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Self-compassion is not just about feeling good about yourself or carving out me-time. It’s a state of appreciation for oneself that grows from actions that support your physical, psychological, and spiritual growth.

Self-compassion provides you with the space to gently forgive yourself while granting you the clarity to acknowledge your strengths. Having compassion for yourself as you move through life moves you toward finding personal meaning and fulfillment.

To kick off the month of love, I want to share a practice based on the intersection of self-care, stress management, mindfulness, preventive medicine and self-compassion.

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I frequently discuss the power of mindfulness here on the blog and in The Whole Cure since it is the first step towards building greater ease in both the mind and body to prevent stress-related disease.

Mindfulness allows you to cultivate presence about what is happening in life with loving awareness even toward difficult experiences, thoughts, emotions, and sensations.

Self-compassion is another aspect of mindfulness. This involves bringing loving awareness to yourself.

Together, mindfulness and self-compassion comprise a state of positive, connected presence that helps to balance the physiology of the body and carry you through difficult moments in our lives.

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Self-compassion is a dynamic experience that grows with you as you change, experience life, and evolve. Being connected to what you feel, think, and want allows you to remain mindful of who you are and act on this knowledge.

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This Self-Compassion Journaling Exercise can help you build the habit of self-compassion. Try using this self-compassion journal daily for at least a week to begin to cultivate a greater insight and awareness into how you react towards yourself. Come back to it and revisit your self-compassion journal practice as needed to renew and strengthen your self-love! 

  1. Start by finding a quiet, peaceful place free of distractions where you can sit with your journal and reflect. 
  2. Think back on your day and write down anything that arises about situations in which you judged yourself, felt hurt, criticized yourself or had a difficult experience that made you angry, in pain, frustrated, embarrassed, guilty or ashamed. 
  3. Look at each event which you listed and consider how you can bring mindfulness, a sense of common humanity and self-compassion to the experience to process it in a more loving way using the 3 step approach below.

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Exploring Mindful Moments:

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Bring awareness to your memory and emotions around this event you experienced and the painful emotions that arose due to self-doubt, self-judgment, fear, or other negative thoughts and emotions. Be present with the experience and emotions, and write about how you felt, focusing on staying in an accepting and non-judgemental mindset about the experience. Be aware not to judge, belittle or blame yourself. Think about the factors that might have contributed to the outcome, feelings and challenges you faced.

 

Acknowledging Your Humanity:

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Consider how the experience you went through was connected to the larger human experience, and on a bigger scale, how you are part of a larger common humanity. Hold yourself in a white light of compassion (use this guided meditation!), acknowledging that human beings are naturally flawed and imperfect and that each of us goes through difficult emotions and challenging experiences. 

 

Embracing Forgiveness and Self-Compassion:

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Offer gentle self-compassion and reassurance to yourself. Write down some kind, affirming, supporting and compassionate words of comfort for yourself. Express that you care about yourself and forgive yourself. 

 

Through this self-compassion journaling exercise, you can use mindfulness to slow down and begin to notice what you’re saying to yourself, the thoughts that you’re having and how you react to different triggers or challenges.

Reflect on how these impact your mood, health, and behavior and consider how you want to react differently in the future. This will help your self-compassion grow stronger and more automatic as part of your daily life.

You can build self-compassion through the thoughts and actions that you choose. This, in turn, will support you emotionally, physically, and spiritually.  As you work on accepting and loving yourself more, you will exercise actions of self-compassion naturally.

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When you become more aware and mindful of who you are, you’re more likely to act in accordance with this wisdom rather than on what you perceive others want from you.

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Comments

  • Lin
    Reply

    I love your self-compassion mediation on YouTube and can’t wait to try this journal exercise! Thank you!

  • Chloe
    Reply

    I am really looking forward to your new eworkbook! Thank you for this journaling exercise.

  • Linda
    Reply

    Self-compassion is something I really want to work on. I am going to print out the worksheet and make it a part of my daily journaling practice this week.

  • Cassandra Schmigotzki
    Reply

    Self-compassion can be a tough nut to crack. Often the thing we can’t forgive ourselves for is locked in the subconscious so it’s difficult to handle.

    • Dr. Jennifer L. Weinberg, MD, MPH, MBE

      I agree, Cassandra. Self-compassion is not a simple, straightforward concept and is often a life-long practice. Our subconscious minds can be so powerful. Thank you for pointing out this important aspect!

  • Leo
    Reply

    I am not great honestly at practicing self-compassion. I can see the value and will start slowly paying attention to this more.

    • Dr. Jennifer L. Weinberg, MD, MPH, MBE

      Thank you Leo! I agree that I have found that habits like this can often get pushed aside, but make such a big difference when I commit to practicing them regularly.

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