self compassion: an introduction

self compassion: an introduction

Hello everyone! 


Today, I want to talk about self-compassion. Usually, we tend to show compassion more towards others and not ourselves. Our inner critical voice doesn’t allow this. But, this can be changeable. It is found that showing self-compassion towards ourselves as well as doing compassion meditations help us to soften our inner critical voice into a softer, loving, nurturing one. So, how we can achieve this?

I will be sharing some tips on practicing self-compassion in everyday life. 



Just want to say that self-compassion doesn’t mean belittling yourself nor being selfish. It simply means that still showing yourself compassion even if you just woke up and made your bed that day. It means turning the inner critical voice into a more compassionate one. 



Individuals who are more self-compassionate have greater happiness, overall satisfaction with life, motivation in life, better relationships with others, overall good health. They also have more ”resilience” towards hard things in life.



Self-compassion really helped me with my grieving process 2.5 years ago. It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself in this life. And the gift is already inside yourself, ready to be opened. Ready to be shown in the world.



The more you show yourself compassion, the more you will show compassion to others. 



So, I’ll be sharing some tips below that have helped me and hopefully, it’ll help you too! 


  1. Ask yourself “ how can I help you?” throughout the day. If you are feeling stressed just asking this to yourself can make the stress go away.
  2. Pat on your back. We give love to everyone yet ourselves. Patting your back when you have done even the easiest task is great to show yourself compassion
  3. Remember that you are not alone. If you are going through a hard time, a grieving process, a break-up, or even a headache remind yourself that there are millions of other people going through the same here at the moment. Show compassion to them too by showing yourself the same compassion.
  4. You are not your faults. Nor your feelings. Or your thoughts. Self-compassion starts at this moment. When you acknowledge that you cannot control everything in life, that’s where radical acceptance comes into the stage. As well as a sense of compassion. Place your hands on your heart. Feel your heart. And whisper yourself that ” I’m doing the best I can possibly can in this moment.”
  5. Learn to rest, not quit. We all need moments where we want to ”reset.” Where we want to just do things that make us happy. This is okay. As human beings, we have the luxury to take a moment and rest. Do something that would relax you today. Drawing, painting, dancing, watching silly Youtube videos. Or just take a nap. Don’t feel guilty about it. Allow yourself to feel whatever you want to feel at a particular moment.
  6. Suffering is a part of life. This is the fact of life. When we show self-compassion towards ourselves during suffering moments, we’ll experience that it will pass more easily. ” May I be kinder to myself in this moment”
Feelings are like clouds in the sky, so are thoughts. Yet the sky stays the same. You are the sky. Feelings and thoughts come and go like clouds. Don’t get attached to them.



Before we finish; I’d like to say a little prayer for you;

May I be safe

May I be happy

May I be free from all the worry

May my heart be in peace



Until next time!


xx Penny 




33 responses to “self compassion: an introduction”

  1. “Learn to rest, not quit.” I love this! I'm showing myself compassion this week by resting and not forcing myself and body into things it's not willing to do naturally. This helps as a reminder that it's okay to pause. Thank you for sharing!


  2. Our inner dialogue is so important (I've written about this too on the Everyday Lifestyle page of my site) and mine has definitely been overly critical or unkind. This was a great reminder to have a reset and work on how I talk to/about myself. Thank you!


  3. Thank you for sharing this Penny, these are some wonderful tips and especially needed with everything going on in the world at the moment. It's so important to show ourselves some credit, even for the little things!Amy |


  4. Such wonderful advice! There can be so much hostility out there, made even worse by the fact most of it is directed internally. We're all our own harshest critiques because we care the most about our work, but you're right, that it's important to be kind and compassionate too – thanks for sharing!


  5. Your idea of self-compassion is such a good idea, as we can overlook ourselves when it comes to compassion. Your tips are amazing, especially number four. You cannot control everything, and that's okay. Number five is a lesson I am still learning. You don't need to be constantly working, and taking a break is perfectly fine as it can help. Thank you for sharing! 😊


  6. This is such an important post! Sometimes we neglect ourselves and what we truly want and need. It’s good to take time out to give ourselves some love x


  7. I love the post Penny! Such an important message, I think self-care is so essential and is something that a lot of us forget about! I’ll definitely be taking more time for self-compassion this year! Thanks so for sharing xx


  8. I love this post, self compassion is so important. I've been guilty of not resting and just wanting to quit. I changed that to taking a relaxing day to clear my mind before start back with what I was doing. These were all great tips, great post xx


  9. I absolutely loved this. Usually, I am far too hard on myself than I am to anyone else. This has actually caused me several anxiety crises. Your tips are to the point and is a perfect guide to self-compassion. Thank you!

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    • You are very welcome. I really hope and wish that you will continue to show more self-compassion towards yourself. Remember, that you are your own best friend. Thank you for your lovely comment x Penny


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