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Cultivating a Safe Place Within

This morning my white board invites people to “Be a safe place for yourself”.  What does this mean? A vital part of self-care is not scaring yourself. Instead of doubting or criticizing yourself, practice saying encouraging things like “I know I can handle this” or “I can count on myself to get this done”. Self-validating comments such as, “I have valid reasons for feeling the way I do” help you to affirm your voice and feel supported. Being a safe place for yourself is important because when you need some space from the judgment or “noise” of the outside world, it’s healthy to have a kind place to come home to (i.e., yourself).   

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