Self-compassion actually is one way to relate yourself that doesn’t promote punishing or harsh judging yourself for mistakes made or every time when someone outperforms you. There are several studies regarding self-compassion showing that it helps a person to have:
- Less depression and anxiety
- More optimism
- Faster recovery from stress and;
- Quick adaptation to positive behavior changes like diet or exercise
Because Self-Compassion is also about Self-Love
The reason why the study concluded such is that, self-compassion is focused on treating yourself with the same level of concern, support and kindness that you show to your friends.
When you are facing difficult situations or confronting personal failures, mistakes as well as inadequacies, self-compassion is responding with kindness instead of harsh self-judgment.
Why Promote Self-Compassion?
Through self-compassion, there are 3 separate but relatable aspects:
Number 1. Mindfulness – this is about having curious, open and non-judgmental attitude.
Number 2. Self-kindness – treat yourself kindly instead of harshly. It is best to extend the same level of support and care to yourself that you’d do to a loved one or good friend.
Number 3. Common humanity – let yourself to feel human and allow to make mistakes but learn from them.