Self-Compassion and its Benefits

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Self-Compassion means being warm, kind, and understanding towards yourself while dealing with personal failure.

It means trying to accept your past mistakes and taking them as a learning experience.

You might change yourself for the better (to be happy and healthy) in the process. However, this is done because you care for yourself and not because you are worthless.

It means keeping a balanced approach while dealing with your unpleasant emotions (sadness, guilt, embarrassment, regret, etc.).

You are not judging or criticizing yourself for your weaknesses. You are neither suppressing nor exaggerating your emotions. You do not pity yourself or indulge in self-loathing. 

Why practice Self-Compassion?

  1. It provides general life satisfaction.
  2. It has been linked with overall positive mental health and wellbeing.

Therefore, give yourselves the same care and kindness that you would give to your friend or family during their tough time. 

P.S.: Self-Compassion should not be confused with self-indulgence, self-esteem, and/ or self-pity.

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