This week was all about self-compassion.
Before I begin, I want to say I am on the whole a happy person. I see the glass half full. I love life. So I wasn't too sure what I would learn this week on the subject of self-compassion. But I read the task and started to listen to my internal voice and how it spoke to me - weird right?
I tried to think back to when I first heard that voice and I reckon it was there before I went to school so maybe 4 years old or thereabouts. My inner voice helped me when I was unsure of things and trying to figure them out or a little bit worried about new things - it gave me confidence when I was young.
Somehow that had changed over time and listening to my inner voice during last week made me realise that often it was a rather harsh voice that often criticised me and my actions at times.
In a nutshell, I tired to get my inner voice to be kinder towards me.
Eureka moment - this is why this task is in the Kindness Challenge!!
It's certainly not easy changing my normal inner voice but I am glad I've had chance to think about the way I behave towards myself and I hope I can continue to not beat myself up as much as I sometimes do.
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