Sunday, November 27, 2011


A few weeks ago I had someone tell me I need to start being kind to myself. I was not sure what she meant, but it intrigued me. I continued to listen as she explained further. Since I am a processor, I have been thinking about this ever since. My conclusion is, I am kind to myself in many ways, but in many ways, I am not. One of the most important ways is forgiveness. I have been kind to myself taking the 120 lbs off. I have been kind to myself by eating healthier and exercising. I have not forgiven myself for my past. I have been struggling with what I did to myself, by putting on so much weight, through my late teens, twenties, and half of my thirties. I feel like they were wasted in self-hatred and pity parties. I have been living in the past and not looking forward to the future and all it has to offer.

As I walk through my days now I ask myself if I’m being kind to myself when certain thoughts come forward, with the foods I put in my mouth, with how much sleep I’m giving myself, in allowing myself some downtime, etc. I encourage you to analyze how you are treating yourself. Are you being KIND to yourself?

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