being kind to myself means:
accepting where I am in my life. I may not be where I want to be, but I am taking steps to become a better version of myself.
accepting my body and the changes it’s gone through.
being okay with swapping strength training for yoga. there are different forms of fitness, each one bringing new and exciting challenges to both the body and mind. it is okay to try new things, while letting go of the old.
staying true to my own goodness. i am aware there are things i need to strengthen within myself, but i am also aware that i do not need to make any changes to my soul. i am perfect as i am.
giving myself time and space to relax. it’s okay to take a ‘me day’ or a couple ‘me hours’ and just relax. this might mean drawing, watching a favorite show on netflix, cooking myself something yummy for dinner, or literally just laying down.
accepting that i don’t have everything figured out and possibly never will. as much as i feel safe with making plans for my life, things are constantly changing and being okay with the possibility that i might never know what i want to do with it (my life) is important.
knowing i am doing the best i can with what i have/know at the moment.
knowing i can only do so much. there are always going to be people who demand certain things, attention, etc. and there will always be bills pilling up, chores to complete, jobs to get done. we can only do what we can do with the resources we have now.
letting things go that do not serve me. ie. the past, negative thoughts, old wounds, etc.
allowing myself to feel.
allowing myself to get angry.
allowing myself to express my thoughts and emotions in whatever way works for me in the moment.
this whole ‘being kind to myself’ concept seems to be a theme in my life right now and i can’t ignore it.