As important as it is to be kind to others, it is equally important to be kind to yourself.
This week is finals week for us college students and we are not okay. At least I know I’m not. I am running on less than 2 hours of sleep and I still have so much to do.
This week especially I remember to practice patience and kindness with others, but I continuously forget to practice that with myself. I become easily frustrated and discouraged with my studies, I push myself until I cannot go anymore. And after talking to other students and even teachers on my campus, I have realized that I am not the only one who feels this way.
So I decided to use this blog post as an opportunity to remind people the importance of showing kindness to themselves. So I walked around my campus and asked people to finish the sentence “I like my…” with a trait that they like about themselves. My goal was to make people remember to be kind to themselves, and bring a smile to their face during a stressful time.
Now, after I was done making some smiles on campus I needed to go home and make some smiles of my own. So, I made a video to walk you through my night of my favorite things. Everyone’s happiness comes in different forms, and what makes me happy may not be what makes you happy. Never stop searching for things or people that make you smile.
One thing that I did not include in my video is the importance of music. Music can change my mood in a heartbeat. Here is my Sunshine playlist filled with songs that brighten my day!