It's about giving our selves a break... It actually has studies that show having or learning Self Compassion would serve us all more than having High Self Esteem. It's fascinating to think about , but it really rings true.
To cultivate self compassion we need three things...
1. more kindness toward ourselves
2. understanding that we are all here sharing a human experience.
3. Mindfulness... taking the "moment" to assess what's happening.
I can see how this would help in so many ways....
Giving yourself a literal hug...with arms folded across body actually helps....and stating a mantra as you are going through the "emotion" whatever it is:
This is a moment of Struggle
Struggles are part of the human experience
I will be kind to my self in this moment
I will show my self the compassion it deserves.
I'm in a journey of self discovery and I feel I am being directed to what I need to read and think about and incorporate into my life.