Part Two - Kindness to Self
One of my favorite pearls of wisdom to offer others is to "treat yourself with the same compassion you would give a good friend." This sentiment is easier doled out than followed through upon. Since childhood, I have held myself to very high standards; in turn, I pay a hefty price when I don't meet the mark.
Today, I begin to work on compassion for myself. For me, this means relaxing my standards. Doing less. Loving myself more. Moving my self care up on the priority list. I have a lot more thoughts on ways to do this, and will be looking at them individually here over the next few weeks. But for today, I just wish to take that first step of moving into a new consciousness. One based in kindness and compassion, and free of judgment, for myself.