Be The Best You | Compassion | Week Seven

by Christina Rowsell


Image © Christina Rowsell
Earlier this month you gave yourself permission to indulge in self-love. I hope you have and realize you’re worth it. However, sometimes you’ll find that judging or punishing yourself creeps in. You might start to hear that voice in your head that criticizes your thoughts or actions for every mistake you make.

Just as you show compassion for others, it’s time to gift yourself with a little compassion. Self-doubt can create anxiety, depression and stress. If this starts to happen, you’ll need to bring yourself back to your positive thoughts and focus on being optimistic. Both skills you learned in week one and two.

Treat yourself with the same kindness you would towards other people. This is where you will learn how to support yourself by being kind to yourself.

We all make mistakes. Sometimes we say things we shouldn’t have said. I’ve said things I shouldn’t have said. These are all natural reactions. Sometimes you say things that aren’t nice about someone who has done you wrong in the past. Let’s be clear, it’s not okay to do that. But it’s also not okay to beat yourself up about it. When we make a wrong decision we need to find a way to be compassionate towards our actions. Not make our actions okay, or acceptable, but to learn from them. If I’m being honest, I too struggle with this one. This is something I continue to work on.

Self-compassion will help you when you’re faced with life struggles or in confrontational situations. With self-compassion you’ll learn to respond with kindness instead of self-judgement.

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