When you hear an inner, critical voice, remind yourself, “to error is human.”
Feeling blue? Wrap your arms around yourself or ask someone to give you a hug.
Allow a 2-hour nap time. Give yourself permission to let go of your responsibilities, even if only on a Saturday.
Create a mantra, an affirming word that you silently repeat to yourself whenever you feel stressed or even when you don’t.
Make an appointment to see a counselor. We really don’t have to carry our difficulties alone.
Ask for what you need. Keep asking until someone truly hears you.
If you expect to heal from a loss in a year, give yourself seven.
Turn “should” thoughts into gratitude statements. Instead of “I should have gotten more done today” make a list of the blessings life has given you today. Say these out loud.
Frame this message and keep it on your bedside table: “You are loved.” Reflect on all the people who love you.
Make yourself a warm nourishing meal; eat mindfully.