3 Steps to Taking Care of Yourself Emotionally Part 1

Be kind to yourself.  Sometimes we are more kind to others than we are to ourselves.  Why is it we can cut other people some slack, but we don’t give ourselves a break?   Sometimes we can be so mean to ourselves.  We say things to ourselves we would never say to a friend. Would you tell a friend “you are so fat”? How about “you aren’t smart enough for that?”  I really doubt it.  If you do you probably don’t have many friends.  If you wouldn’t say it to a friend you shouldn’t be thinking it about yourself or saying to yourself.  Think about that this week.  Examine your thoughts.

For example, consider what you think about your intelligence.  Stop comparing how you look to how other people look.  Improve your perception of your own worth.  Find something good about you.  Do this little exercise with me.  Find one thing you like about you this week, write it on a sticky note and put it on the bathroom mirror.  Pay attention to how you feel each morning when you read the great things you’ve got going for yourself.  You may find you’ve got a little pep in your step. Some of you may say “I don’t like anything about myself right now”.  If that’s the case give yourself credit for making the bed, not running a red light, or returning a friend’s call.  Start small and watch this pick up steam.  Let me know how it goes.  Email me at elizabeth@thewellcounselinggroup.com to let me know how it’s going.  Looking forward to hearing from you.