Why are we so hard on ourselves?
As individuals we are supposed to be A1, on top form, top of our game and perform at our best at all times. I feel this is something that starts at birth [sleeping through the night mum to mum competition] and continues through school, work and family life.
I don't know about you but adding to this external demands and expectations it can make me anxious. Our minds are like a pressure cooker which will explode if we keep on adding and don't have a release...
Back in December I begun looking after my mind a bit more and just recently looked back and noticed the positive impact this has had...
Meditation wasn't for me [yet], I started small and made it tangible. Everyday on the commute home I asked myself for one thing that I was proud of and one thing I enjoyed - this has shone me that everyday matters, everyday has a positive and I need to be kinder to myself with words of encouragement.
@Actionforhappiness highlights March as Mindfulness month and has many short daily challenges to help you achieve more positivitiving and self reflection.
Why not start today: listen to how you speak to yourself, and use kind words!
If you feel some external support would be helpful please do give me a call for some free additional hints and tips