Kind to Yourself

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Kind to Yourself

Kind to Yourself

Okay, challenge: do at least one thing that's kind to yourself every day.

It doesn't have to be fancy. Getting enough sleep? Awesome. Drinking plenty of water? Fantastic. Reading a chapter of an old favorite book? I couldn't be more proud. Anything works - whatever makes you happy and feels good for your mind, your soul, and your body. Remember to give yourself love. It's good for you. 

Post kind things you've done to yourself here. The more replies, the better.

I'll start. Today I was kind to myself by spending quality time with my family. 

submitted by Periwinkle, age Pi, Somewhere in the stars
(October 28, 2023 - 8:49 pm)

Ummm.. I mean, yesterday I was... kind to myself? Not kind to myself? Whaaa?? You decide. I stayed up very late reading the Priory of the Orange Tree, which I live by the way, which it made me SOOO ridiculously happy reading with a ginormous fantasy book on my lap and infinite possibilities layed out before me during that time of night no one else is awake... there's just no other feeling like it! But at the same time... horrible for my health. So?

submitted by Celinegtg
(October 29, 2023 - 12:43 am)

Anyways, what I mean to say is I'm gonna do it again today. Because... all right let's do this scientifically (sorta)


Pros and Cons of reading The Priory of the Orange Tree tonight (if I'm not feeling too tired, I'm still gonna do it anyway though so... but when I do feel tired I do get in bed and sleep, fyi) 



-no short-term stress cause how can you stress while reading and lost and nothing else exists but the heft of the book and the turning of pages and the waiting possibilities of the night?

-makes me so very happy

-it takes me an hour and thirty pages to just read 70 pgs of the Priory!! Usually I can read at last 175 pgs in that time! And it's a library book! So finish faster and don't have to worry about when it's due

-can read my other library books faster and no stress about returning them in time/angering the librarian(s), whom I like quite a lot

-read more books in general

-bragging rights faster :)



-I may or may not have a big midterm tomorrow? But I'm never gonna be prepared for it anyway cause I literally can't understand the teacher cause it's Chinese... and oddly I get less and less fluent as time goes on

-sleep loss. But that happens every night anyways. But MORE sleep loss.

-finish the Priory faster and can't read it anymore


and it seems like the pros outweigh the cons! Yay! :)

you still probably shouldn't do this though. I'm setting a very bad example here. But anyways this is an awesome idea thank you Peri!! :)

submitted by CelineBurning Bright, age Midnight, The FireMist Sea
(October 29, 2023 - 12:56 am)
submitted by Top
(October 29, 2023 - 9:36 am)

Today, I was kind to myself by going to church and spending time with my family.

I was kind to myself by practicing piano before my recital at 2pm. 

submitted by Endless_Parodies
(October 29, 2023 - 11:40 am)

I feel you!

Kind to myself with some reading in bed kinda thing. (#HungerGameTrilogy4Evs!) 

Kind to myself when I indulged myself in writing some poetry i have yet to post.

submitted by Starr Brite
(October 29, 2023 - 6:53 pm)

same as Celine :D although a different book... very early this morning I was reading The Mote in God's Eye (until my flashlight died D:)

also Celine: excellent book choice lol

submitted by Hex
(October 29, 2023 - 5:51 pm)

today i was kind to myself by waking up later than usual because i've barely slept this weekend and telling myself not to feel guilty about it.

thank you so much for making this thread, peri! <333 

submitted by pangolin, age she/they, Outskirts of the Galaxy
(October 29, 2023 - 6:02 pm)

I was kind to myself when today and yesterday, while dressing up as two different Queen goddesses (Hera yesterday, Persephone today), I told myself I looked stunning. Because I did. I think. I mean, both days I worked hard to make the make-up look good. And yesterday, in my floor-length skirt-dress thing I will be wearing Tuesday night (ignoring my cuffed jeans underneath), and my peacock shirt I tied up with a hairband, and the silver high-heels, I did look very good. 

I was also kind to myself when this weekend, I have been listening to TLT musical on repeat (and now I realize it was stupid of me to dislike the song Strong, b/c it ain't the bad) while drawing my charries, and also obessing over the Riordanverse and the TV show (like seriously, who cares that the trio may not look like how they're described in the books, the more I learn about them, the more I see/read about how they act, the more I'm convinced that they are their characters).

hopefully the kind things I did outweigh the mental breakdown I had, and how the doc where I write down the mental breakdowns (that was I can get them out someway) got significantly longer...  

submitted by Rainbow, age teen, Holding up the sky
(October 29, 2023 - 8:29 pm)

:) Reading, reading, and the morning, in the afternoon, and soon before bed. And playing guitar.

submitted by Moon Wolf, age lunaryears, A Celestial Sky
(October 29, 2023 - 9:28 pm)

I made cinnamon toast this morning :P

submitted by Darkvine, the corn-infested Midwest
(October 30, 2023 - 12:43 pm)

I'm listening to calming music. 

submitted by Flamarestii, cinnamon toast <33
(October 30, 2023 - 5:19 pm)

Spending time looking at books at the library. 

Smiling like a fool, but you know, feels good.

Wrote some serious four stanza poetry. It was expressive.

Curing the hiccups. (i can't STAND hiccups) 

I also read through the Hunger Games again. (looking at you Starr Brite)

submitted by Bushy Tail, age 14, Searching for...something
(October 31, 2023 - 1:25 pm)

...I am being kind to myself by going on Chatterbox, although that's only because my Dad told me to do something to relax instead of homework...

...I think I need this thread. 

submitted by Lyric, age Excluded, nowhere in particular
(November 1, 2023 - 8:38 pm)

*happy sigh*

Ice-blended vanilla drink is just... magical...
submitted by CelineBurning Bright, age Hot Sun, Numb Fingers :)
(November 4, 2023 - 7:13 pm)

I was kind to myself today by buying new books and spending time with people I love! I'm going to keep being kind to myself by reading and then going to bed since I am tired and have school tomorrow :]

submitted by Periwinkle, age Pi, Somewhere in the stars
(November 5, 2023 - 8:04 pm)