Learning to say “I Love Me”

Instead of mercilessly judging and criticizing yourself for various inadequacies or shortcomings, self-compassion means you are kind and understanding when confronted with personal failings – after all, who ever said you were supposed to be perfect? – Kristin Neff

As most people know February is celebrated as Heart health month. Our cardiovascular health is influenced by our history but more importantly our daily actions and we have control over these.

The status of our health is affected by the foods we eat, the amount we sleep and the level of stress we experience during our day. That is why it is so important to be aware of our actions and daily routines. As simple as it seems we need to start being aware of our thoughts and feelings.

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Valentine’s Day is all about sharing acts of kindness with the loved ones in our lives. Now that Valentine’s Day has come and gone it is important to show ourselves some love. This is done by being kind to ourselves to accepting ourselves for who we are. Even if a situation or event does not go as planned, we cannot beat ourselves up over it.

People always say that they don’t have time to do the things that they want. However it is important to keep in mind that self-care practices can be done throughout the day and can take very little time but still make an impact in our lives. Watch this TED TALK by Laura Vanderkam to learn about priorities and making time for what is important.

https://www.ted.com/talks/laura_vanderkam_how_to_gain_control_of_your_free_time#t-698455

While working in health care how do you expect to help others if you don’t take the time to help yourself?

 

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