“How you love yourself, is how you teach others to love you.” –RUPI KAUR
So treat yourself well in word, thought, and deed–especially in thought. This is where I fail to love on myself the most. Critical, judgmental thoughts I would never say to anyone else! Why is it that we are sometimes our own harshest critics? It’s a complex issue that includes playing the comparison game, thinking that failure in any way dooms us, and believing every thought our mind churns out as real and true–especially those thoughts that keep us up at 2:00am (hint: thoughts are just thoughts–noise, like the TV on in the background).
Here are some ways to be more kind–and loving–to yourself:
- Acknowledge negative or critical thoughts, and realize that their source is from early painful experiences. Turn the ‘inner critic’ into a villain, someone that makes you smile and shake your head.
- Allow yourself to make mistakes. It’s okay to make mistakes, which are opportunities for learning in disguise.
- Stop comparing comparing yourself to others. It’s natural and part of being human Now, shift that energy, make it productive by focusing on yourself and your journey.
- Learn to face your fears. Instead of pushing them away, try to understand them. Tame the roaring lion into a kitten.
- See beauty in the simple, every day, experiences and things around you. Try to notice one each day, and feel grateful for it. 🙏🏼
Make every day a love note to yourself by fueling your body well, moving it daily, and treating yourself as though you are worthy of love–because you are!
LOKAH SAMASTAH SUKHINO BHAVANTU
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