Sunday, April 3, 2011

Be kind to yourself

Be kind to yourself. This is something I have heard a few times from different sources over the last month. The concept is simple, but so important to remind yourself of every now and then, if not every day. Having compassion for yourself can completely change your perspective on a situation and positively impact your mental health.

What does this mean? Whenever you find yourself feeling down, stressed out, or in a bad situation, think about how you would treat a friend or family member one in the same position, and then react to your situation in the same way. You will be surprised how much harder you are on yourself than you are on others!

Here's a great TED Talk to watch that touches on the subject:

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