10 ways to be kind to yourself
I have always felt connected and grateful for you, my readers of The KA Edit and over on my Instagram. In many ways you’re an extension of my family, with some of you being real life friends. We’re in unknown times. We’re in this together. My thoughts are with all those countries in lock down, those affected, those recovering and those like me, who are wondering what’s next in these unknown times. And so, in the spirit of community and building a sense of togetherness I thought I would share 10 ways to be kind to yourself.
These are my thoughts on ways to be positive when you don’t know what’s in front of you. Take a step back. I strongly believe in community, you are that for me. I’ll continue to post on my social media, I’ll refrain from opinion but I will continue to smile, to shine a light on something little that brings happiness or makes me smile. I encourage you to do the same. It could be the tiniest, most simple thing. Celebrate this.
1. Exercise at home – follow along with Joe Wicks, some fantastic individual and family work outs
2. Gardening – plant bulbs for Summer
3. Keep a journal – I personally love the one line a day journal. Focus on one positive thing from your day
4. Have a kitchen disco – even better if you have a glittery disco ball
5. Media black out – consider switching off from social media for the evening – focus on the facts
6. Watch a funny film or pick a series like Friends that will make you smile
7. De-clutter your wardrobe and get ready for Summer
8. Take a walk out. Listen to the birds sing. Spring is here. Enjoy the scenery around you (at a safe distance)
9. Set up a project – a reading challenge, a craft activity, a local community to help others
10. Write a letter – to yourself, a friend, a relative or like me, write a blog post
We are in this together. Let’s be positive. Let’s make a difference. Let’s make someone smile. Lets be kind. If we can help someone less fortunate whilst keeping ourselves safe lets do it. Practice commonsense.
Love to you all. Stay safe.