How self-compassion can build resilience

Chazz Scott Nucleus Team Member Positively Caviar, Inc. | 7/31/2020, 4:40 a.m.
Let’s face it; a lot is going in the world currently— from the social unrest to the ongoing battle against ...
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Chazz Scott Nucleus Team Member Positively Caviar, Inc with negative thoughts about ourselves. However self-compassion just like any- thing else is learnable.

Here are a couple of tips and strategies to keep in mind as you build self-compassion:

Comfort your body— Eat or drink something healthy. Lie down and rest. Massage your own neck, feet, or hands. Take a walk. Anything you can do to im- prove how you feel physically gives you a dose of self-compassion.

Give yourself encouragement—Think of what you would say to a good friend if he or she was facing a difficult or stressful situation. Then, when you find yourself in this kind of situation, direct these compassionate responses toward yourself.

Practice mediation— Mediation is a process by which, through contempla- tion and relaxation, we can begin to loosen the grip of self-critical thoughts and emotions. Mediation is not having control of your thoughts it’s about be- coming aware of them. Try using media- tion apps such as Calm or Headspace if you’ve never meditated before.

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Resource: https://www.health.harvard.edu/mental- health/4-ways-to-boost-your-self-com- passion