Value Yourself: start with kindness to self

Post originally written on November 13th

For World Kindness Day, sharing a tool developed for professionals involved in User Research and CoDesign workshops.

Take time to value yourself so you can understand the value you can give away to others.

This tool was developed in terms of CoDesign as a method of sharing skills and power into communities with deficits in both. Even the most junior member of an organisation (government or private) has skills and power that they may not self-recognise. Normally they can only sense the power they lack within the structure they are within.

So many people work without valuing themselves as the system does not validate them.

It’s easy to forget self-worth and so forget the possibilities of what can be given away to others: in knowledge and power.

Kindness in a society starts with kindness to self.

I hope this helps you or people you work with.

Be kind to yourself.

A Little Book of Me

A little book of me
A Little Book Of Me
You are valuable
You are valuable
You can create value
You can create value
Share your value
Share your value
PDF download link
Print a booklet
Doublesided print
make a booklet
Make a booklet
2 cuts and much folding
Instructions on cutting and folding
Showing the folding
Folding sequence
More folding
Foldy, foldy, fold
a small folded book
A little book
read and write in the book
Read and write in the booklet
value yourself
Value yourself
value your skills
Value your skills
value your power
Value your power
give away youyr power
Give away your power
Lose power to gain more
Lose power to gain more
Booklet can be read forwards and backwards
Read the booklet backwards and forwards
From you to community and from community to you
From you to community, from community to you
Vaidate, value, give away and make soemthing valuable together
Validate yourself, value your power, give your power away and make something valuable, together
You are valuable
You are valuable
Share your value
Share your value

Being kind to yourself to be kind in society

The booklet is simply a way of centering your ability to perceive value and kindness in yourself so you can then see how it can be shared.

Use it just to remind yourself that you have skills and knowledge that are valuable and that you can create hope and change.

Be kind to yourself so you can can share kindness.

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