Family Law Musings | How to Be Kind to Yourself
Y’all - Corona has been crazy. Getting divorced is crazy. Kids at home while trying to work is crazy. Nonstop time with a spouse who used to work all day is crazy. Not getting your hair/nails done for months is crazy. The list goes on. I’ve found that the emotions accompanying the crazy ebb and flow. Some days, I’m overwhelmed with gratefulness. Others, I’m discouraged and hard on myself. Some days are high, some days are low...some are just blah. In talking with friends and clients, it sounds like everyone else is in that same boat. We are all riding out the storm, unsure about what’s on the other side. I think the best antidote to some of the low/blah days is easily said but a little harder to practice: be. kind. to. yourself. This is one of those phrases thrown around a lot that leave me going: okay, sounds cute and all—but what does that literally mean? How do you do actually practice kindness to yourself? (When you’re getting divorced people will have all kinds of these little pieces of advice for you—ones that sound good but you have no idea how to put it into practice.) But, I think I figured it out. I think of it like this: To be kind to myself, I treat myself as if I were my best friend. I’ll walk you through how specifically to do that in the video.