Have you done something recently that you really wish you hadn't done? Did you get upset and hard on yourself over the thought that you could’ve done things differently?
As humans, we are imperfect by nature. We are bound to make mistakes again and again. Setbacks are inevitable; insecurities are always around. But really, that doesn’t mean that it’s the end of your journey towards achieving your goal.
Being hard on ourselves for things that we have no control over doesn’t really help at all; it only makes us feel worse. Thankfully, there is a certain evidence-based way to soothe our upset. Not only will it help us cope up with our imperfections, but it will also lead us to an overall better mental and physical well-being.
In this episode, Dr. Adrienne talks about the whole concept of self-compassion as she shares practices that would lead us into living a more fulfilling and productive life.
What you will learn from this episode:
Acquire knowledge about an effective and more durable way to soothe that actually works;Recognize the worth of being self-compassionate; andDiscover things that you can do to live a more fulfilling and productive life.
“I want you to now dare to imagine a different story… You are never too far, too old, or too unable or incapable of making a change. So, I want you to dare to imagine that you can do it a different way... Engage with yourself with a self-compassion approach and get out there and live out your dreams, your goals, and make those habits that will help you live a more fulfilling, productive life.” – Dr. Adrienne Youdim
“It [self-compassion] is actually an evidence-based strategy, not only towards better mental and emotional health and well-being, but also an evidence-based strategy to help achieve our goals and help effectively engineer habit change.” – Dr. Adrienne Youdim
“When we don’t approach our limitations and shortcomings with self-compassion, when we double down with the negative self-talk and self-hate, we are much more likely to fall off the wagon for good.” – Dr. Adrienne Youdim
“We are human, and humans, by definition, are imperfect and make mistakes. So, understanding our common humanity allows us to take a more self-compassionate approach to ourselves, and knowing that we're not alone.” – Dr. Adrienne Youdim
“Give yourself a roadmap to doing things a different way. Because the best way of getting out of a rut of insecurity is to provide yourself a roadmap towards doing it a different way and having a different outcome.” – Dr. Adrienne Youdim
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