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  1. Cindy

    This is so true. Why is self compassion so hard? I truly believe if we love ourselves we will be better at loving and giving to others, but like most people I beat myself up way to often. My pampering these days is getting my nails done regularly-and I love it!

  2. Connie Devivic Nokes

    Sleep is big for me, because I really don’t get enough. Lately, if I’m not coping as well as I’d like I ask myself, “Lovey, what do you need?” The answer is often just to close my eyes for 20 minutes.

    My worst self talk is body related. I find it hard to love my extra 20lbs until I can love it away. Suggestions?

    • Sleep is huge for me too. If I don’t get enough sleep, I don’t eat right, think clear, feel gratitude. Every challenge seems momentous if I’m tired. I set a goal over a year ago to get at least seven hours of sleep every night. I’ve done pretty well–and it’s helped. I could actually use eight hours, but so far I haven’t been able to make that happen.

      As far as body image, I’m with you on that one too. When I catch myself complaining about my body, I remind myself how much it’s done for me. For example, if I’m thinking my thighs are too big, I tell them how grateful I am for all the running they do and just getting me around everyday. Lovey, your body’s been through a lot and kept on going. That’s pretty amazing!

    • I haven’t found one that feels just right yet. Grandma always said I was her sunshine; maybe that should be it. I know what it’s NOT–Granny Panty! Thanks, Wellsy Smellsy, for that one.

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