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Self-Compassion For #Careerlions

Self-Compassion For #Careerlions

Is it just me or do all #careerlions judge oneself more harshly in terms of personal shortcomings, than you do others? Well, if you tend to be more accepting of other people’s shortcomings than I think we should be forming a “self-compassion” squad. This week I came across a Youtube video about self-compassion, applauding the theories by psychologist Kristin Neff. She basically states that we should all promise to love ourselves, in both sickness and in health. That we should offer ourselves warmth and unconditional acceptance. Isn’t it just weird that we can be so hard on ourselves, while we are generally more than willing to accept others for who they are including their shortcomings? Well, today is about what this self-compassion actually entails and why you need to strive to accept you for who you are.

What is self-compassion?

Self-compassion is the way of relating to the self. That you relate to yourself with kindness and accepting your flaws unconditionally. Having an understanding that your worth is unconditional. It can also be seen as recognizing the difference between making bad decisions and being a bad person.

Why you need self-compassion?

Research has indicated that there is a positive correlation between self-compassion and your psychological well-being. Self-compassion makes you more emotional resilient, improves the accuracy of your self-concepts,and be  more caring in relationships. As a result, your relationships will be healthier. Research has also indicated that it increases productivity and reduces stress, anxiety, anger. Furthermore, it helps reduces the fear of failure, as it avoids the trappings of the self-limiting and destructive thought processes. Self-compassion also does wonders in terms of empowering, learning, and inner strength.

The overall conclusion is that is you cut yourself more slack, you will be happier. Do you really need more than that to convince yourself to love yourself unconditionally?

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