"Having compassion for oneself is really no different than having compassion for others . . . you must notice that they are suffering . . . your heart responds to their pain . . . you feel warmth, caring, and the desire to help . . . you offer understanding and kindness."
"Self-compassion entails being warm and understanding toward ourselves when we suffer, fail, or feel inadequate, rather than ignoring our pain or flagellating ourselves with self-criticism. Self-compassionate people recognize that being imperfect, failing, and experiencing life difficulties is inevitable, so they tend to be gentle with themselves when confronted with painful experiences rather than getting angry when life falls short of set ideas."
"You may try to change in ways that allow you to be more healthy and happy, but this is done because you care about yourself, not because you are worthless or unacceptable as you are."
Today, practice self-compassion.