“If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me?“ – Maya Angelou
This is a good, and a thought-provoking, question! I wonder how good we really are to ourselves. Here are some journal prompts to help you think this through …
1. Without thinking too deeply about the question, what is your knee-jerk response? Would you say that you are good to yourself?
2. Thinking about the question in more depth …. What would you be doing differently if you were being good to yourself? Try to be concrete and specific here.
For example, would you speak up more, or say “yes” or “no” more often?
Would you speak differently to, or about, yourself?
Would you take more chances?
Would you have a different job or career?
Would you spend more (or perhaps less!) money on yourself?
Would you walk…
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