With self-compassion, we give ourselves the same kindness and care we’d give to a good friend.
—Kristin Neff, Ph.D.
1. Mindfully acknowledging our own pain, suffering, struggles, mistakes, and imperfections.
2. Recognition that these are what we ALL have in common. It connects us to the rest of humanity.
3. Making the choice to extending the same care, concern, kindness, patience, and understanding towards ourselves that we would towards someone we love or care about.