This week I would like to share some thoughts on "being your own best friend" as an extension of last week's "Tip" I will also leave you with an additional exercise to try through the week.
It was so lovely to receive the responses to last week's Tip, it seemed to resonate with a good few of you. I love hearing from you and getting your feedback.
Talking of feedback, I had a comment about the best way to remember the importance of being kind to yourself, especially in these difficult times for everybody. I had put in the following point last week
Be your own best friend; treat yourself like your most treasured friend whom you respect and trust. Remember never to talk down to yourself, always talk yourself up. Again speak to yourself as you would your very best friend.
To that lovely person, I share this quote and I would recommend everyone to copy and paste it on your fridge so you see it every day;
"You will never speak to anyone as much as you speak to yourself in your head, be kind to yourself"
Remember that your world will not get any better by focusing solely on your faults, so why do it.
Being kind to yourself definitely has an impact on your mood and that of those around you.
So this week I would like you to try this exercise for 24 hours and see where it takes you.
For one day (24Hrs), decide not to moan, whinge or say anything negative to yourself. If you catch yourself doing any of these, then start again from the beginning. Once you get accustomed to this, then start to find a positive in the situation.
This may not seem difficult, but believe me, if you are not used to it, it can be quite a challenge. When you can achieve one day, it'll be easier to do two and three until it becomes a habit, it will certainly make you a better friend to yourself
Tip of the week "Be your own best friend"
Richie Forde, Performance Coach and the Founder of Edge Coaching Services.