change

“Whether you want to change a negative behavior (like overeating or snapping at your kids) or commit to a positive one (like meditating every day), the best approach is to cultivate self-compassion and tap into its power, so that you can stick to your resolutions —and build a better life.”

Kelly McGonigal

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self-compassion

 “Self-compassion goes beyond self-acceptance.

It has an active element of caring, of wanting the best for yourself.

It means saying to yourself, ‘I want to heal, to be happy, to be healthy,’

and knowing that sometimes requires you to make a change.”

She says that if you view the change you’re trying to

make as an act of self-care instead of trying to motivate

yourself with anger or rejection, you’ll be more likely to succeed.”

Kristin Neff