Following the theme of this week’s Kindness Challenge prompt of self-compassion, I wanted to share this message to start off your week!
Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens. -Louise Hay
This goes out to all of my readers that have a habit of being their worst critic. I know it might have started off innocently, trying to be your best (or maybe not so innocently). The thing is, many times we don’t get the results we expect by being so hard on ourselves. Just for this week, I want to encourage you to focus on extending yourself some self-compassion. It might be awkward at first, but give it a try this week and see how you end the week feeling.
A moment of self–compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life.
-Christopher K. Germer
Did you need to see this message today? What are your thoughts? Could you use some more self-compassion? Will you commit to showing yourself some compassion this week? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments!