Posts tagged habit
How mindfulness got in the way of my self-compassion

I have always thought of mindfulness as awareness of one’s emotional, physical, mental, spiritual experience in any given moment. Some people access this through meditation, through breathing, through journaling, processing out loud, or any number of practices that give one access to what is going on in their environment and in their inner world.

I define self-compassion as accepting ourselves for who we are, for our strengths and limitations, and knowing that we are good enough.

These two concepts should fit together nicely!

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Want to make a life shift? First you need an urgency detox

I had an epiphany the other day that I wanted to find a way to sustain my positive self-care habits for the long-term.

I feel my best when I move every day, prioritize cardio exercise and strength training, take a bath and stretch a couple of times a week, meditate on the train on my commute, eat fresh salads and balanced breakfasts, avoid added sugar, make sure to eat adequate protein and fat, and start getting ready for bed at 10pm every night. What do I need to be able to do this more consistently? (Because I've done all of it off and on in the past with much success.)

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3 things you must do to change a habit

There's a lot of advice out there for people trying to change their habits and mindsets.

It can be overwhelming and also misleading. So much of what we see it about trying harder or using your willpower - using guilt and shame tactics that you know I'm not a fan of ;). So I want to distil it down for you to the 3 most important things you need to do when you are trying to make a change so that it actually works and so that you are kind to yourself along the way.

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