Do you ever just feel tired of what can sometimes seem like a constant slog?
Do you find yourself beating yourself up for not finishing work on time?
Or for not doing as much as you think you should?
When we are constantly pushing ourselves and berating ourselves, life loses its color. It loses its fun. And ultimately, it becomes somewhat meaningless.
The truth of the matter is that most of us mistreat ourselves or neglect ourselves.
When was the last time you made a mistake and then beat yourself up for it? Really berated yourself and felt miserable for days after?
If you’re like a lot of people, then the answer is probably “yesterday!”
Now ask yourself this: would you treat anyone else this way?
Would you treat any of your friends that way?
When Was The Last Time You Gave Yourself a Break?
On the other hand, when was the last time you cut yourself some slack and gave yourself a break?
When was the last time you sat down and really indulged yourself for 20 minutes, without feeling guilty about it?
This is partly the result of society. We are so driven and so determined, so brainwashed into being constantly productive and efficient, that we punish ourselves for our human failings and weaknesses. We have forgotten how to be kind to ourselves.
This is why the time is right for the #self-scare movement.
This is why people are starting to take bubble baths, to practice mindfulness, to go for long nature walks, and to keep bullet journals.
All these activities have one thing in common: they involve looking after ourselves. They involve pampering ourselves, and spoiling ourselves. And they involve learning to be kinder to ourselves and to give ourselves a break.
When you do that, suddenly you will find that life regains its color and that you finally have some energy and enthusiasm again! You find that you have things to look forward to again, and you learn that you actually like yourself again.
Far from making you less productive or complacent, this is actually the key to becoming far MORE effective and efficient.
But where do you begin?
I've written a guide that goes through the how you can start loving yourself more, being more kinder to yourself, and rejuvenate yourself inside-out.