Self-compassion is extending compassion to oneself in instances of perceived inadequacy, failure, or general suffering. Kristin Neff has defined self-compassion as being composed of three main elements – self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness.
In work, love, life, you need to know when to stand up for yourself. People-pleasing is exhausting, and it is a dead-end life. Know your worth. Have positive assertive communication. Receive what you need to be happy, healthy, and whole.
Self-care means taking the time to do things that help you live well and improve both your physical health and mental health. When it comes to your mental health, self-care can help you manage stress, lower your risk of illness, and increase your energy. Even small acts of self-care in your daily life can have a big impact.
Summer is waning. Work vacations are over. School is back in session. It is time to get back into daily life routines. Add a practical program of self-love to make the second half of 2022 shine.
Self-love is not simply a state of feeling good. It is a long-term appreciation for oneself that grows from actions that support your physical, psychological, and spiritual growth. Self-love is ever changing. It grows through actions that mature you.