Being kind to yourself matters
*Filmed pre-coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak* In this video, we asked members of the public what they do to show themselves some self-compassion and love. During harder times, or maybe just after a difficult day, make a point of doing something to show yourself kindness and compassion.
Female: "Somethings I do to take care of myself, I like to go on walks with my dog, I like to read I think it's very important to take care of yourself mentally and physically. So I like to go to the spa, like to get my nails done sometimes, or even just as simple as staying in bed, all day, and not getting out, and doing nothing."
Male: "What I like to do is travel around cities, that I've never been to sort of get lost. So I'm actually just in London for 24 hours, before I head back home. So that's really what I like do."
Male: "When I do have time, I like to meditate, I do some yoga, I read, I go for a run, just anything that's going to get me a bit of space."
Male: "Exercise for one, release the endorphins, always good for the brain, for the body- that's great. I go for a walk, I meditate, which I do is brilliant, works very well."
Female: "I'm definitely a more introverted person, so I think when I'm having a difficult time I like to just take time by myself. Sometimes I journal, which I think is really helpful. I love to write, so journaling has always been great for me. Watching Netflix, just going on walks, I love anything by myself, just to let myself think, and think through my feelings, is great for me."
Female: "Usually a cup of tea and a book is a good way. (Female 2 agreeing, says: that's a good one, I like baking too, baking's good). What else? and nice smells (Female 2: yes, candles). yes!"