Self-compassion or Self-criticism
Do you feel guilty when you take time out for yourself?
Is it time you gave yourself a break?
But how can we give ourselves a break?
But often we reflect, ruminate and go over what we could have done differently in a very judgemental way.
We all know this isn’t helpful but as I said it can be hard habit to break.
But have you ever tried practicing self-compassion?
You may have tried reciting affirmations but is reciting them enough. Do you actually belief what you’re saying?
We need to feel it in our bones
When was the last time you offered your body caring comfort? Like wrapping yourself in a blanket and enjoying the warmth. Truly caring for yourself like you would care for a sick animal or child.
We don’t have to be sick to offer ourselves comfort. We can acknowledge that what we’re going through is tough and we need to take time out from being busy and doing.
Exploring self-compassion practices
Not just a break from day to day but a break from judgement and criticism.
We’ll be exploring a wide variety of practises that are simple and easy to do. If you find one that works well for you keep doing it. In order to change our habits we need to make new ones stronger. The only way of doing this is through regular repetition.
So if you currently have a practice that works for you make sure you do it. If you’re looking for new ideas to build your self-compassion skills you might like to come along to the retreat day.
Find something that works and stick with it
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