How to be compassionate toward yourself for at least an hour
Self-compassion can be really hard. For many people, it’s harder than feeling compassion for other people. You can feel like you don’t deserve it, like being tough on yourself is why you’re successful, like you’ll fall short if you don’t hold yourself to an impossible standard. You might say things to yourself that you would never, ever say to another person. This session is for anyone who is afraid to give themselves a break.
I spent six months reading academic research about how self-doubt, regret, and self-compassion affect a person’s ability to achieve their goals, learn from past experiences, and enjoy their life. Spoiler: Berating yourself doesn’t help. We’ll walk through evidence and strategies for building your self-compassion skills.