Keep_on_cardio wrote: »
“Being kind to yourself”, for me would be placing my mental health and inner needs above people pleasing and people chasing.
Having an understanding and a plan intact, when placing myself into hard environments (family gatherings). Being kind to myself, is saying no. To not place myself around people who dimiss and invalidate who I am or why I am how I am. Being kind, would be not panicking over a day of bad eating choices or a missed workout. Being kind, is making that commitment of placing my mind at highest priority, dropping those who bring confusion.
msf74 wrote: »
It means accepting that I'm human and human beings make mistakes and let themselves down all the time - but that's ok.
leanjogreen18 wrote: »
It's taking on a new meaning for me lately...
I'm learning that I have to take care of myself. I've been a mother since 18 years old and now a grandmother and I always think in terms of taking care of everyone else first. I'm learning that being kind to myself means taking care of my body/mind. The way I think of myself, dress myself, feed and exersise it and how I treat others (important to me).
Within the confines of taking care of myself by "being kind to myself" it means not over complicating things, not stressing about how many calories something has, not freaking out going over occasionally, not worrying about the scale and how often or how much it goes down or up. It also means continuing to have an open mind and listening to other folks who are successful on the same weight & strengh training path I'm trying to stay on:).
It means focusing on making a habit out of logging food and exercising and enjoying my second half of life.
lalabank wrote: »
I’m adding in to all of these wonderful statements, setting realistic goals is a huge kindness I’ve learned to do for myself. Yes we’d all love to lose twenty lbs this month or fifty by Valentine’s Day but realistically my body’s speed is more like 5lbs a month or 15 in three.
When I’m realistic with my goals I don’t get into that self hating cycle of constantly failing to reach unattainable goals. Lol my realistic goal for December is 2lbs and to get in all my workouts. I can do that!
Evamutt wrote: »
for me, there are several ways, first when I get random negative thoughts about myself(for no apparent reason) like you're no good", I counter act them with what God says, like I'm loved(I'm a believer) or get depressing thoughts, I work on renewing my mind. when I do something selfish, or just plain wrong, I do ask for forgiveness & apologize, on a practical level, I was a mom with 4 kids & now a grandma so I'm used to putting myself last, but I have learned to be kind to myself by, saying "no" when I'm tired or just need time to myself. Not wearing myself out by doing too much in one day or even not going out with a friend when i don't feel up to it. not doing things I really don't want to do just to please someone else. I've learned to value myself more & not put myself down & realize that being human, I'm never going to be perfect
littlegreenparrot1 wrote: »
I try to treat myself in the same way I would treat a small child.
I require a nutritious variety of food, that includes chocolate and cake. I need fresh air, exercise, regular sleep and play.
I also need the understanding that sometimes what I want isn't what I need, but that I'll do it anyway!
I also don't fail, I am always learning. Anything that doesn't work is in some way a learning experience, so you adapt and move on. No point stressing over what is past.
NewLIFEstyle4ME wrote: »
Forsaking anger and wrath, period. I know it's HARD to do, but not impossible. Just MAKE yourself "get-it" that we simply can not change people, only ourselves and that in itself is a HUGE mountain to conquer, let alone climb.
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