30 Jul 2020

Sometimes when people talk about self-care and self-compassion, some feel they mean the same, but others see them as being totally different ideas.

Self-compassion is regarding yourself compassionately and self-care, by contrast, is treating yourself compassionately so if I give myself chocolate that is self-care. Treating myself compassionately means I should not then feel guilty about it because I am enjoying myself.

The two terms can be divided into thinking vs doing.


I could write a lot about the three different types of self-compassion and go on using big words but I’d really like to know what you think of self-compassion.

The words self-compassion may really annoy you and you think it is a lot of mumbo jumbo.


Practicing self-compassion and liking yourself are all things I never heard through most of my life but now there are regular articles about it and counsellors explain that you should be kind to yourself.


Let me know what you think about self-compassion and being kind to yourself.

How do you practice self-compassion? What does it look like in your life?

Do you find the terms self-compassion and self-care annoying or do you prefer one word over the other?



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