“You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” Louise Hay
Self-compassion, or the practice of being kind to yourself in times of failure, pain or when you notice something you don’t like about yourself, is key to practice right now. When we show self-compassion, we give ourselves the same kindness as we would to others recognizing that all humans suffer and we are not alone. We can then use tools to stop being so critical of ourselves remembering criticizing ourselves doesn’t help us get to where we want to go.
This week’s Power Phrase: “I am kind to myself. I remind myself I am doing the best I can.”