Be kind to yourself
What does the word kindness means to you?
- Looking out for others?
- Helping others in need?
Many of us would answer this question by giving responses related to other people completely forgetting to focus on being kind to themselves.
From a very young age we learn that showing kindness to others is good. We are taught to be patient to friends and family and offer support, love and understanding to all who need it.
Than why do we find it difficult showing kindness to ourselves?
We learn that spending time in the bathroom or in front of the mirror is called being vain. Indulgent foods are only for special occasions, pampering ourselves and enjoy massages, facials is something we generally do not do for ourselves as we don’t take the time out. We are too busy with caring for others. Being kind for yourself is like a treat that you would not get or buy for yourself.
Why are we being taught that kindness to ourselves, in a way, is the wrong thing to do? Is it seen as a sign of weakness?
We seem to be aware that we need to treat others kindly, but tend to forget that kindness starts at home and within yourself. Let’s make a change and learn to be kind to yourself and you’ll reap the benefits, here is how:
There are various tools and techniques that I use that allow my clients to realise how to be kind to themselves. Hypnosis for example is a very powerful technique that enables my clients to explore, find and strengthen inner resources.
If you wish to receive any further information on what OpenMindz can do for you, how hypnotherapy works and how it could help you making a change, or if you have any other queries related to this article please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.