Do you ever find yourself showing compassion to others before yourself?
Do you have a hard time quieting your inner critic?
Do you struggle with asking for help when you need it?
Being kind to yourself and putting your needs first is not selfish. Practicing self-compassion can help you be kinder and fully accept your authentic self.
It’s Okay To Ask For Help
It’s okay to reach out for help when you need it. The truth is, we all need a helping hand from time to time.
If asking for help does make you feel uncomfortable, you can start with some small asks and work your way up. The more you ask, the more comfortable you’ll become.
Accept Who You Are
We’re humans, not robots. We all have flaws. There will always be little things we wish were different, and that’s okay. Instead of constantly trying to “fix” our flaws, we can embrace them.
We can also focus on the parts of ourselves we’re proud of. What do you love about yourself? What makes you unique?
Practice Saying No
It’s so easy to say yes to family, friends or co-workers right away just out of habit. You only have so many hours in a day and can only take on so many things.
Just because you want to help someone doesn’t always mean you should. You may not have the time to take on a new project, or it may not align with your values.