Friday, 13 March 2015

Day 38 of 182. Would you criticise others the way you do yourself? Be Kind to you.


Day 38 of 182

Friday 13th March
 


 

I love this blog. So much. For lots of reasons, at first it was mainly the good I could feel it doing to me as I wrote and now the response from people reading it has been amazing.

I use the word amazing a lot don't I? After writing yesterday's post and remembering again how I had been feeling, to be here now feeling so good, loving my life does seem amazing.

Knowing now that it is also helping people, makes it harder to not post some days, but it is also really important to me that I practice what I preach and today I am preaching to everyone

“Be kind to you”

Whatever it is you are doing be kind to you now. We can be so hard on ourselves, so critical speaking to ourselves a way we would never allow others to, or working ourselves harder than we would expect of anyone else.

Be it work, diets, caring for your family, your home don't give yourself a hard time over it. Don't set standards so high you have to fail and have a reason to criticize yourself even more.
 Even if you want to change, be kind now to the you that you are now.

See yourself as others see you.
 My rule #3 be kind to my reflection was one of the hardest at first but one that has played a big part, the kinder I was  to me, the more I began to believe that I deserved what I wanted in life and the more I believed it the more it began to happen. It is happening.

Positive change is there for us all, first  we must believe we deserve it.

Today being kind to me, means allowing my body time to recover from the injury sustained to my head this week. I totally underestimated the time required, and my body is giving me all the signs to stop.

To recover I need to rest so that’s what I’m going to do. Properly, physical and mental rest. Away from the laptop and a chance to quieten my mind, it's so busy thinking of all the things I want to share.
 I'll get a face to face chance to share everything at my talk in May.

I’m happy now and know that this was meant to happen. I shall spend this weekend focusing on health, rest, relaxation and mindfulness…who knows what stories I will have to tell next week.

 

Another important step for me as a past people pleaser, with a fear of letting people down, I know now that I’m not.

 

Mindfulness is a word we hear a lot lately, came across this article from Aware on Facebook today and its well worth a read. Especially if you think that “mindful” may mean running around with your head in the clouds, ignoring reality and smiling all the time. It doesn't!
http://www.aware.ie/about-mindfulness/