So week 1 of the Kindness Challenge has been and gone. I really struggle to be kind to myself. Always have. I hope not always will. I am usually negative about myself and towards myself and I want that to change.
I’ve been trying to put together a morning routine. Setting my alarm a little bit earlier. Getting up to do some gentle exercise. A few stretches, a few Pilates moves. And after reading Gala Darling’s Radical Self Love book I added in some affirmations. A few words to say aloud to myself. A few positive words to remind myself that I am okay that I am more than okay.
At first I felt a bit silly. Sitting on my exercise mat in the spare room saying these words out loud to myself. But it did leave me feeling more positive, confident and happy. Did I do it every day? No. There were a few days when I really need some extra minutes in bed so my morning routine didn’t happen. One day I remembered my affirmations later and just said them to myself in the kitchen. Am I upset that I didn’t do it everyday? No, I’m being kind to myself!
I really suggest you check out Niki’s blog The Richness of the Simple Life and the tag #RevofKindness. It’s lovely to hear about lots of other people being kind to themselves. And there are some great quotes that could make great affirmations! Do you have a morning routine or any affirmations?