Be kinder to yourself: We tell you 5 ways how

We live in fast-paced times that have just taught us to hustle in order to succeed in life. No wonder why this generation is more prone to mental health issues.

It’s great to have the courage to show small acts of kindness towards others, but we shouldn’t even forget that sometimes the person needing kindness the most is you.

If you're wondering how to be kind to yourself, we're here to help with some expert-recommended tips.

Replace that FOMO (fear of missing out) feeling with JOMO (joy of missing out). Try not going on that night out to spend cozy time with yourself instead.

It takes courage and high character to have an open heart that commemorates the achievements of others.

“Often, we are quick to acknowledge the achievements of others, but we never acknowledge our own. Be aware of your achievements and relish them,” says Dr Kapoor.

Instead, gather the guts to forgive your mistakes and learn from them to rise higher in life. Learn from your mistakes, and move on.

One of the best ways to practice self-love is by taking good care of yourself. Value and respect your mind and body enough that you enjoy doing things that honour you.

Try to get enough sleep, eat fruits and vegetables, exercise daily, and practice mindfulness daily.

Preserve your precious energy and time for good things, and do your bit to become a little wiser than you were yesterday.