A Simple, Powerful Self-Compassion Method – by Leo Babauta

Kindness Blog

self kindnessWhen we’re frustrated with others, or feeling bad about ourselves … we often turn toward habits that comfort us:

  • distractions
  • food
  • shopping
  • smoking
  • drugs/alcohol

These don’t often work, because they tend to make us feel worse in the long run. We become unhappier, more stressed, and then need to seek comfort in these things again … and the cycle continues.These are sometimes the only ways we know of comforting ourselves! I know this because for a long time I always turned to all of the above for comfort when I was feeling stressed or bad about myself. It made me very unhealthy and it took a long time to change my patterns.Today I’d like to suggest a method of self-compassion that I’ve been learning, that has worked wonders.

The Self-Compassion Method

Try this now if you’re feeling stressed, frustrated, in pain, disappointed, angry, anxious, worried, or depressed:

  1. Notice

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