We are taught to be kind to each other, but how often are we taught to be kind to ourselves?
Growing up, I was taught how to be kind and why it was so important. I am eternally grateful for my parent's teachings, they taught me how to be kind to (almost) everyone. Now as most of us learn how to be kind to others, when are we taught to be kind to ourselves? Not many people even know what being kind to yourself can mean. So let's go over why and how you can be kind to yourself.
Forgiving others can be tough, but forgiving yourself can be even harder. When something awful happens, we tend to blame ourselves. We have thousands of thoughts rushing through our head like "Why did I do that?" "How did I let that happen". It is an awful nasty habit everyone does at times. But we need to remind ourselves that everything happens for a reason. And we cannot keep beating ourselves up over things, no matter how badly they may seem our fault. We have to learn to forgive ourselves and move on. It won't be easy, but if you can forgive a friend, you can forgive yourself.
Now as most of you would guess, I love social media. Instagram and Pinterest are my favorite apps. It is a good way to engage with other people and learn new things. And of course, it is a good way to have fun. But sometimes scrolling through social media can put you down. You tend to compare yourself to others without even trying. So, take a weekend and do a social media cleanse! Two days can help you mentally and emotionally.
Check Your Habits
This is something I am awful at doing. My habits are not the greatest. And it is something I really need to work on, so let's all make this a goal. Small basic habits like, getting enough sleep. Making sure you get all three meals a day. And make sure you get out of the house. These may seem like small things, but when you do this you are being kind to your physical and mental self.
These are just a few things. But they are so important!
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