One thing most of us don’t seem to do enough of is self-compassion. As children we are taught to be compassionate to each other, but rarely are we told to turn that compassion inwards. In this practice, we use our hands to help draw some kindness, compassion and love into ourselves. We truly can never be compassionate to others if we aren’t compassionate to ourselves first.
Be compassionate to yourself this week and keep making the most of it!
Mindfulness doesn’t always have to be formal meditation. We can practice any time, anywhere, doing pretty much anything. It just requires us to engage in the activity we are doing with full awareness and presence. To live this way can have real benefits for mental and physical health.