Self-Compassion Could Change Your Life!

Following the theme of this week’s Kindness Challenge prompt of self-compassion, I wanted to share this message to start off your week!

Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens. -Louise Hay

This goes out to all of my readers that have a habit of being their worst critic. I know it might have started off innocently, trying to be your best (or maybe not so innocently). The thing is, many times we don’t get the results we expect by being so hard on ourselves. Just for this week, I want to encourage you to focus on extending yourself some self-compassion. It might be awkward at first, but give it a try this week and see how you end the week feeling.

A moment of selfcompassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life.

-Christopher K. Germer


Did you need to see this message today? What are your thoughts? Could you use some more self-compassion? Will you commit to showing yourself some compassion this week? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments! 

14 Replies to “Self-Compassion Could Change Your Life!”

  1. Thanks for reminding me this. I guess I am victim of this. I never or I would say rarely have self compassion attitude or tone for myself.

    I just prefer to kept going and going. And if I stop for a while to take a rest for bit longer, I complain as to why I stop in the 1st place

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  2. Hmmm… I’m a critic of myself even if I’m not my worst! You’re right though, through all the years of doing it it hasn’t really worked so I guess I should try another approach. 🙂

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  3. Along with my “cut myself some slack” from last week, I’ll commit to self-compassion this week. Stop repeating those negative thoughts in my head–or, in some cases, aloud. As a writer, the only voices I want to hear speaking in my mind are my characters’. I need to turn the other internal voices off, unless they have something positive to say!

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  4. I think for me the hardest part is that my head often spins stories that have others critique an action I am contemplating, when in reality these critical thoughts often come directly from me and were never voiced by the person.

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    1. Do you think one message was ever spoken to you that gave life to those thoughts? Even if you don’t know or happen to be the origin of those thoughts, just as you create them, can you stop them?


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