Try a little kindness.

How kind are you – to YOU? Are you way too quick to judge yourself for a “poor” decision, a missed alarm, a harsh word, a sugar binge, letting your gym membership lapse…and countless other choices? Don’t be your own toughest critic! “Should-ing” yourself is not an attractive quality and it creates harmful stress. Try this idea instead – only say things to yourself that you would say to your best friend. Developing patience and self-compassion take work. Try small steps to stop being so hard on yourself. Bottom line – be kind to yourself; you are worth it! Your health and well-being will benefit from your new found attitude. Share ways you have learned to have self-compassion.