And when I remembered, all I did was state that fact: I forgot.
I forgot to do my monthly reflection on being gentle to myself.
And that was that.
Nothing more, nothing less.
You see, I cannot undo it. It’s forgotten and cannot be made to be unforgotten and published on the 25th. (Or… I could actually post-date this blog post of course, but what would be the point of that?!)
And you know what. Not beating myself up for forgetting is one way I do gentle these days.
And boy do I ever save energy on being gentle to myself this way. In the past, I would have spent this energy on beating myself over the head for not living up to my own standards. Today, I get to use this energy in any way I want to use it. And I promise, I very very seldom chose to spend it beating up on myself. Because spending it that way, simply doesn’t add any value to anyone. Not one iota.
So – why not spend my energy on things that add value to me and to my life?