Hello Positive Energizers,
BE YOUR OWN BEST FRIEND!
Every day we have thousands of
internal thoughts, emotions, stories and experiences. Emotional agility
builds our capacity to engage our inner world in a way that is
courageous, curious and compassionate. Self compassion is about
recognizing what it means to be human. While some people come by
self-compassion naturally, others have to learn it. Luckily, it is a
Be The Sun...
- Self-compassion has three main principles:
• Common humanity
- Self-compassion takes practice. The goal is not to be perfect at compassion but to be
a compassionate mess!
• Embrace unconditional self-acceptance
• Reframe extreme self-criticism
• Be compassionate to others
- People who have greater levels of self-compassion tend to be more motivated and
more successful over time. But just as important, they like themselves even when they fall
...Not The Salt
- To be human is to be imperfect and to make mistakes.
- The concept of being your own best friend can also be thought of as protecting
your own roots, from yourself. Continually challenge your negative self talk, show yourself
- Putting ourself down is a bad habit, nothing more! Self-compassion is a necessary
part of our journey; it's about recognizing that you are doing the best you can — with who
you are, with what you've got, and with the resources that you've been given.
Brené Brown hosts a weekly podcast called "Unlocking Us"
where she chats one-on-one with prominent folks in the media.
In one of her recent episodes she sits down with Director, Judd
Apatow as they unravel the importance of being honest with
your self and speaking your truth. Battling the fear of peerjudgment
is difficult, but combatting your own inner dialogue
can be even more challenging. On the road to being your own
best friend, and as you practice showing self-compassion,
remember to always challenge your negative self-talk.
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