Increase Your Ability to be Compassionate Part 1
You can find many people who are compassionate. How can they could do that? Or how you could become more compassionate? Learn how to increase your ability to be compassionate.
You can learn ways to increase your ability to be compassionate. You can observe ways in others and apply them to your situation.
Compassion is learned with practice. Like learning a new habit, it takes practice until you can see that behavior appear more naturally in your life.
Start with self-compassion. Decide to experience that for your life. It is a good thing to learn a different way for how to treat yourself. Practice a new way to speak about and to yourself.
How to Practice your self-compassion
- Talk back to every negative voice in your head
- Replace every thought that is negative with a positive one.
- Release accomplishing guilt.
- Take mini-breaks.
- Be your best.
- Speak to yourself in new ways
- Treat yourself like you would a good friend.
- Make up your personal reward system.
Your self-compassion needs to be practiced every day. You can give again only after your cup is full and overflowing. To have self-compassion is not a selfish thing. It is essential and necessary to have so you can give back to others.
Compassion to Others
- Take time to notice, and even journal, throughout the day each time someone is compassionate to you.
- Join an accountability group to create the new habit of being compassionate to self and others
- Take time throughout your busy day and pause – ask yourself where and how I can show compassion in this situation.
- Avoid reacting to anyone else’s negative mood, just ask them if they are okay. Chances are their negative mindset is a cry for help, for someone to listen, or for someone to ask!
Compassion as a Habit
Being aware of where, how, and when you can apply compassion to both oneself and others is the perfect way to create compassion as a habit.
- Practice self-compassion
- Ask where, how, and when you can offer compassion to others
- Notice compassion
Take on these practices, and before you know it, compassion will become a natural part of your life.
Continue to learn how to increase your ability to be compassionate.