Learning Mindful Self Compassion

Mindful Self Compassion Helps You Live a Better Life

If you learn to have compassion for yourself, it means that you treat yourself kindly despite the times when you feel down upon yourself. Mindful self compassion means that you foster thoughts that make it easier to be your best self while treating yourself well.

Self compassion is a struggle for some people because they have a reel that plays in their head that constantly berates them, telling them how they failed or how that they’re not worthy.

For others, it’s a struggle because they may have had situations from their childhood years where others who should have been kind to them, were not. Many people that have been abused as children for instance. However, it’s never too late to learn self compassion and how to apply it to your life.

  • When you practice mindful self compassion, it means that you put a stop to that negative talk inside your mind that you let beat yourself up.
  • It also means that you treat yourself kindly in your day to day living.
  • You stop doing things that are detrimental to your physical health or to your emotional health.
  • Some of the things that self compassion may help you to let go of is working to much, unhealthy eating habits, giving in to stress and putting up with relationships that aren’t good for you.

Learning mindful self compassion allows you to see your faults, but not dwell on them. It allows you to recognize that you’re human and enables you to let go of past mistakes that you still hold over your own head. Whether you have a learning disorder or a physical disability, you can learn to love yourself.

Not only will you learn how to treat yourself kindly and lovingly, but you’ll be able to do the same toward others. When you understand self compassion, it can help you be able to bring emotions under control.

This will let you stop allowing stress to push you toward anxiety or sadness or frustration. It will also help you be able to react to things without blaming yourself. You’ll learn how to treat yourself with respect and how to encourage yourself rather than shaming who you are or things you’ve done.

Learning how to use mindfulness to find self compassion doesn’t meant that you believe you have no faults. It means that you don’t call yourself names, you don’t think of yourself as a bad person.

You just love yourself as is, faults and all. For people who have trouble grasping the concept of self compassion, think of the way that you treat the people that you really love.

You treat them kindly. You show understanding for their faults and you let it go when they let you down. That’s the same way that you need to treat yourself – like a trusted and valued person that you love and want good things for.

Learning Games for Your Children

Great Little Learning Games for Your Child

There are a lot of ways to help your child get ahead even if she’s too young yet for even kindergarten. In fact, you shouldn’t wait until then. You should start today and this isn’t just being an overzealous mother either. In any kindergarten these days, they expect parents to bring their children in all ready with the basics. They expect them to know how to count to 10 backwards and forwards, they expect them to be able to write their names down, and so on.

In fact, they are outsourcing their work to you. What they once used to do there for you, they expect you to do for them even before you bring your child in. How do you help your child learn those basics without tears? You use learning games, of course.

With learning games, your child can get up to speed with all the basic things she needs to know before setting foot in a kindergarten school. When they actually start to teach her things in kindergarten, she won’t struggle. It’ll be familiar stuff, because you will have taught her everything with your learning games.

For instance, consider how you would go about teaching her to write the alphabet or to write all the numbers. She will probably find it infinitely boring if you insist that she write all the letters right away. Instead, teach her something that makes sense to her – drawing lines, slanted lines, curves and circles. In fact, you could teach her these by way of a game.

Suck her into a monkey see-monkey do imitation game, and she can happily imitate you, whatever you do with a pencil. They expect your child to know all her colors by the time she arrives in kindergarten. What kind of learning game could achieve this? There are all kinds, actually.

How about taking your child out on a nice spring’s day and showing her how to find all the colors in the trees, the sky, the birds and so on? When she spies a bird with a beautiful yellow peak, or green feathers, that will be especially fun. But you can actually have this game in all kinds of it places. Watching cartoons on TV, at the dinner table, and so on.

Next there is bath time, if you’re still casting about for imaginative areas in which to bring in those learning games. To parents, bath time at night is about getting the child to quiet down, unwind and get ready to sleep. To your child, it’s about a nice warm bath to splash about in and make a complete mess of the bathroom.

Well, perhaps you could work a little counting game in there. There are toys to count, bubbles to count, there are seconds to count off that your child holds her breath underwater and so on.