We treat others as we treat ourselves.
I have seen this over and over again as a truth.
You are beating yourself up about something you did? Others feel it.
You are down today? Others will know.
They know because it changes how you treat them.
This becomes particularly important when you work with kids as they don’t necessarily understand why you are treating them less well.
What do we do? Well, don’t beat yourself up more… Be kind to yourself. Take care of yourself. Do one small thing that makes you feel good about yourself.
This might mean buying yourself something nice, but I have found that this is not always the best approach. Instead, make a decision or do something that make you proud to be you. Make a positive choice that reflects the person you want to be or person you aspire to be.
What might this look like?
- Getting in some fitness.
- Practicing mindfulness.
- Putting down your phone and taking time to talk to an important person in your life.
- Not buying something that don’t need.
- Creating something to share with others.