And when I remembered, all I did was state that fact: I forgot.
I forgot to do my monthly reflection on being gentle to myself.
And that was that.
Nothing more, nothing less.
You see, I cannot undo it. It’s forgotten and cannot be made to be unforgotten and published on the 25th. (Or… I could actually post-date this blog post of course, but what would be the point of that?!)
And you know what. Not beating myself up for forgetting is one way I do gentle these days.
And boy do I ever save energy on being gentle to myself this way. In the past, I would have spent this energy on beating myself over the head for not living up to my own standards. Today, I get to use this energy in any way I want to use it. And I promise, I very very seldom chose to spend it beating up on myself. Because spending it that way, simply doesn’t add any value to anyone. Not one iota.
So – why not spend my energy on things that add value to me and to my life?
Welcome to my new website, where the underlying tone centers around being gentle to oneself. I will be reflecting on a monthly basis on what being gentle to myself means to me, in the moment, and this is one of those reflections. I hope you enjoy it. If you do, please subscribe to updates so you won’t miss out on future reflections.