The following is a Meditation that teaches us self compassion.  The science is very clear that when we are more compassionate to ourselves we enter a growth mindset.  We believe that change is possible and we take action to change.  Self compassion also leads to an increase in pro-social behavior and it motivates us to move forward with kindness.

Self compassion exercises are a great place to start.  Becoming self aware can be challenging.  When we uncover our beliefs and hear our thoughts we may not be pleased with what we find.  Self compassion allows us to see our challenges as a common human trait allowing us to be kind while we more forward to the place that we want to get to.

Micro Practice:  Follow these 3 breathing steps…

  1. Breathe and become present.
  2. Breathe and observe what is around you.
  3. Breathe and recognize that there is a challenge here and I will be OK.

Enjoy your day!

Self Compassion Breathing Meditation - 15 Minutes

by John Windisman | Optimistic Brain Meditations