As we begin the New Year, with the excitement of renewal and uncertainty, we can benefit more than ever from showing ourselves the same compassion that we give others. Meeting ourselves with kindness helps with our resiliency, allowing space for the goals we wish to accomplish in 2020.
Here are 3 ways to deepen your self-compassion:
1) Visualize and imagine what is possible. Picture your ideal self-created from your values, goals, what you have learned from your life experiences, and what you admire in others – while feeling love for who you already are.
2) Speak kind words to yourself. Your words have power. We have the power to choose kind words and to speak with love and compassion to ourselves. Ask yourself, “What are the words that I need to hear?”
3) Create space to release. Choosing forgiveness can release any anger, disappointment, or resentment from the past. This allows you to move forward more freely into all the opportunities the New Year may hold.
If developing your resiliency and self-compassion is part of your plan for 2020 reach out today. I offer a free 20-minute phone consultation for new clients, sliding-scale rates, direct billing and my services are covered under most health care plans.