Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Resolution Series Day 6: Meet Your New Best Friend!

12 Days of Resolutions. 12 resolutions that will help steer you towards a healthier lifestyle, whether you've got weight you'd like to lose or not. 12 resolutions that are each in and of themselves extremely straight forward and doable. Some might involve doing, others simply thinking, and if any of them don't seem useful to you, skip on to the next.
Day 6: Meet Your New Best Friend!

Who is it?


What do I mean?

We don't treat ourselves very nicely.

Whether it's struggling with healthy living behaviours, parenting, or doing our jobs, we're usually our own worst critic and most of us regularly heap piles of self scorn on our already weary shoulders.

There's an easy-ish way out of the circle of shame - treat yourself like you would your best friend.

Whatever's going on or going wrong in your life, ask yourself what you'd tell your best friend if they were recounting the exact same scenario.

My guess?

It'll be both kinder and more constructive than the guilt and self-loathing you're likely to be loading on yourself.

Shouldn't we all resolve to be our own best friends?