The be kind to yourself challenge continues to prove its harshness, only to confirm the amount of personal work that needs to be completed. On day ten, the task is to be self-compassionate throughout the day. The tendency to have a poor self-image is reliant on how we talk to our selves. It’s through self-compassion that our self-image is especially relevant because our thoughts affect our perceptions.
The perception that I have of my self, is entirely different than how other people see me. To be honest, I’m learning that it’s okay to not seek validation from others. I won’t be able to change how people choose to see me, but I can change how I see myself. It’s with this realization of the power that I have within to help myself, more than someone else can help me.
There comes a time when accepting help from someone else is hindering progress. Who you are, is made up of all your thoughts. Focus on your thoughts and how they can shape your world’s view. I hope this somehow makes sense. The point that I want to give you, is to learn how to help yourself first. Remeber the words, “You can’t help someone else if you can’t take care of yourself.” Trust in yourself to make the kind of changes that you wish to happen, then suddenly, one day you’ll look back at your past with awe. Who you are lies within your own hands, not in the hands of someone that can take it away. Hope you’re having a wonderful day and I’ll write to you tomorrow.
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