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Be KIND to yourself!

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Has it really been a month since I've written in my journal or blog? Time surely does fly!

Today, while attempting to round up Sparkpoints, I came across a motivational article that really HIT me between the eyes! I borrowed a paragraph from the article to serve as reminder for myself. Perhaps, this will be helpful to you as well. Here it is:

"Don't say anything to yourself that you wouldn’t say to someone else.

It’s pretty amazing how we think it’s appropriate to treat ourselves in ways that we wouldn’t dream of treating a friend, or even a stranger. Whenever you find that you are verbally beating yourself up or telling yourself things are hopeless, stop and ask yourself if you’d say this to someone who came to you for help with the same problem. Recognize that what you say to yourself has the same emotional effect that it would have on another person. If you wouldn’t say this to others, don’t say it to yourself."

This is SO true! I beat myself up when I fail to meet a goal or fail to lose weight etc. I have to learn to treat myself with the same respect I have for others. Seriously! At times, I have such a low esteem of myself. Or, I don't think myself as worthy. Enough! Today, I am making the change to RESPECT and to be KIND to MYSELF!

Moral of this story: LOVE yourself because you ARE worth it!
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ELIZACG9 3/5/2014 12:53PM

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BLUEANGELLK 7/2/2013 7:05PM

    I was just telling a friend that I am really having troubles with this lately. Thanks for the affirmation that I need to work on liking myself.

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MCJULIEO 7/2/2013 6:04PM

    True dat!

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RITEEBEE 7/2/2013 1:44PM

    Wow, this really does speak volumes! I am constantly beating myself up, but would never say or even THINK some of the things about my friends as I do about myself.

Thanks for the great advice!!

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JUSGETTENBY42 7/2/2013 1:11PM

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CLESHER 7/2/2013 1:11PM

    Love it...so true...we all can use this advice and should take it to heart...

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