From Sasha Loring’s book, “Eating With Fierce Kindness:”
“Kindness toward yourself is not about forcing yourself to do something you don’t feel ready for, and it is not about having a ‘stiff upper lip’ or trying to bully yourself into shape. Instead, self-kindness involves forming a firm, comforting, and consistent attitudinal foundation that allows for a caring stance when times are tough. From this basis we can openly investigate what our needs are, how we are trying to meet them, and how we can stop sabotaging ourselves with ineffective strategies…”
If you like to create New Year’s Resolutions for yourself, can you integrate greater self-kindness into this process?