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10 Ways to Be Kind to Yourself Starting Today


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4. Take just 2 minutes in the morning or evening to appreciate yourself.

Create a kinder and more balanced self-image by making it a quick and daily habit to appreciate yourself.

Here’s what you do:

Sit down with a journal on your smart phone, computer or in paper form. Ask yourself:

What are 3 things I can appreciate about myself?

It could be that you are a good listener or are doing well with your hobby right now. Or that you have a love for animals, people or music.

It doesn’t have to be big things either. Maybe just that you flossed or brushed your teeth this morning. The important thing is to appreciate yourself both for the little things and the things you may take for granted and not just for reaching a big milestone once in while.

6. Be kinder towards others.

The way you think about and treat others is often the way you think about and treat yourself. So choose to be kinder towards others to, over time, become kinder and more understanding towards yourself too.

For example:

Let someone into your lane while driving.

Encourage a friend or a family member when they are uncertain or unmotivated.

Just be there and listen as you let someone vent.

10. Simply remind yourself of why is smart to be kind to yourself.

By knowing the reasons why it is smart to be kinder to yourself it, in my experience, becomes easier and easier to be kind to yourself and to take the time for it every day.

By reminding yourself of benefits such as better real life results, more perseverance, higher self-esteem, more inner happiness and stillness, more positive relationships with yourself and other people it becomes easier to stay kind to yourself through life’s natural ups and downs.