Self-Compassion Tip — ask yourself the question: “What do I need right now?”
This was a challenging week both personally and professionally, and as I walked down to my windowless basement to do my 6:30 zoom yoga class, I paused to consider what I needed. I decided I needed to feel the morning sunlight on my face, to smell my blooming lilac bush, and to let my beautiful pups headbutt me while I attempted an hour of yoga outside on my deck.
While it wasn’t the most “zen” experience with the dogs, it’s what I needed. I ended class with the biggest smile on my face and feeling like myself again.
This weekend, take a minute to consider what you really need, and then show yourself some love and do your best to make it happen.
For more info on self-compassion, visit Kristin Neff’s website or the website for the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.
Be kind to yourself!
(Originally written as a LinkedIn post on 6/3/22)
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