15-01-2019 08:09 PM
Thanks @nashyCompassion is often something we are able to give easily to others, but not so much to ourselves. Imagine a friend in your position. What wisdom or kind words would you give them? Self-compassion is like any other skill, it can take time and practice to strengthen. Not only can complex emotions like guilt and shame make self-compassion a challenge, so can our expectations of ourselves. In times like these, it can be helpful to ask ourselves, am I expecting too much from myself right now? It is equally important to remind ourselves that we are human. It is okay to make mistakes, to not get it right all the time. Remind yourself of the roles you are juggling. While this isn’t always easy, you are trying to work your way through. You’re doing it right now by connecting to get support. Remind yourself that you are deserving of self-compassion, and that it’s ok to take things at our own pace on challenging days.
15-01-2019 08:10 PM
15-01-2019 08:22 PM
Im here better late than never, I usually find this the day after.
Id just like to contribute my favourite act of compassion is a nice hot bath with Epsom salts & a drop of lavender to calm (apparently) just to take time out for my self & switch off from family for a bit.
15-01-2019 08:24 PM
15-01-2019 08:25 PM
That sounds like such a lovely way to be compassionate towards yourself! An awesome way to take some time for you and to relax. The simplist ways to be kind to ourselves can often be the best!
15-01-2019 08:26 PM
15-01-2019 08:27 PM
15-01-2019 08:27 PM - edited 15-01-2019 08:27 PM
@Former-Member "Epsom salts & a drop of lavender to calm (apparently) just to take time out for my self & switch off from family for a bit."
Literally my life - such awesome self-care!
15-01-2019 08:27 PM
I must say I find I am more compassionate & understanding of my mental illness than those around me, partner, parents etc
To be compassionate for me also involves accepting my limits re:- fatigue etc. & not pushing myself as much.
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