After a 13 hour day yesterday, I came home, thought of all of these things, and found myself exhausted, stressed, and frustrated with my self. When will I fit everything in?
My typical response would be to make a plan, wake up early, and work towards getting everything done. Have to meet my expectations, right?
Not necessarily. I woke up and realized that that's not what I need right now. How about I focus on the positive? My strengths, my intentions, my heart.
Instead, I need to practice being kinder to myself. Being gentler with myself.
I'm going to spend my extra time this morning on me. On efforts to cultivate my capacity for kindness. I will focus my loving-kindness meditation on myself, rather than others. Because really, being kind to yourself and being kind to others should be one and the same. Don't choose one or the other.