K is for Kindness
I know you've heard it a thousand times before: be kind to yourself. You've heard that, and maybe even rolled your eyes. You're kind to yourself. What's not to be kind about.
But are you?
As a writer, you thrive on the isolation of writing. You spend the better part of your life alone, in solitude, writing about characters that don't exist. You pass on social interactions because the need to write is so strong.
Who says you don't take care of yourself? You write, and that's a form of self-love.
But what about when things aren't so great and your career feels as if it's standing still? Are you kind to yourself then?
Think about that for a moment....
Kindness isn't a bad thing. Kindness to oneself is a privilege and an honour. Self kindness will make you a better writer.
Next time you're not being so kind to yourself, ask yourself "Why?"