Kindness is bidirectional. Are you conscious of how much better you treat others after you’ve taken care of yourself?
In our modern world of constant information, stimulation, and distraction, it’s easy to think you need to overthink, overwork, and overdo just to survive or thrive.
You don’t. An apocalypse won’t happen and the world will often rebalance itself when you take a mindful interval to breathe, figure out what you need, and gracefully fulfill it.
Today is #nationalkindnessday. However, are you being kind to yourself every day? What are the stories you’re telling yourself? What are you training and reinforcing in your head? Practice makes permanent.
When you’re unkind to yourself, you cause collateral damage making others the external focus of your internal anger, frustration, and resentment.
It may feel good to express and project your issues onto to others in the short term, but is that really a viable longterm strategy?
No matter what you’re going through, lead with compassion and kindness. Compassion is recognizing our shared human experience and guides us to authentic acts of kindness.
The purest form of kindness doesn’t have an audience, offer credit, or accompanies a social media post.
Kindness that’s used to accumulate thanks, fill a selfish void, or manipulate or control someone is not kindness, it’s insidious. Sorry you shady heauxs.
Write, think, or say three ways you can be kinder to yourself. Hit me with an emoji below so I know you did it. 👀