Being kind to yourself is teaching others how to treat you. Because only you can show them your true worth and how valuable you are.
Everything begins with you. But the question is how and where will you start? Here are 8 different ways to show kindness to yourself.
1. Embrace your power
You’ll never know how strong you are until you listen to that voice inside you saying how brave and powerful you are.
And once you hear that, it’s the perfect time to lift yourself up. You can do it by expressing yourself courageously and giving yourself recognition.
Don’t be shy about sharing your thoughts and opinions, as long as you’re not deliberately hurting other people’s feelings.
Accepting who you are is also a good way to embrace your power. Stop trying to fit it and show yourself compassion.
Give yourself recognition every time you accomplish something, or even when you’re starting something new. Always remember that small progress is still progress.
2. Honor your dreams
You need to set goals that are big enough to spark your fire. No matter what happens, do not forget your dreams and make the most out of every opportunity that comes your way.
But don’t forget to balance everything so you will not experience physical, mental, or emotional burnout. You need to find a balance between hard work and self-care. There should be a separate time for striving and enjoying.
3. Create positive circle
Show kindness to yourself by having people around you who do good things and can bring good influence into your life.
Your inner circle of influence will be the one to give you positive energy and the right vibes all the way through.
And in order for you to find the right people, you also have to be the right person. You can start by giving unconditionally to others and treating people with respect.
4. Take good care of yourself
Showing kindness to yourself is a form of self-love. So never be too hard on yourself. If you ever made a mistake, learn to forgive and respect the decisions you’ve made.
Remind yourself of your good qualities to boost your self-esteem and confidence. Most especially, don’t forget to remind yourself how blessed you are.
Spend some time to treat and pamper yourself.
Doing all of these is one way to prevent emotional burnout.
5. Learn how to calm yourself
If you ever caught yourself in a distressing situation, or you have so many things to do, pause and take a deep breath.
It’s never healthy to do everything at once because you’re just draining yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally. No matter how important things are, your health must still be your top priority.
Practice meditation and some ways to boost your energy and brainpower.
Another fun way is to loosen yourself up by singing or dancing like nobody’s watching.
Also, learn to let things go. Sometimes you don’t need to react to certain situations to avoid complications.
And there would also be times you need to set things free, so that life becomes easier.
6. Be a person of integrity
Always be true to your word. Don’t decide when you’re mad or too excited because that’s where broken promises are usually created from.
A person of integrity is someone who does the right thing, even when no one is watching. Be that person, too.
Being true to your word and firm about your actions will make you feel proud and bold. You walk with your head held high because you know in your heart that you’re a person of dignity and integrity.
7. Don’t be scared to have high standards
If someone tells you that your standards are too high, don’t be bothered. There’s nothing bad with wanting the best for yourself because you deserve it.
With that being said, never settle for less than you deserve. Because once you start to accept low standards, it would be hard to say no.
Explore more, don’t be afraid to meet new people, and try out new adventures so you will see the world in a bigger picture.
8. Be healthy
Kindness to one’s self is showing kindness to your body as well.
Eat nutritious foods, have a balanced diet, get enough sleep, stay active, socialize, and have regular doctor and dental checkups.
It is difficult to stay happy if you’re unhealthy. Therefore, be kind to yourself so that you will have the strength to take care of your loved ones, plus the willpower to reach your goals in life.
A kind and gentle reminder:
Go above and beyond yourself by being kind to your body, gentle with your mind, and patient with your heart. Keep in mind to stay true to your spirit, cherish your soul, and never doubt yourself.