Breaks us down into a fragile state. We began doubting other abilities that we may have. It is difficult to get anything done positive in a fragile state.
One of the best steps you can do for yourself is Be Kind To Yourself. This is not the only step in life that will yield positivity but it is right up there in the list of Big Ones. Is it always easy to be kind to yourself? Not at first if you are your worst critic, but as you participate in daily activities that are geared toward loving on yourself, it will become easy to develop kindness toward yourself. With kindness, you speak positive words into your mind. You build yourself up instead of tearing yourself down. You show compassionate to yourself.
Related reading: How I Create a Self Care Kit
When you be kind to yourself, you open the door to produce greatness because you began to think good about yourself. This leads to believing in yourself and achieving goals in life. This helps you allow peace into your life. I encourage you to take some time and choose your words carefully because when you talk to yourself, you are listening-Lisa M. Hayes
I have created a list of 5 Simple Ways That Are Geared Toward Me Loving On Myself Which Lead To Me Being Kind To Myself that have been helpful to me
- Forgive yourself– No one is perfect.
- Magnify your strengths– We all have strengths and positive characteristics. Thinking about what I am good at is always empowering.
- Participate in self-care techniques-This helps reduce the impact of daily stressors and allow peace in my life. Pampering also makes me feel good about myself.
- Make some positive affirmations that you can review daily-Speak positive words into my mind help remove negative words from my though process.
- Make a list of ways to encourage yourself-By creating this list, I have a built-in cheerleader.
When I participate in these steps and love on myself, I am equipping my mind with positivity which makes it easy for me to be kind to myself. It is easy for me to say kind words to myself like I would a friend because the kindness is already there for me to tap into. If you would like to read further about self-care techniques, I shared some techniques in my post about 5 Tips To Reduce Stress. About a couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post on 5 Simple Ways To Encourage Yourself that you may find helpful.
I know you may have a busy schedule but I hope this post give you a moment to think about the importance of being kind to yourself.
Update: I have created a printable just for you.
How do you be kind to yourself? If you have some tips on how to be kind to yourself, I would love for you to share them.
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