Growing up, we were constantly told to be kind to others. To be polite, nice, and accepting. But we try so hard to be kind to others (which we should be) that we forget to be kind to ourselves too.
We tend to be extremely hard on ourselves. We tend to say hurtful words to ourselves in times of suffering and failure. We doubt our self-worth and think that we are not good enough. We are naturally that way. But we all have to learn to change our minds, to be kinder and to be aware of the words we use to talk about ourselves, to be more patient with our growth.
Don’t be so hard on yourself for feeling lost, confused, for haven’t achieved all that you wanted to achieve. Life would be boring if you’d done it all already, right? So be patient with yourself. Don’t expect success overnight.
Everything will be possible and everything will make perfect sense in the future. Every win, every experience, every situation, good or bad, every mistake, everything that happens in your life will get you to where you’re supposed to be. There are no failures, only learning.
And, along the way, remind yourself of how far you’ve come. One day you’ll be able to say “I like who and how I am“, “I deserve to be happy“, “I can do this“, “I am proud of myself”, and you’ll feel amazing.
♡ Fall in love with taking care of yourself without feeling guilty for it.
♡ Be uncomfortable and be okay with it. You will grow to overcome it one day.
♡ Do not look for validation from others, but find validation from yourself. We will always have ourselves, no matter what people or things leave our lives.
♡ Believe in yourself, forget about other think. And don’t stop until you’re proud.
♡ Love yourself as you are and you will find love for who you are to become.
And whenever you feel like your life is upside down, and you feel lost, just give yourself permission to slow down and to do things that fuel your body and soul:
- Write positive affirmations
- Write a gratitude list
- Listen to a good podcast
- Read a book
- Pamper yourself
- Write down your accomplishments
- Move your body
- Put on some music and dance around your house
- Go into nature
- But more importantly: let yourself feel everything when you need
Just do whatever makes you feel at peace. You need you – so take care of yourself a little more, even when the days are hard.
♡ You do matter. And you always will.
♡ Today and always you are: worthy & accepted, never alone, filled with purpose, known & loved, beautiful, significant.
So – first and foremost – be kind to yourself.
It all starts – inside.