How to Be More Kind to Yourself

How to Be More Kind to Yourself

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Kindness is a fruit of the spirit, and a blessing within itself. Showing others kindness (the love of God) is important, but in doing so, we may often neglect showing ourselves a little kindness, which, believe it or not, is just as important.

Life has it’s own trials and tribulations, but I think that we can easily forget that those tribulations can be a result of us mistreating ourselves.

Here is a list on How to Be Kinder to Yourself ! 🌻

  1. Block out self-talk that puts you down – Our feelings about ourselves can often be caused by what we think in our minds. Replace all negative self-talk with positive statements.
  2. Forgive yourself – You and me are imperfect, and no matter how hard we may try, we will always be. Therefore, if you do something invalid, forgive yourself, and try your best to do better in the future.
  3. Don’t develop grudges – All grudges do is keep your mind focused on one specific event, person, or experience. We must learn to forgive others, not for them, but for us, and move on.
  4. Take healthy risks – Sometimes, there are things that God wants us to do, but we let our fear hold us back. It is a good thing to take healthy risks, even if they scare us, sometimes.
  5. Be thankful for another day – Learning to be thankful for the large and little things in life can help boost our mood, and teaches us how to be humble, as the Lord intends.
  6. Embrace your differences – It’s natural to want to fit in with the crowd. However, it’s so much better to embrace who you are, and be yourself.
  7. Learn to be ‘OK’ with having a small amount of friends – Although it can be tough to accept, everyone is not a true friend. Therefore, it’s important that we learn to appreciate the one or two true friends that we do have.
  8. Encourage yourself – In all things that we do, we must speak life. Tell yourself positive things that encourage you to keep moving forward with faithful steps.
  9. Help others – Giving and helping others is being kind to yourself, as it is treating people how you would like to be treated.
  10. Don’t be afraid to laugh – Laughing truly is one of the greatest medicines there is. So every day, take a few minutes to laugh out loud to put an extra pep in your step.

Bonus–Positive Self-Talk

Here are some examples of positive things that we can say to ourselves to increase positive self-talk.

  • “I am a winner, not a loser.”
  • “I am perfectly and wonderfully made.”
  • “I am worthy of love.”
  • “I don’t know everything, but that’s okay.”
  • “I am a blessing from God.”

I hope you all enjoyed this list on “How to Be More Kind to Yourself.” Being kind to others is important, but never forget that we all need a little bit of kindness.

Have a beautiful day! Remember to show yourself some love! 🌻

45 Acts of Kindness

Yes. Yes you have read the title correctly.

Guess what, y’all! This is my 100th post on The Joys and Trials of A Christian Teen! I just want to say thank you all so much for all of your support! I appreciate every single one of you who have stopped by to spread some love on my blog!

I didn’t know what to expect when I first started this journey, which is still a work in progress. However, I am thankful to God for the progress that I have made, so far, and I am so excited to see how this blog continues to grow and improve, in the future.

God is so Good! 🎉

Since this day is so important, I wanted to post a BANGER! 🎉

So, let’s do it! Here are 45 Acts of Kindness!

1. Call a friend or family member that you haven’t spoken to for a while. Ask them how they are doing.

2. Leave a flower bouquet on someone’s doorstep.

3. Send an encouraging email.

4. Plant a tree.

5. Give your sibling a hug.

6. Donate a baked good or something that you made to those in need.

7. Tutor someone.

8. Write positive messages on sticky notes and put them in places where your family can see them.

9. Like a post that you enjoyed.

10. Give a stranger a compliment.

11. Have anything that you don’t use anymore? Give it to someone else.

12. Wash the dishes for your parents.

13. Get a library book.

14. Send a ‘Thank You’ card to a soldier or veteran.

15. Donate some of your old books to a library.

16. Ask a family member, “What is your least favorite chore?” Then, do that chore for them.

17. Smile more.

18. Donate your hair.

19. Ride your bike to school or work.

20. Write an inspirational poem.

21. Teach someone how to read.

22. Avoid complaining.

23. Enjoy your favorite dessert.

24. Share your food with someone else.

25. Volunteer for a good cause.

26. Tell your sibling something you love about them.

27. Hold the door open for someone.

28. Teach someone how to make a paper crane.

29. If you do something wrong, apologize for it.

30. Tell your guardian that you love them.

31. Watch someone else’s favorite movie.

32. Give your mom, dad, or guardian breakfast in bed.

33. Unplug from social media for a day or week.

34. Adopt a pet.

35. Say, “You look awesome!” to yourself in the mirror.

36. Tell a joke.

37. Write positive messages on the sidewalk in chalk.

38. Start a fundraiser to raise money for a good cause.

39. Make a scarf for someone.

40. Donate blankets and scarves to the homeless.

41. Help your parents make dinner.

42. Make a “Feel Better” card for someone.

43. Ask your guardian(s) and/or grandparent(s) about their childhood.

44. Pick up the trash in your neighborhood. But with gloves, of course.

45. Read a book to kids at your local library.

I hope you all enjoyed this list of 45 Acts of Kindness! Please comment down below #100thpost with the “🎉” emoji to celebrate the 100 post anniversary of The Joys and Trials of a Christian Teen!

Again, I thank you all for the amazing support! Have an amazing day! Remember to be kind!

Galatians 6:9-10 NIV – Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.