Be Kind to You

Even when the challenges of life get you down, it is important to have self-compassion.

Self-compassion is being kind to yourself. It’s noticing how you feel and treating yourself with the same understanding you’d give a good friend.

Here are some ways you can practice this skill:

  • Take a moment to notice your thoughts. Try to spot when you’re being hard on yourself, and look at the situation in another way.
  • Remind yourself that we all make mistakes, and we can’t control everything.
  • Speak kindly to yourself. What would you say to a friend who was in the same situation?

Pass it on

Caring for little ones is a hard job. Self-compassion can help you be kinder to yourself and remember that you are doing your best. You can also give compassion to your child by supporting their social and emotional development.

Learn other skills to support your wellbeing.

Last updated April 10, 2024