I have seen the depths that depression and despair look like and it is no place for someone to live. There is no way to exist in that way because it is suffocating and tortuous. The only way to rise up to a place of warmth and light is to love yourself. Allow yourself the kind of happiness you would wish on your loved ones. Recently I have been working on this in my 30 Days of Happy series and want to share 5 Ways to Be Kind to Yourself.
Be Nice to Yourself
One of my biggest challenges being a mom of three kids close in age is remembering (or learning) to be selfish. Being selfish is NOT a bad thing, rather something necessary to a mother’s survival and inner strength. If you give unto your kids and nothing to yourself, you will only succeed in burning out.
Learning to take loving care of yourself is NOT selfish. In fact, it’s being responsible. When you start being nice to yourself, to recognize your own feelings and needs and deal with them in the present moment, you feel full of love and good energy inside. With this energy, you can share authentic, and sustainable love. I see this in myself after I have done something for ME. I feel as though I can give my family the attention and love they deserve without feeling pulled tight in every direction.