“Things I know about healing: Speaking kindly to yourself helps a lot.” – Unknown
I wonder why we seem to find it so hard to be kind to ourselves.
To listen to ourselves when we’re struggling and in pain.
To cut ourselves some slack when we feel cannot cope. Or when we feel we can’t let go. Or we find we can’t move on.
Those things all take time. They are really hard to do.
You don’t just find you’ve healed.
You don’t just blot out the past.
Making changes is a process. Two steps forwards. One step back.
A journey full of landmines. Full of triggers. Full of tears.
But do you know what makes a difference? Do you know what really helps?
Working on your self-compassion.
Being kind to yourself.