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Be good to yourself

Life gets easier if you learn to live with and respect the most important person in your life, namely you, says Chitra Jha

education Updated: Jun 30, 2010 09:21 IST
Chitra Jha
Chitra Jha
Hindustan Times

How can you be ‘good’ to yourself? This question can be answered in just two words: No coddling! Yes, please do not coddle yourself. It doesn’t take you anywhere. On the other hand, it pays to be a little hard-hearted with your own self.

In order to elaborate my point further I have added some more words to these two words. Please apply these insights to your life if they resonate with you.
. Do not stand for any nonsense from anyone, including yourself.
. Do not accept any excuses from anyone, especially yourself.
. Move on in life without any regrets.
. Free your heart from any guilt that you may be carrying.
. Do not berate yourself for something you did or didn’t do.
. Do not spend time trying to undo your every action or inaction.
. Do not waste time wishing you had done this or that.
. Be responsible for all your actions and their consequences.
. Do not play the blame game with yourself.
. Be aware of every opportunity that comes your way and use it.
. Do not keep re-visiting the past. Live in the now.
. Get on with your life.
. Don’t hold yourself back.
. Be forward moving and stop looking back.
. If you need to apologise to someone, do it now.
. Give yourself credit for all that is working in your life.
. Be grateful for everything that you have.

The author is a life skills coach, time-line therapist, and new consciousness writer. Contact:

First Published: Jun 29, 2010 12:28 IST