Have you ever wondered why so many of us are able to show kindness towards others yet find it difficult to extend the same kindness towards ourselves?
Being kind to ourselves is the ability to show empathy, love and concern for ourselves. It's all about accepting ourselves for who we are, in particular our mistakes.
Self-kindness however, often allows people to accept their failures, move past them, and try again.
Have a go a writing down at least one thing that you love about yourself every day for the next week. Pop in it a jar next to your bed.
Or perhaps you might try writing a letter to yourself from the point of view of a compassionate friend?
Research has shown that people who are kind to themselves tend to have greater happiness, life satisfaction, motivation, better relationships and physical health.