Have you ever heard the expression,
"treat others the way you want to be treated"
For so many of us though, WE don't treat OURSELVES the way we want to be treated. Because we are the most real, unhinged, and open with ourselves, we tend to say things to ourselves that we would never say to another person!
Think about it. Imagine an experience where you either made a mistake, failed to complete a task, disappointed someone, or maybe embarrassed yourself in front of your classmates. Think about how you "consoled" yourself.
Did you say things like:
It's okay, you'll do better next time.
I'm proud of you for trying!
Don't worry about it, it will pass.
Bravo for those of you that did, but I'm guessing most of us said things that were a little more harsh. The next time you find yourself in this situation, think about what you would say to a friend in your situation.
Write a letter to yourself.
Recognize and praise all that you have done well this week, no matter how small the victories.
Console yourself for the mistakes, embarrassing moments, and the upsets.
Remind yourself of the support you have and then sign your letter with love.
We are going to leave you with this quote:
"You will never speak to anyone more than you speak to yourself in your head. Be kind to yourself"
- Author unknown
Be kind to yourselves, gardeners! #TheFutureIsBright