14 Ways to Parent Yourself

* Be tender with your own heart.
* Give yourself a curfew; don’t stay out too late.
* Eat nourishing food.
* Offer yourself praise.
* Allow yourself lots of care and support when sick.
* Avoid bullies and meanies.
* Give yourself small rewards and gifts.
* Put yourself down for a nap, with a soft blanket.
* Check to make sure you do your chores.
* Validate the full range of your feelings.
* Delight in play and moments of joy.
* Stay away from danger.
* Teach yourself something new.
* Pay attention to your daily needs: are you tired, hungry, sleepy, cranky, sore, overwhelmed, under the weather, bored, lonely, scared?

Also see:
On the Power of the Self-Hug
The Small Things that Are Huge

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