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mindful mini 08.16.2021: Choose kindness

1 mindfulness technique this week

Notice when you have a judgmental, negative or hateful thought about another person, a situation or yourself. When you catch it, replace it with kindness.

When you recognize your unsavory notion, immediately say or think to yourself, “I take it back; I didn’t mean that.” Replace the subpar thought with a kindness such as, “Have a good day,” or “I wish you well.”

One of the easiest places to start is in traffic where road rage likes to rear its ugly head. Another scenario can be when you’re on hold with a service provider where your patience is tested. Really, any drab task will do.

Remember to be kind to yourself. This is a practice and takes time to master. Baby steps. You got this!

extra practice

Keep track during the day how many times you employ this practice. Feedback is one of the best learning tools for improvement!

At the end of the week you’ll be able to see where you successfully applied this technique. Be sure to give yourself credit for taking the time to polish your life skills. Learning to recognize any patterns that you want to refine is admirable. Tell yourself, “Thank you for making me better.”

Until next week!


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