Kristin Neff, associate professor at the University of Texas in the department of educational psychology, is an intricate part of the Self-Kindness (A.K.A Self-Compassion) movement. Professor Neff, formulated a compassion scale to help us determine how "individuals display self-kindness against self-judgment, common humanity versus isolation, and mindfulness versus over-identification."
New research has determined that self-compassion has numerous positive effects on our wellbeing. According to Psychology Today, self-compassion can give you "greater life satisfaction, increase emotional intelligence, interconnectedness with others, wisdom, curiosity, happiness, and optimism. Self-compassion is also associated with less self-criticism, depression, anxiety, fear of failure, and perfectionism."
Sounds like a win-win! So, if you show yourself kindness, then you are more likely to show it to others!
We challenge you to do these three acts of kindness for yourself this week:
Until next time... be thoughtful, be present, be kind.
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