Self-compassion or self-love may be a foreign concept for some people. This is especially true for those who were raised in abusive or unloving homes, where compassion may have been non-existent.
Self-compassion refers to a way of relating to the self — with kindness. It is not to be confused with arrogance or conceit, which usually indicates a lack of self-love.
“When we are mindful of our struggles, and respond to ourselves with compassion, kindness, and support in times of difficulty, things start to change”.
Having self-compassion means being able to recognise the difference between making a bad decision and being a bad person. When you have self-compassion, you understand that your worth is unconditional.
When we have self-compassion, we are less likely to depend on others to validate our self-worth.