Monday Mojo – Show Yourself Kindness

Do you have a morning routine or ritual?

For many people these days, their impulse when the alarm goes off is to check their phone. They look to see what’s happening in the world or see if anyone’s messaged, making sure everyone and everything around them is ok. (Then they usually go to the loo).

But what about you – do you ever check in to see how you are first thing?

Many people tell me they don’t. When I ask why, they might say it just doesn’t cross their mind to do so. And actually, they say, it feels a bit weird – uncomfortable even – to do something deliberately for themselves. 

As a result we tend to swerve away from showing compassion to ourselves. Things are changing though.

Today is National Random Act of Kindness Day. For me, this is as much a day about self-care and self-compassion as it is about kindness for others. It’s a free pass to do something lovely or, if nothing else, to stop throwing rocks at yourself if you feel you don’t measure up.

You care about others every day, so make today, this week or this year (and beyond) all about you.

Here’s something you could try:

This week, set the intention to Show Yourself Kindness. Here is a new self-care checklist I’ve made available for you to download as a free gift to keep for yourself. See how many items you can tick off the list. And, when you wake up tomorrow and beyond, take a moment to sit in bed and see how you are. Ask yourself “what can I give my body that it needs right now?” It might be a glass of water, a trip to the loo or just a few deep breaths. Be gentle on yourself, especially when your thoughts are beating up your brain. We are all a work in progress, and the world is such a better place for you being in it.

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Copyright Delphi Ellis 2020

About Delphi Ellis

Qualified Counsellor, Mental Health and Well-Being Trainer, and Mindfulness Practitioner. Creator of Monday Mojo™. Talks 'Lady Business', raising awareness of factors which predominantly affect Women's Mental Health like pregnancy and domestic abuse. Helping to improve the global conversation, and bring an end to stigma and shaming. Dream Explorer as seen on the telly. Avid tea drinker.

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