4 Ways To Be Kinder To Yourself
Being kind to yourself is hard.
Being kind to yourself during a global pandemic is harder.
We know it’s easier to be kinder to other people than it is to yourself, but we also know the importance of intentionally taking some time to cherish yourself and nurture your physical, mental, and emotional health.
We’ve put together a list of our favourite ways to be kinder to ourselves to leave you with a little bit of inspiration…
1. Watch your favourite feel-good movie
Call dibs on the T.V., get your comfiest blanket ready, and bring out the popcorn. Yes, this counts as self-care - we promise. There is no better feeling than hearing the opening credits to your favourite film, knowing it’ll end just the way you want it to. Our recs are; Legally Blonde, School of Rock, and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
2. Go for a walk
We know you’ve heard this one before, and we know it’s easier said than actually finding the time to get outside, but we still think it’s worth adding to this list. Fresh air, a little bit of vitamin D (coupled with a lot of SPF), and getting your body moving is bound to make you feel good.
Getting enough sleep every day sets you up for the day ahead, but also lays the foundation for your overall health over time. We all know the short term benefits of not being tired during the day, but having a healthy sleep routine can also boost your immune system, reduce stress, and improve your mood.
4. Take the time to prepare a meal for yourself
It’s so much easier to grab something quick when you’re on the go, but taking the time to slow down and prepare yourself a meal - even if it’s just a quick Helga’s toastie - can make a world of difference to your day.
Want to know more about kindness?
We have commissioned McCrindle to create a report on the current state of kindness in Australia and give us a score that we’re calling The Kindness Index. You can enter your details below to get access to the full report, or we’ve together a Kindness Hub with all the info you need and we’ve collected some community stories and how-to guides in our Kindness Chronicles.