I remember when I started to do friendly things for myself consciously it felt a bit awkward. But when I began experiencing some big positive changes I knew I was doing something very right.
The most significant change (which I didn’t see coming) was being able to express myself more freely around other people. Instead of overthinking how to say what I wanted to say, I would just say it.
I realised later this was happening because I wasn’t as concerned about other people’s thoughts and ideas because I was providing myself with the validation and support that I needed when I needed it.
Over the years I’ve continued exploring the different ways of being a self-friend, and in this episode, I share some of the most effective ways I’ve discovered for developing this friendship and the situations in which they can be used.
I’ve also included some of the small yet powerful internal actions which I often overlooked when I first started this self-friendly exploration.