The other day on Facebook, someone had posted that people should take time to be kind to themselves.
I am not entirely sure what it means. I have often heard people say that you should be kind to others such as strangers, children, the elderly, your neighbors, those less well off than yourself or even animals.
When we want to be kind to others we may pay attention to their needs, their circumstances or the difficulties they face in life and try to help in some way.
But if we are being kind to ourselves then what exactly should we do?
Maybe a good place to start would be to recognize our own needs, circumstances and difficulties we face in life?
I think a great way we could be kinder to ourselves is to take more control of our lives and to recognize that we are ultimately in control of our lives.
If we are not getting enough from life well maybe that is because we are not putting enough in?
Perhaps instead of blaming others for our failures we could turn the spotlight closer to home and see if there is anything we could do for ourselves first?
It might be the ultimate kindness to acknowledge our strengths and our failings so that we can determine where we can work harder on our own and where we need to ask others for help.
So today’s question is simple. What can you do right now to be kinder to yourself?