Self Compassion

I was on and there was an article about self-compassion and how it can help people who are somewhat pre-disposed to eating disorders. My favorite quote from this article is as follows:“Women may experience a more positive body image...if they approach disappointments and distress with kindness and the recognition that these struggles are a normal part of life,”  It is an interesting concept to think that we do not accept ourselves and/or forgive ourselves for something so unrelated to our bodies yet that is how we may manifest our frustration. We, as people, try to have so much compassion towards others and sometimes we forget to have compassion towards ourselves. I know I am my hardest critic! 

Sklarjennifer's picture

Thanks for sharing. I love that.  It's so true and maybe we can start to notice that we do this to ourselves and change the way we think. We should have compassion for ourselves before we have compassion for others. We need to start with ourselves first! 

Kristine3's picture

Yes, this is very true. It is extremely hard to let go of the past, but our DNA does not define our destiny. We have to focus on who we are now and start taking action to make up for the mistakes that we made and start moving forward. The only person stopping you from achieving your dreams is yourself, so reach out and create a new tomorrow today.

sboggs33's picture

Thank you for your input. It was beautifully said and something we should remember daily! 

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