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#16 Dealing With The Hard Stuff

Do you ever find yourself trapped by negative thinking? Do you tend to be kinder and gentler to your friends than you are to yourself? Listen to this short and vulnerable episode on self-compassion. Learn about why we need it and how to practice it. Be your own supportive friend!

Key takeaways from this episode:

  • When dealing with hard stuff – you don’t always be ‘all in.’ If you are tired, learn to rest instead of quit.
  • Have you revisited your ‘stop doing list?’ Have things crept up in life that you can add to it?
  • Challenge any negative, anxious, and fearful thoughts. Replace them with positive and rational thoughts. 
  • Try replacing negative feelings, like “I’m afraid” with “I’m brave!” 
  • Overwhelmed with what is going wrong? Focus on what is going right, like “I have a loving family.”
  • What would a supportive friend tell you right now? Extend the same compassion to yourself and embrace your imperfections!
  • Did you know, people who are compassionate to themselves are much less likely to be depressed and anxious. They are much more likely to be happy, resilient, optimistic, and motivated to change.

Resources from this episode:

Kristin Neff is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on self-compassion. Check out her books or her TEDTalk below!

With courage, kindness and grace, 

Love Sam

Create your stop doing list

p.s. Don’t wait – start your ‘stop doing list’ now!

Download this free workbook to create your STOP DOING LIST. That’s right, it’s time to prioritize what lights you up and eliminate the things that drain you. Let’s go!