I love and value myself.
I take breaks. I pause in between tasks to clear my mind and renew my energy. I breathe deeply. I chat with a friend or drink a cup of tea.
I shorten my to do list. I set realistic goals and allow myself enough time to complete my work without having to rush. I identify my top priorities and cut down on projects that are less meaningful to me.
I monitor my inner dialogue. I speak kindly to myself.
I look after my health and wellbeing. I eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly. I connect with family and friends. I listen to my body. I allow myself more time to rest when I feel ill or have an injury.
I avoid comparing myself to others. I measure my performance by my own standards. I recognize my strengths. I give myself credit for making an effort.
When I make a mistake, I forgive myself and move on. I learn from experience
I disconnect from technology for at least one hour each day. I turn off my phone and other devices during mealtimes and late in the evening before bed.
I schedule time each day to do something I enjoy. I cook my favorite meals and drink a glass of wine. I read books and magazines. I play with my kids and pets.
Today, I treat myself with compassion and respect. I recognize my personal strengths and celebrate my authenticity.
- How does being gentle with myself help me to be kinder to others?
- How can I balance being ambitious with cutting myself enough slack?
- Why am I sometimes hard on myself?