Be Kind to Yourself
It is never right to be cruel to yourself. Any time you find yourself being cruel to yourself, remind yourself, “This is unnecessary. This is untrue.”
Honor and appreciate the things you do, even if they seem small. The small things that you do to move toward your goal add up. They matter.
Pause any time you notice harsh criticism or judgment of yourself going on between your ears. Take a deep breath. Remind yourself that no one deserves to be treated that way, least of all you, and certainly not by yourself.
Feel the value of being present in the moment. There’s a real danger of getting into that “do, do, do” mentality and feeling impatient with yourself if you’re not doing.
Recognize the value of being. From time to time allow yourself to just be.