Self-Kindness for the Self-Employed

Self-kindness requires something often overlooked: self-awareness. Being kind to yourself, particularly as a business owner, can be a tedious task (mainly because you might not know how). A quick search on Pinterest will have you drowning in tips like: drink more water, get a manicure, take a walk, and enjoy nature.

Those are all wonderful suggestions, but temporary. Self-kindness is not meant to be fleeting. It is a series of actions and deserves to be recognized as such. It involves trusting yourself, setting boundaries, and standing up for your beliefs.

Learning to say no can undoubtedly be uncomfortable, but you must remember: it is healthy to set boundaries. You may feel obligated to say yes to keep the peace or please a customer, but at what cost? If something makes you uncomfortable, say no.