Self-Compassion

noun | [ self ] [ kuhm-pash-uhn ]

Self-Compassion is the ability to practise kindness and acceptance towards ourselves, despite our limitations and especially when we fail or feel inadequate. It includes the recognition of our common humanity, accepting that along with everyone else we are flawed and imperfect individuals. It involves practising mindfulness, cultivating well-being and resilience, and accepting our reality without rancour. Being self-compassionate offers us comfort, validation, protection and the motivation to improve ourselves.

Self-compassionate people tend to remain emotionally stable, are more likely to persevere despite multiple failures, remain present in the moment and function well even under stress.

Self-Compassion In Action

The person will be able to:

  • Identify their own feelings and emotions when encountering hardships and failures.
  • Build self-care rituals and practices.
  • Engage in gentle, kind and positive self-talk.
  • Demonstrate the ability to take care of their own physical and emotional needs even in adversity.
  • Demonstrate a sense of balance through mindfulness when experiencing extreme emotions.
  • Work towards improvement rather than indulging in self-pity or self-criticism.
  • Access their support system and personal resources to overcome hardships and attain goals.

 

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Also Known As

Hindi | 

आत्म करुणा

Marathi | 

स्वत:ची करुणा

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