Self-Kindness

Self-Kindness

Yesterday, I did a Soul Level Animal Communication® reading for a wonderful person and their kitty.  I started our reading by energetically connecting with the person and very quickly discovered they had a huge core of kindness.  This kindness encompassed humans, animals, nature, basically all different kinds of aspects of our human experience.

As I was thinking about the unique and challenging situation, we are all facing right now, I wondered…

How can we show more self-kindness to ourselves?

For example, it often seems that it is much easier to be kinder to another being or animal, than it is to be kind to ourselves. 

I decided to create a list of different ways you can be kind to yourself! 

  • Pay attention to your self-talk
  • Write a thank you note to yourself
  • Take a nap
  • Eat well
  • Read
  • Ride the current rollercoaster, knowing all the emotions you feel, makes you human
  • Move your body
  • Forgive yourself
  • Go outside
  • Breathe deeply
  • Meditate
  • Turn off the news
  • Laugh
  • Dance
  • Connect (virtually) with people you adore and haven’t been in touch with for eons
  • Do Yoga
  • Say yes
  • Create something
  • Sing
  • Stay up late
  • Watch the wild life outside your window
  • Learn something new
  • Do a puzzle
  • Play an instrument
  • Plan
  • Do affirmations in the mirror
  • Paint
  • Smile
  • Clean
  • Do something you rarely get to do, but love to do
  • Bake
  • Ask for help
  • Play with your pet
  • Say no
  • Pamper yourself
  • Doodle
  • Just be
  • Go to bed early
  • Make yourself a special meal
  • Give yourself a break

I realize this list is only the tip of the iceberg!  There are a gazillion ways you can be kind to yourself. I’d love to hear your favorite way you are kind to yourself.

Please remember: the first step is to give yourself permission to do one or more (hopefully, many more) kind things for yourself!

I believe when we are kinder to ourselves, it makes it easier to be kinder to all other living things. 

Stay well and be kind to yourself!

Helen Kosinski

Since 2005, trusted confidant and sage Helen Kosinski has partnered with small business owners and corporate leaders who are too busy to think straight. Together they unlock creative steps to strip away what isn’t working and replace it with an inventive work life, allowing her clients to freely enjoy what’s most meaningful to them.

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