This is a short exercise to practice and foster self-acceptance and self-healing. Being kind to yourself doesn’t come naturally to many of us, but it can be learned. Think of this exercise as a love and kindness workout. Just like working out at the gym, it’s best to start carefully. If you feel overwhelmed by your feelings during this workout, you can, if you need it, bring yourself back to the present moment by pushing your feet down the floor, looking around the room, and naming out loud three things you can see, and three things you can hear. Stand up and stretch.