Monday, January 13, 2014

A Year Of Kindness - Challenge Week Two

It almost seems that it should go without saying that kindness begins at home. And even more close than home - that being kind should begin with being kind to ourselves.

But right now this seems to be an area where I'm struggling. A LOT. I'm not good at setting boundaries and sticking to them. I am very good at seeing the needs of other members of my family and doing my utmost to put their needs first, often leaving my own on the back burner, simmering. And we all know that is a recipe for getting burned!  As in burned out, tired, sick. To the point where we are unable to care for ourselves let alone anyone else.

So this week I challenge you to be KIND to Yourself!

How you ask?
Maybe you will make time for a bubble bath.
Or take yourself on a nature walk, camera in hand.
Maybe you'll look yourself in the mirror and say nice things to yourself, and thank your body for the wonderful job it does in getting you around.
Maybe you'll make some time for pampering - a manicure or massage.
Maybe you'll spend some time getting messy with paint. Or cutting and pasting pretty papers.

For an inspiring article about being kind to yourself, read here.

This week I actually have some "ME" time scheduled. I'm spending the weekend at a crop in Reading. I'll do some cutting and pasting. I'll likely get a massage. I won't be doing any housework or cooking! This little break is much needed and probably long overdo. And I'm excited!

So tell me, what will YOU do to be kind to yourself this week???


scrappyjacky said...

I've bought a cross stitch baby sampler chart from arrived today....and I'm going to enjoy sorting through my threads and starting to make this for Little S.

Sian said...

It's the same the world over, I think. We all automatically think of putting everyone else in the family first. I'm going to go and do some scrapbooking tonight - just for me

Missus Wookie said...

Have a wonderful time at the crop this weekend. I'm currently being kind to myself - ensuring I got a proper sit down lunch between meetings and then taking time to catch up on blogs :)

alexa said...

So glad you are having some replenishing time just for yourself. Me? I am going to head off to a tea shop and the library tomorrow and do some thinking and planning where no one can interrupt me :).

Melissa said...

I'm catching up on blog reading today . . . obviously I was VERY kind to myself this week & went to the Play! in Anaheim event. It was so much FUN and something I've never done before. (It was fun to hear from you during the event, too!)