There are many ways to Practice Acts of Kindness to Your Self. But before we get started, you might ask, why do I need to practice it myself anyhow? Just like any mindfulness practice, the MOST important thing to remember is that we must practice ourselves so that we can share it. If you want to be in a space to share Acts of Kindness with others, you must first be kind to your self.
Now, lets talk about some simple ways to Practice Acts of Kindness to Your Self. Some of them are very similar to ones we practiced with others, and they are listed here:
- Write yourself a kind post-it note and put it on a mirror you see in the mornings.
- Read the post it note out loud to your self as a bonus!
- An extra bonus: smile at yourself in the mirror while you say it.
- Give yourself a huge hug first thing when you wake up. Just because you’re so awesome!
Student’s Tip: Feel free to journal about how Practicing Acts of Kindness to Your Self made you feel. These are great practices to do every single day!
Teacher’s Tip: You may want to hold space for in-class sharing or writing reflection on the practice the following day to deepen student reflection!