Updated: Jan 5
Hi everyone! It's been a little while since my last blog post. I hope all of you are doing well. This time around I want to dive into self-compassion.
Ask yourself - how compassionate are you to you? Do you ever find yourself speaking negatively to yourself? If you answered yes, I completely understand and I can relate 100%. We have all been there.
It can be easy to get carried away and talk down on ourselves and perhaps not even realize the negative impact it can have. Self-criticism is real and our inner dialogue is crucial. How we speak to ourselves at the start and end of our day is everything. It sets the stage.
Being kind to ourselves is equally as important as being kind to others. What we feel on the inside reflects on the outside. In the last month, I truly struggled with a new blog topic that I felt in my soul I needed to express. It got to a point where I was I being so hard on myself and saying things like "you should have organized your month better" or "you didn't make enough time." The reality is, none of those phrases actually helped me get to my blog any faster. I had to take a step back and remind myself that it was okay. Not every month is going to be the same. Schedules change. Plans change. In the TV news business, you never know what your day will look like. I had to bring that kindness back to myself. May was an extremely busy month for me and other tasks took priority.
It's okay to give ourselves a break sometimes. I've mentioned this in other blog posts- but I take social media breaks often. Stepping away from the noise once in a while is needed to protect my inner-peace. I consider it a form of self-compassion. Throughout my career, I have had to really learn how to have more of that compassion for myself and drop the self-judgement. Trust me, it can be hard. We can be our own worst critics. I have to remind myself that embracing the present moment and accepting myself in the present without judgment - is where the power is at.
"To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections." - Sarah Bierig
Give yourself the space to learn and understand yourself through all the phases. It's all part of the human experience and it all starts by loving inward first. I hope this blog inspired you. Feel free to drop your thoughts below. Wishing you all an amazing rest of the month!