Do you practice self-compassion?
We do know that it is ineffective to increase happiness by judging and criticizing others. So let's stop that and learn a better way.
One of those better ways is summed up in 2 small words: self-compassion. With self-compassion, we give ourselves the same kindness and care we'd give to a good friend. While it sounds simple, it does not seem to be easy. Self-compassion is an important vehicle that moves you closer to happier so don't dismiss it too quickly.
Dr. Kristin Neff, a leading researcher on self-compassion says “having compassion for yourself means that you honor and accept your HUMAN-NESS. Things will not always go the way you want them to. You will encounter frustrations, losses, mistakes, limitations, fall short
This is the human condition, a reality shared by all of us. The more you open your heart to this reality instead of constantly fighting against it, the more you will be able to feel compassion for yourself and others in the experience of life.”
Lesson for today: When you start to beat yourself up over something, remember that you are human and susceptible to human experiences. Try to be as kind to yourself as you would be to a friend.
Don’t forget to FORWARD to a friend, family member, co-worker, hairdresser, random person in address book who you don't remember…everyone wants to be happier.
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