It’s #mentalhealthawarenessweek and the focus this year is on #kindness. I think you’ll agree that we’ve seen some wonderful acts of human kindness as people go to great lengths to support loved ones, and local communities.
How can we take some of that inspiration and extend those levels of kindness to ourselves?
Often we forget to focus that generosity, forgiveness and compassion inwards. Instead we are more accustomed with berating ourselves, beating ourselves up and denying ourselves the gentle approach we are so well practised in sharing with others.
If doing something kind for yourself is too hard today, start by saying something kind.
'I like you'
'You're a good person'
'I forgive you'
'You are enough'
'It is ok to not be ok'
'I love you'
Gemma Brown is an associate certified coach with the International Coach Federation working with people to navigate successfully through transitions - be it career, relationships or life in general. Her belief is that when we confidently bring our whole selves to all areas of life, anything is possible. Transitions exist in both our personal and business life, and so often, the two fiercely overlap. Coaching with Gemma focuses on you as a whole, enabling you to identify your strengths, build confidence and to live a life with increased purpose and direction. Gemma is based in Cambridgeshire and carries out face to face coaching in the area as well as 1-2-1 coaching via Skype and Zoom. For more about Gemma, visit her 'About' page or contact her directly.