I awake feeling under the weather. Today is not the day for pushing myself, or ignoring my needs. I start the day extra-slow, permission to go easy on myself. My chosen practice is self-kindness, so it doesn't have to look like my usual morning meditation.
Posts tagged ‘Self-Kindness’
Is there a ‘right’ way to practice mindfulness? I don’t believe there is. Instead, there is plenty of room to customise it to meet your own needs. If you’ve struggled with meditation, then harnessing your imagination could transform your practice time from a dreaded chore into something more personalised, nurturing and appealing.
Like many things, self-kindness can lose its appeal if it feels like an extra duty you need to add into an already-busy life. I like to approach it as a practice of doing less, not more: less self-criticism, less pressure on myself, less trying to pretend I feel ok if actually things feel hard. Here are three things I can do without when I'm having a difficult day, and what I've learned to do instead.