Positive Pause – 12th October 2015 – Self Compassion
This week, focus on your inner voice. This is the voice that, as you are probably aware, can be critical at times – we can be our own harshest judge. Each day this week focus your awareness on how your inner voice speaks to you. What does it say if you make a mistake or forget to do something? What does it say if you are preparing for an important event or day at work? Is it supportive or critical? Does it knock your confidence?
Listen to your inner voice and then shine some compassion on yourself. It can help to think of your best friend, sister, son or daughter who may have made a similar mistake to you. Would you speak to them in a critical way or would you show some compassion and understanding? It is important to show compassion and understanding to yourself. The kinder we are to ourselves, the kinder we are to the ones we love. Self compassion is essential.