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Developing self-compassion involves learning to treat yourself with kindness, care, and understanding. It is a practice of acknowledging one's own struggles and shortcomings with empathy and understanding rather than judgment and criticism.
At least 5-10 minutes
There are many ways to develop self-compassion, including meditation, journaling, seeking support from others, and reframing negative self-talk. It involves learning to treat yourself with the same kindness and care you would show a close friend or loved one.
Self-compassion works by shifting one's mindset from self-criticism to self-kindness, which can help reduce negative emotions and improve overall well-being. It also involves acknowledging that one's struggles and failures are a natural part of the human experience.
There are no known negative side effects of developing self-compassion. However, it may involve confronting difficult emotions or challenging one's beliefs, which can be uncomfortable at times.
There are many books, online courses, and workshops on developing self-compassion.