Tuesday

Resolve to be more KIND TO YOURSELF In 2020


If you are feeling stressed out or uncomfortable living in your own skin that is a SIGNAL for you to begin being kind to yourself.

I have talked to thousand of people over the years and it is surprising to me the number of people who treat themselves very unkindly. To be honest about it, they treat themselves brutally, always criticizing or putting themselves down, rarely thinking the best about themselves. 

Worry, anxiety, being afraid or living in a constant state of fear are all signs that you are not being kind to yourself. 


 The  Dictionary Definition of KIND 

  • of a good or benevolent nature or disposition.
  • having, showing, or proceeding from benevolence.
  • considerate, helpful, humane.
  • mild; gentle.
  • loving, affectionate.

Being kind to yourself begins with becoming conscious of those times when you are unkind to yourself....

Self-Kindness begins with how we talk to ourselves especially when things aren't going our way or we aren't getting what we want.  Kindness includes talking affectionately to our body along with thanking it for healing itself when we are sick or hurt ourselves.

Talking kindly to yourself is about replacing all of those cruel conversations you have with yourself with conversations that inspire, empower or energize you in some way.

Talk to yourself with the kind words you would share with a new born baby.  Be kind to yourself in all ways because you are worth it.  

What does it mean to be kind to yourself?

It means to stop holding yourself to such high standards that you never feel like you are good enough. It means putting an end to comparing yourself to others. It means to stop  beating yourself up for making a mistake or for not being good enough at something.  Being kind to yourself, in all ways, will make you healthy, wealthy and wise.

 

Frederick Zappone, 
Author, Love Is All I Know


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