If you were your own best friend, what would you be doing for yourself? Given your current situation and circumstances, level of energy, emotional state, and physical surroundings, what is one thing you would do for your best friend (that means you)?
It is easy to give time and attention to our friends when they are in need or just to maintain the relationship. However, it seems so much harder to provide that same level of attention and care to ourselves, doesn’t it?
So how about applying these 3 friendly touches to yourself this week?
1. Check In – Just as you would call a friend to check in and see how they are doing, sit down with a cup of something and see how you are doing? Ask yourself the same questions you would ask your best friend and don’t let yourself wiggle out of the tough ones.
2. Make a Plan – Once you know how you are doing, make a plan to either maintain a great path or do some course correcting to get back on track.
3. Ask for Help – Ask yourself the question “What can I do to help you make this plan a success?” Decide what resources you need and what kind of support you can give yourself. Then go for it.
Use the energy you would use on others on yourself this week and you will be surprised how much more energy you have to keep on being a good friend to others and to yourself.
I would love to hear how your week goes…leave me your story in the comment section.