Article By Michael Estlack, Director of Connectivity
Kindness. An act that seems to be lost more and more as we progress into the future. We can easily find that seeking satisfaction out of life for ourselves outweighs being kind to others. Even though it’s human nature to care for one another, we somehow have lost touch with it. When I'm only concerned with what's going on with me in my life, then it's harder for me to show care, concern, and kindness toward others.
My personal experience also tells me that if I can’t be kind to myself, then I will have a hard time being kind to others. I have to learn healthy coping skills to deal with those self-defeating thoughts before they turn outwards. When they turn outwards they show up in the form of judgment. I judge for fear of being judged and no kindness can live in such a place. So for me, I find that working towards being kind to myself is a crucial part to bringing it back into my life with those around me.
Here are some steps that I take on a daily basis to work towards being kind to myself and others:
Feel free to try these or develop your own.
With love and kindness, Michael
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