Self-Compassion Counts Towards Your Happiness
Research by Kristin Neff, a University of Texas at Austin professor who studies self-compassion, shows that self-compassionate people feel more secure, and strongly suggests that accepting our imperfections may be the first step toward better health. People who are easier on themselves are less likely to be depressed and anxious and are more prone to happiness and optimism. Self-compassion steps in precisely when we fall down, allowing us to get up and try again. Can you go easier on yourself?