Reach Out a Helping Hand…to Yourself!


Yesterday we talked about reaching out a helping hand with simple acts of kindness.  We talked about smiling at others, offering an encouraging word to a friend or love one, fully listening when someone’s speaking to us.

It’s important for us to remember to reach out a helping hand to ourselves.

A few ways to give yourself a helping hand:

~wake up 15 minutes earlier so you aren’t rushing around like a nut in the morning;

~lay your clothes out the night before so you don’t get frazzled trying to find something clean to wear;

~listen to uplifting messages instead of the news with all its murder and mayhem;

~learn a new tidbit or fact each day;

~wrap your arms around yourself and give yourself a hug;

~smile at yourself in the mirror as you wash up in the morning and get ready for bed in the evening;

~give yourself a pep talk as you smile at yourself in the mirror.


In reading these suggestions, I’m sure you’ve thought of others you can do.  Feel free to share them in the comments below.  Thanks!

Pass this post along to a friend.  Thanks!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,



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