Building on this week’s breaking the good girl myth podcast, let’s explore the practice of mindful self-compassion.
Self-compassion is treating ourselves with the same tenderness we’d show toward a dear friend, a sick child, or a sweet little puppy that we’re training. Think gentle, gentle, gentle.
According to Dr. Kristin Neff, co-creator of Mindful Self-Compassion, there are three practices of self-compassion.
- Self-Kindness vs. Self-Judgment. This means treating ourselves with tenderness when we misstep.
- Common Humanity vs. Isolation. This means recognizing that all humans suffer and we’re not alone in the struggle.
- Mindfulness vs. Over-Identification. This means noticing our thoughts and feelings without judgement. For example, “I’m experience anger” versus “I’m angry.”
Consider implementing self-compassion by treating yourself with kindness, recognizing your common humanity, and practicing mindfulness with your emotions.
Be gentle with yourself. You’re human and you’re doing a great job at it! Bisous. x