Why is it that we can be so much kinder to others than we are to ourselves?
If your friend arrived at your door with her heart broken you would invite her in, give her a comfy place to sit, and make her a glass of tea. You would give her space to tell her story. You would be a shoulder to lean on. You would sit besides her and let her know that you are there. You wouldn't rush her to get back up. You would give her a place to rest and be.
Yet when you arrive at your own door with your heart in your hands you knock yourself over. With a large list of expectations you push yourself to get back up sooner than you are ready. You are demanding on yourself never giving yourself time to heal and rest. Yet this is exactly what your mind and body need.
You need to treat yourself like you would your best friend. Be kind, tender, loving. Allow yourself space to feel all the feels. Do not try to rush through to the next emotion, just be where you are, and be ok with that. Pour yourself a cup of tea. Crawl into bed. Do whatever it is that makes you happy. Feed our soul with love.
You deserve to shower yourself with kindness. Do you not hold back. Feel the love and be the kind of friend you want to have.