What would it be like to treat yourself with the same respect as you would an honored guest? If you could invite anyone whom you admired and respected into your home, how would you treat them? Sometimes, we reserve the worst messages for ourselves, but it doesn't have to be that way. This week, try and commit to treating yourself with dignity, respect, and patience. See how it feels. It might feel awkward at first, but with practice it will get easier.
Dr. Kristin Neff is a leading researcher in the field of self compassion. Looking through her website, notice if you connect with any of the exercises. Give one (or two, or three) a try this week and notice how it feels to practice. You are as important as any honored guest.