How many of us are self critical? I am not talking about healthy self criticism. I hear it everyday. “I am not good enough.” “I am not smart.” “I will never succeed.” “No one likes me.” “I am not happy with things I have done in the past.” “I am a failure.”
So as Dr Phil says…hows that workin’ for ya! 😁
Life is too short to be self critical.. I aint got time for that! Do you? 🤷🏼♀️
Self Compassion is a way to be kind to ourselves in the midst of an illness or any challenge we might endure. We CAN learn new ways to treat ourselves better and have quality of life.
We struggle with Bipolar, Depression, Anxiety, OCD, PTSD, OCPD, etc. However, that does not mean we are defective, weak, unlovable. These are labels. We cannot allow ourselves to be defined by a label. We can’t and we won’t!
We can find tools to manage each of these. We really can. We do not need to be ‘fixed’. We need to love ourselves for who we are and the challenges we face. Have you hugged yourself today? Have you looked in the mirror and said “I love me!”
Being compassionate to others does not equal being compassionate to ourselves. It’s much easier to be compassionate towards others. Self compassion takes effort, consistency and a willingness to change the way we view ourselves. It begins with our own self talk.
We are much too negative of ourselves than we need be. The time for change is NOW!
Love yourself and the world will love you in return!
What are YOU going to do today that shows that you love yourself? 🤔
It’s a new day!
With all of the sadness surrounding us as of late….Please think of things that you are grateful for. Very easy for people to become distraught after learning of tragic events and this is how sadness can spiral into a depressive illness.
Be kind to yourself and compassionate to others. 💕
A great resource to add to your ‘toolbox’:
What is Self-Compassion?
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Absolutely yes ! self care is of utmost importance.
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