Did you read my 4 quotes to encourage You to be kinder to yourself ? No?
Then do yourself a favour and take five minutes to read these quotes which will hopefully inspire you to start treating yourself with more respect and kindness. We spend time showing kindness to others but usually come up short when being kind to ourselves.
Now that you are inspired …….
Here are 10 simple ways to be kinder to yourself – starting today
1. Learn to say ‘No’ more often
Why is it that we have so much trouble saying ‘NO’? Trying to be everything to everyone is not good for your health and well being. Be more discerning in when you say ‘Yes’ and when you say ‘No’.
2. Schedule in ‘Me time’
It is so important to schedule in time just for yourself. To do whatever you want in that time without interruption. Don’t disregard ‘me time’.
3. Cut yourself some slack and stop putting unreal expectations on yourself
Women usually have the problem of having unreal expectations of themselves and try to be ‘Superwoman’. Well ‘Superwoman’ doesn’t exist in the real world so don’t kill yourself trying to be perfect all of the time.
4. Learn to meditate daily
Starting the day with 5 minutes of meditation will bring calm to your mornings. Clear the mind of problems for even these few minutes and your mental health will benefit.
5. Exercise regularly
Being fit and healthy with regular exercise is good for your mind, body and soul. So make the time for 30 minutes of exercise that YOU ENJOY 4-5 days per week.
6. Make healthier food choices
Eating a healthy well-balanced diet will have you feeling energised and looking great.
7. Learn something new everyday
Exercise your brain by learning something new everyday. Try a crossword, learn a language or take up a craft or hobby.
8. Schedule regular pamper sessions
I love regular visits to the hair salon or having my nails done. I also enjoy luxuriating in a bubble bath or enjoying a massage. Looking after yourself and treating yourself to a bit of pampering certainly lifts the spirits and who doesn’t deserve a little pampering?
9. Get an early night more often
Having a good night’s sleep is another way you can be kind to yourself. Burning the candle at both ends will just result in you being burned out. Nurture yourself with an early night more often.
10. Write a positive mantra and repeat each morning
If we say something often enough we will actually start to believe it. Write a mantra which includes something positive about yourself and repeat it each morning. Print it off, stick it on your mirror and say it out loud. Keep reinforcing the positives and start believing in yourself.