“Be kind to unkind people – they need it the most.”
This year seems to have flown by and as our lives get busier, it seems that there is even less time for ourselves which can take a huge toll upon our mental health and general wellbeing.
Whilst HR acts of kindness is designed to bring smiles and joy to others, it is also important to remember that these acts can also make us feel good too.
Being kind to ourselves sounds easy when it is written as a simple statement, but it is one of the most difficult things we can do, we are our own worst critic so most of us are really hard on ourselves, creating bubbles of excess pressure from various sources; it could be that you don’t feel good about your weight or that you made a simple mistake at work, that internal voice is always quick to negatively appear and say something that damages our confidence and makes us feel pretty rubbish about ourselves.
This is not ok.
We acknowledge that life is difficult sometimes, just make sure you recognise these thoughts and behaviours and learn how to turn them into a positive before they become a long term negative problem.
So your challenge today is: focus on being kind to yourself, notice when you are being too hard on yourself and say kind positive words to yourself instead.