When we view procrastination as an invitation to self-investigation and come armed with self-compassion, we can turn procrastination into a potent productivity tool.
We live by a set of hidden rules that govern our worthiness to receive love, compassion, and acceptance. Where did we learn these rules?
Our rational minds understand that worthiness is inherent in being. Unfortunately, our rational minds don’t run the show. We live and love by our rules.
We think tough love and criticism is the path to improvement and peak performance, but that’s a myth. It turns out that the edge comes from self-compassion.
Self-judgment is inevitable, and it may be unavoidable. But it doesn’t have to be fatal. The next time you notice you’re in self-judgment mode, try one of these 7 ways to respond to self-judgment instead of reacting to it.
I used to believe that self-kindness was weak and berating myself was the key to improvement. I was wrong. Self-kindness is not selfish. It’s also a key to productivity. Who knew?