Tag archive: self-compassion

Why self-compassion is important

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Photo credit: Aditya Saxena via unsplash.com

Self-compassion is a way of relating to yourself. It entails treating yourself with kindness and compassion. As adults, we don’t always find this easy. In times when violence and conflict is the focus of media attention, self compassion is being talked about more. Why?

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How to make self-compassion work

 

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Photo by Chungkuk Bae on Unsplash.com

When you are going through a difficult time and things aren’t going well for you – stress levels can go up. At times like these, having self-compassion can help build resilience and assist in success. At such times, we can also be prone to self-criticism and negative self worth which can have a stronger effect.  How can develop greater self-compassion?

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Are you your own best friend?

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Photo credit – Annie Spratt via unsplash.com

When your friends are in trouble are you there to listen and support them? Do you do the same thing towards yourself in challenging times? Seriously – do you treat yourself like you would a friend in need?

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