WELLNESS TIP: Give Yourself The Gifts of Kindness & Forgiveness
Are you someone who tries to #motivate yourself through negative self-talk?
Do you dwell on your #mistakes, ruminate about what you should have said or did, and beat yourself up for your missteps?
Do you hold yourself to impossible standards, but can be much more understanding about others’ flaws?
Does the #holidays trigger certain memories or past experiences that cause you to feel shame or guilt?
If any of this sounds like you, then there are two gifts you can give yourself today, for free: #KINDNESS and FORGIVENESS!
Even though these gifts are free, they sometimes don’t come easy. We are often the harshest critics of ourselves. But everyone deserves a little grace, a chance to start anew, to not create the same hurts in yourself and others.
So, take a deep breath, and:
1. Say out loud, “I forgive myself for ___________" (fill in the blank) and then write down at least one way you will correct the mistake going forward.
2. Do something nice for yourself today. If you get stuck, think what someone who loves you might do for you.
Happy holidays. I hope you give yourself two of the best gifts that money can’t buy!