It’s Monday, it’s a brand-new week and brand-new possibilities lie ahead. I’m starting the week with the intention to be kind and gentle with myself first. No matter what comes up, these are the two energies I’m focusing on to get me through everything. When I feel restless, when I have low energy, when I’m being lazy, procrastinating and get annoyed at myself. When my body hurts and I can’t go out for a walk and I’m upset. When I let myself get frustrated, forgetting myself and eating out of control…I’m leaning on – kind and gentle.
Sometimes we just need a little kindness and gentleness to get us through. Not every day can be the same, not every day can we expect the same, and when we just plain fall off the wagon, we need to remember to be – kind and gentle – with ourselves.
I wrote kind and gentle on a sticky note and stuck it on my fridge so I can see it every day. Use these words if they feel good for you, or use whatever words feel good, and just remind yourself you deserve to be – kind and gentle – with yourself.