Updated: Aug 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 am diving into self-compassion.
Ask yourself - how compassionate are you to yourself? Do you ever find yourself speaking negatively to yourself? If you answered yes, I completely understand and 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. Last month, I struggled with a new blog topic I thought I needed to express. It got to a point where I was 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 - that none of those phrases helped me get to my blog any faster. I had to step back and remind myself that it was okay. 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 a 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 learned to have more compassion for myself and drop the self-judgment. Trust me; it can be difficult. 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.
"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. It starts by loving inward first. I hope this blog inspired you. Feel free to drop your thoughts below. I wish you all a fantastic rest of the month!