THIS VALENTINE’S DAY: DO YOU FEEL INVISIBLE? LOST?
It’s that time of the year again when we honor those that we love with chocolate and roses and kisses. When we give these gifts of love to our special ones, we are showing them kindness and gratitude and appreciation. It feels good to give this to others.
But maybe you don’t have a partner right now or kids at home….Maybe you don’t feel connected right now, but feel a bit lost. Invisible. Maybe you feel like you just keep giving and doing and don’t know how to get back what you might like to receive in these relationships. Valentine’s Day is bittersweet.
What about you? Do you get these gifts back from your loved ones? Sometimes we do and sometimes we don’t. But we just go on and adjust our expectations to make things work, to put up a good loving front to our kids and families. We feel invisible. And, if we check in deep down inside, we realize we deserve something better.
LEARNING TO BE KIND TO OURSELVES IS A SKILL
How would you like to learn how to meet that deep longing inside of yourself? How would you like to learn how to be kinder to yourself –to honor yourself deep inside? Kindness is about noticing what feels good and comforting and calming to us… and doing it instead of passing it by and doing what we think we “should” do instead.
This woman is doing “soothing touch” which is a way to slow down and bring in Kindness when you feel stressed. You can find just the right kind of touch that feels comforting to yourself and do it often.
That’s a gift of Kindness.
You can learn more about different ways to bring in Kindness to yourself in my upcoming women’s group: Mindful Self Compassion, which starts on March 13 and runs to May 1st on Tuesday nights. You can learn all about it at this FREE WORKSHOP on March 1st. Sign up now and join other women just like you to learn how to bring in this kindness you deserve. Cultivate the capacity to treat yourself with kindness and compassion: Learn about the research that proves Self-Compassion is more productive in motivating you than Self-Criticism, and much more. Stop beating yourself up and bring in loving kindness and create Valentine’s Day for yourself whenever you need it.