Do you know how to practice self-compassion?
Research shows that the more we practice being kind and compassionate with ourselves, the more we’ll increase the habit of self-compassion. And that my friends will increase your ability to be happier. Here are some tips from Dr. Kristin Neff, leading expert on self-compassion on how to practice it.
Ask yourself “how would you treat a friend who was going through this situation”
Talk yourself through it with acceptance. “This hurts. Pain is part of life and I am not alone with this feeling. #the struggle IS real
Repeat one or all of the following phrases
May I be kind to myself.
May I give myself the compassion that I need
May I learn to accept myself as I am
May I forgive myself
May I be strong
May I be patient
3. Keep a journal to process the difficult events of your day through a lens of self-compassion. It can enhance both mental and physical well-being.
For more exercises that will help you practice self-compassion, go to our website happierbytheminute.com.
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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