Give yourself a break: This insight is meant to help you treat yourself with kindness

’You should talk to yourself like you would talk to your best friend’

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If you’re upset about a mistake you made or even something heavier, such as a relationship that ended, be kind to yourself.

Instead of saying, “I’m such an idiot” or “I’m so stupid,” instead, pretend it’s your best friend who’s going through it, instead of yourself.

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After all, you wouldn’t talk to your best friend like that, would you?

It’s all about being your own best friend, treating yourself with kindness and giving yourself a break.

This insight, which was offered in a recent episode of “The Best Advice Show,” came from a listener named Lauren who hails from Eastern Washington.

“I wouldn’t feel comfortable telling my best friend, ‘You’re an idiot for leaving your lunch at home,’ so why do we feel comfortable saying those things to ourselves?” Lauren told host Zak Rosen.

Rosen, by the way, wants to hear from you next.

To contribute some of your advice, drop him a voicemail at 844-935-BEST. Leave your name and your tip, followed by your email address in case he has any follow-up questions.

It can be deep or not-so-deep. Rosen has a “Food Fridays” feature in which he’d love to feature your cooking advice.

He’s not so much interested in platitudes and truisms, but instead, looking for the specific, odd, uplifting, effective, real advice from you about how you make it through your days.

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