What it means to have Self-compassion
- You honor and accept your humanness.
- kind and understanding toward ourselves when confronted with difficult times.
- Being warm and gentle toward our selves when we feel we are inadequate
- Taking a balanced approach to our negative emotions so that feelings are neither suppresse nor exaggerated.
- Willingness to observe our negative thoughts and emotions with openness and clarity, so that they are held in mindful awareness.
How do you think things might change if you responded to yourself in the same way you typically respond to a close friend when he or she is suffering? This exercise walks you through it.
By acknowledging your self-critical voice and reframing its observations in a more friendly way, you will eventually form the blueprint for changing how you relate to yourself long-term. This exercise will help you learn how to do it.
Remember that if you really want to motivate yourself, love is more powerful than fear. In this exercise, you’ll reframe your inner dialogue so that it is more encouraging and supportive.
These are my three favorite exercises form Dr. Kristin Neff website but there are more click here
“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.” ~ Buddha
With sisterly love,