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keep climbing
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I found this book, Self Compassion, by Kristen Neff to be very helpful. Basically, it teaches you to be kind to yourself. Life is so much better that way.
She writes,"Being hard on myself makes me lose faith in myself , ultimately destroying me and causing depression.
Self compassion has love as its driving force. Love allows me to feel confident and secure."
"Self compassion can help unravel the knot of negative ruminations as surely as detangling spray."
"We are all interconnected. And all of humanity is suffering in some way."

It's worth a try.
 
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Nice!
 
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any quick tips on how to have self compasssion?
 
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keep climbing
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This is amazing.
Write yourself a letter as if you were somebody you really respect and admire. Have him(or her) say all the things you wish somebody would say to you.
Example:
Dear___________

I love you very much. I always call you and think about you. You are my sunshine, and my wholle world. I love you exactly as you are--even if you never change one iota. I understand that you are human and many things in your life have worked to create you as you are this moment. Many things are outside your control--your genes, your family, birth order, temperament. I see you working and struggling to overcome. I am proud of your efforts and your strength in fighting. Again, I love you and will always stick with you. You can trust me to be devotedly by your side!
 
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Thanks Keep Climbing! I did ask for a "quick tip" though and this seems like it will take time, but I guess all good things take time and if they couldnt build rome in a day, how can i build self compassion in a day!!! LOL!!
(i was joking, justt so i dont hurt ur feelings, I cant wait to try it!!!
Thanks so much!!!
 
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that's cool. .


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