Friday, December 20, 2013

Reverb13: day 19: self compassion

The Buddha said, “You, yourself, as much as anybody else in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”

In the past year, I have been on a mission to understand and practice self-compassion, which is sometimes defined as "extending compassion to one's self in instances of perceived inadequacy, failure, or general suffering," and what I have learned has made me realize that this practice is at the heart of everything. 

How will you practice self-compassion?

Sometimes, in our busy life, we forget about loving ourselves. we put our needs last.  Mothers often do this. i could write for hour on how self esteem and body image is self love etc. but i think whatever you do, you need to do things that make YOU happy. stuff that makes you truly happy, that is true self love. 

In my high school years I got bullied for being a short kid, for being skinny. i heard every joke about thin people over the years. I am just one of those people who no matter what is stuck buying clothes in the kid section, i am 27 years old  with 4 children but i get my own clothes from the kids section haha. It took me ages to realise, i was fine the way i am. 

I realised earlier this year, i am harder on myself then anyone else is on me. i am my worst critic. I strive for perfection in my studies & try to be perfect in other things. But , I am human, I can not be perfect. 

In 2014 i will strive to be mindful and  get back into yoga, i need to look after myself.


  1. Love this post and your colorful blog! Yeah for being mindful, yoga and looking after ourselves in 2014.

  2. Good for you, Jess.
    Perfection is overrated. xx