The cover of Cher's 1974 album Dark Lady. I adore this photograph.
Friday, 13 November 2015
This morning when I found out that today is World Kindness Day, I felt even worse. Here I was being a total bitch to people because I was having a bad day - not cool. The more I thought about it, the guiltier I felt, until I was plummeted into a dark hole of "I'm such a horrible person." But then I realised what I was doing: I wasn't being kind to myself.
We all make mistakes, we all have bad days, we all act in ways that we wish we hadn't and say things that we regret, but I think that it's important to give yourself a break. Learn from those times and grow as a person instead of chastising yourself. Next time you think a mean though about yourself, stop and think 'Would I ever speak this way about somebody else?' More often than not, the answer is "Of course not, that's so mean!" – so why are we so cruel to ourselves? If you don't love yourself first, no one else will - remember that.