The Secret Handbook 4 Teens

Time 4 a Random Act of Kindness – 4 U!

cupcakes

Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. – Max Ehrman

On this road to learning to love yourself we’ve discussed the following:

1. Know yourself.

2. Be true to yourself.

3. Accept yourself.

Today we’re going to discuss #4: Be gentle with yourself.

You’ve probably noticed that you’re much harder on yourself than you are on others (and let’s admit it, we can all be pretty judge-y and critical of others so the fact that we’re actually harder on ourselves is pretty bad.) We’ve talked about accepting ourselves and forgiving ourselves but it’s ok to just be nice to yourself too. In fact, you’ve heard of paying it forward and random acts of kindness right? Why not love yourself by using some of those acts of kindness on you?

These acts of kindness are going to look different depending on what personally makes you happy. Maybe it means going to sleep on time because you know your body needs it. Maybe it means treating yourself to that Frappucino you’ve been craving but not getting because you’re trying to eat healthier and save money. The list is endless but sometimes you need to be nice to you in order to learn to love yourself.

I don’t know about you, but all this talk of self-kindness makes me want a cupcake! How are you going to do to be kind to you today?

 

 

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