Quick note: If you’re highly self-critical like me, then you will understand the importance of nurturing a culture of kindness towards yourself. Learning to be kind to yourself is a daily meditative practice. Understand that you are beautifully flawed and whole, and that you deserve kindness and happiness to flow through you like oxygen. You have a potential that only you can unlock, and along the way lessons will be learned. These lessons require humility and openness: this is where kindness creates the space for you to grow.