Did you ever notice you’re kinder to others than to yourself? Do you give, give, give to others and then burn out? Do you notice criticizing yourself too often?
Self-compassion can help.
Gabor Mate says we can’t have empathy-fatigue or compassion-fatigue. The only reason we burn out is because we don’t give empathy or compassion to ourselves. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI5hq5ZQ-W0
“Scientific data shows that self-criticism makes us weaker in the face of failure, more emotional, and less likely to assimilate lessons from our failures. Studies are finding that there is a far better alternative to self-criticism: self-compassion.” http://ccare.stanford.edu/uncategorized/the-scientific-benefits-of-self-compassion-infographic/
We all need more love and kindness, so it’s time to learn to receive compassion from ourselves.