“Picture yourself when you were five. in fact, dig out a photo of little you at that time and tape it to your mirror. How would you treat her, love her, feed her? How would you nurture her if you were the mother of little you? I bet you would protect her fiercely while giving her space to spread her itty-bitty wings. she’d get naps, healthy food, imagination time, and adventures into the wild. If playground bullies hurt her feelings, you’d hug her tears away and give her perspective. When tantrums or meltdowns turned her into a poltergeist, you’d demand a loving time-out in the naughty chair. From this day forward I want you to extend that same compassion to your adult self.”
― Kris Carr
Give yourself a few moments to think of all the beautiful way you would cherish and protect the little girl age 5.
Many of us forget that little girl is still within the person they wake up and bully all day.
How do you treat your little girl age five when she is not well?
How do you treat yourself daily as a woman who is unwell?
Every woman needs to be a little nicer to herself, love herself a little more. As a mother when my children are unwell, that is that child that gets the most attention that day.
Give yourself a little extra hug, we should never need reminding to be kinder to ourselves, yet we do.