Be vulnerable enough to share your internal world. For that is the path out of misery. Part of self-compassion is understanding that you are not alone in your struggles, in your suffering. And that shared suffering gives us relief.
The question “How can I be happy?” has been asked by philosophers for 1000’s of years. Recently, positive psychology has taken a scientific approach to answering this question. So here are the top answers to the most important question known to humankind.
Anger is a natural, human emotion. There is nothing destructive about anger. It demands our attention when our health is in danger, when a boundary has been crossed, or when someone takes advantage of us. However, how one behaves when angry may be either destructive or constructive. Being mindful when angry does not mean the anger is ignored, suppressed or denied. Being mindful does not mean that one behaves in destructive ways. Rather, being mindful when angry means a) recognizing the anger, b) labeling it, and c) choosing the best action to take.
The least practiced happiness habit is self-compassion, yet it offers the biggest return on happiness when practiced. Hear Dr. John Schinnerer share the top 10 habits for greater happiness, along with a bit about self-compassion and 3 ways you can foster greater self-compassion in your own life.