Each day there are little things that we can do quickly, in-the-moment, to make the next moment a little better and brighter. I call them Power Ups and over the next few weeks, I’ll share some of these tips, practices, and ideas, here.
Some I write about in Imperfect Spirituality: Extraordinary Enlightenment for Ordinary People, others are new, things I’ve recently tried or learned. Tips, usually backed by research, that I use to keep me moving and positive and engaged even when I feel like whining or crying and complaining. Hope you find value in them too.
Self-criticism thwarts motivation, but self-compassion can make it all better and boost happiness, optimism, curiosity, conscientiousness AND motivation in the process.
When we beat ourselves up for our mistakes, we hurt and tend to get stuck in the bad feelings. But, with a softer, kinder approach you can acknowledge your error, fix it or learn how not to repeat the mistake and move on. Instead of being trapped in a cycle of bad feelings, self-compassion helps you deal with the difficulties and move beyond them. This way, you’ll feel more creative, secure, inspired, and ready to accomplish your goals.