Be Kind to yourself so you can be happy enough to be kind to the world.Misha Collins
To determine what kindness is and means to you; you need to be self-aware. That comes from spending the time with and getting to know yourself. It’s knowing your strengths and weaknesses. It’s knowing you may have triggers from unresolved trauma. It’s being honest with yourself and admitting you may still have healing to do. Before you can extend kindness to others you have to extend it to yourself first. You need to be compassionate; give the grace you need especially when the times are hard. Hold that space, nurture and pour into yourself. You aren’t afraid to feel and you embrace the range of emotions that course through you. You know having an emotional response is a good thing. You are know the difference between reacting and responding. You can or are learning to identify and label your emotions. You exercise emotional intelligence. You affirm yourself daily. You celebrate your unique qualities and show yourself appreciation.
We are reminded that on this journey of life; being kind to ourselves is so important.
There will always be times when it’s hard to remember your strengths. These are the times you need to give yourself special attention. Be kind to yourself, kindness nurtures and gives hopes to your dreams. Respect yourself, listen to your needs, and treat yourself as you would a dear friend. Encourage yourself, don’t take for granted the qualities that make you unique. Focus yourself, it is with discipline and motivation that you will move toward your goals. Be giving towards yourself, in that way, your strength will thrive, and you’ll be realizing yours goals a day at a time.Dhani Arias
How do you encourage yourself? If someone were to hear your self-talk would they be appalled? How do you show yourself appreciation and give that much needed self-encouragement? Do you give to yourself and is this done often? To show up in the world as a confident person you must have an unwavering self belief. This comes from evidence that you are dependable and reliable. You accomplish what you set your mind to and there are minimal acts of self-betrayal. You have a great relationship with yourself and you genuinely like who you are!
Embrace being your own hype-man! Sometimes you have to look in the mirror pop your collar and say “Yea I did that!” or “Yea I am that woman/man” Know what you want and go after it like your life depends on it. You owe it to yourself to try. To pursue your goals; you require discipline and motivation. Remember whenever you say to “YES” to something; you are saying “NO” to something else. So make sure you prioritize your time for what really matters. Whatever you give your attention to amplifies. So make sure it is to things; people and activities that will add value to your life and bring you closer to your dreams. Your faith in yourself has to be unwavering regardless of the outcome. When you can give to yourself and give what you need; your personal strength increases and you can truly thrive.
Recognize too that someone’s reaction to you may not be about you; but a projection of how they feel and think about themselves. It is good to examine if your behavior and action warranted such a response from that person. If you know within your heart of hearts you are not the cause; then extend to them the grace they so desperately need. It will not always be easy and sometimes you may have to curse a person out; send them back from whence they came and/or cut them off. Remember words have tremendous power and be mindful of what you put out into the world. The word you give could save somebody’s life. When you get the chance to be kind; please be kind. It may require you to rise above a desire to lay someone flat but your higher self has faith that you know better and will do better.
You are unique and special; nobody can do you like you can. Walk through this world with the confidence that you have what it takes to realize your dreams and you are willing to do what it takes. For one day; one day your goals will be a reality.