Be kind to yourself with #5YearOldSelfie

When we feel good about ourselves, it can be easier to deal with life’s challenges. That’s why we’ve launched #5YearOldSelfie, a way for you to practise speaking positively to yourself.

We all have negative thoughts sometimes and tell ourselves unkind things, but how we speak to ourselves affects who we believe we are.

When we feel good about ourselves it’s easy to deal with life’s challenges. If you’re going through a difficult time right now, you can practise speaking positively to yourself with our #5YearOldSelfie campaign.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Find your favourite photo of your younger self or something that reminds you of when you were younger.
  2. Type three positive things you would like to tell your younger self. This could be something like ‘You’re brave and strong’, ‘your grades won’t define you’, ‘you’ll grow up with kind friends around you’.
  3. Tag three friends to join and take part and share on social media with #5YearOldSelfie and @YoungMindsUK

The next time you catch yourself thinking a negative thought about yourself, remember all the kind things you said to your inner child and remember they still apply to you today. As you take part in #5YearOldSelfie, we hope it will help you realise all the challenges you’ve overcome, and encourage you to show some love and compassion towards yourself.

Tens of thousands of people have already taken part in #5YearOldSelfie across Instagram and Twitter…

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