One thing I’ve discovered is that we are so often very unkind and judgmental of ourselves, in a way we’d never be to anybody else. We also tend to be unkind to ourselves when we need self-love and self-acceptance the most.
Our lack of self-compassion makes it harder for us to move through hard and challenging times like divorce.
You see, true self-love and acceptance goes beyond self-esteem and feeling good about ourselves when things are going well. We need to give ourselves kindness when we fail or things don’t go as planned. It comes to caring about ourselves no matter how fragile or imperfect we are.
What is the difference between self-love and self-compassion? How do we embrace self-compassion and maintain it through the highs and lows of our lives? In this episode, I talk about the power of self-compassion and the steps we can take to achieve it.
3 Things You’ll Love About This Episode
Why self-compassion has advantages over self-esteem when things go wrong
Self-esteem only thrives when we’re getting praise from people, but that can easily run dry when we feel challenged by life or we face failure.
When we have self-compassion, we’re more resilient to face the challenges of life
Unlike self-esteem, the good feelings associated with self-compassion don’t depend on us needing to be more special or above anyone else.
Why self-compassion is a path to healing
By embracing self-compassion, we can come out of our divorce happier and more insightful than we were before.
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