Better at Kind …
I am awake, I am alive, and this morning I am smiling at how much better I am at being kind.
And no, I don’t mean to my fellow human being. (I think I have always been kind in that area.) I mean to me because I have discovered that feeling like you have value has a LOT to do with treating yourself like you have value and that my friend, is within your control.
Last night, I once again got the rest I needed. I insist on a good rest every night simply because I cannot function at full capacity without it. Without it, I am irritable and do not have my normal high-level coping skills. The work I do requires coping skills so sleep I must, even if it offends a friend or two when I can’t stay late.
Since Covid hit, I have renewed my attention to my health and fitness (the healthier I am, the better my chances if I were to contract it). Some days I do better than others but I don’t quit. That is the key.
But most of all, my self talk is now filled with love, understanding and encouragement in the way one would talk to a fragile child. I encourage myself to focus, to rest, to eat, to slow down or whatever is needed to enjoy this time.
Because above all else, I am going to enjoy this time.
So my friend, how kind are you? Not to your child or partner but to you? The kinder you are, the more confident you will become and a more confident you will definitely be a happier you. Try it. You will see how right I am.
I love you! HUGSSSSSSSSS