Be kind to yourself as you are right now.
Try this quick loving-kindness practice to lift your mood. Loving-kindness, called metta in Pali, is not a romantic type of love, but rather a behavior, an offering of friendliness toward all living beings — including yourself. Especially yourself. And if that’s not a tall enough order, metta is a kind of unconditional loving-kindness, which means you need to completely embrace yourself — the good, the bad, and the seemingly ugly. Give it a try!