9 Best Articles on Self Compassion
The most useful articles on self-compassion from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Self Compassion Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on self-compassion by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- How to be kinder to yourself
- Self-compassion makes you a better person. Here’s how to practice it.
- The Science of Self-Compassion
- What to do if your inner voice is cruel
- How to Change Unhealthy Habits
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How to be kinder to yourself
Self-compassion techniques aren’t self-indulgent – they’ll tame your inner critic while helping you change for the better
«So I dedicated 10 minutes to sit down and reflect on the same questions I ask my clients to help them clarify their values. These were my answers:»
How to cope with shame
Do you feel perpetually bad, broken or unlovable? These tools will help you relate to yourself in a fairer, gentler way
How to Change Unhealthy Habits
You can overcome bad habits—starting with these 10 steps.
«stand there until you come up with one reason why you shouldn’t continue with this habit»
Short on time? Check out these useful short articles on self-compassion—all under 10 minutes.
The Science of Self-Compassion
While we try our best to be supportive of our loved ones, many of us struggle with self-compassion. We are often too harsh with ourselves, turning blame inwards and replaying the mistakes we have made…
«Self-compassion is simply the act of showing this same kindness towards oneself.»
What to do if your inner voice is cruel
Our inner voices can be helpful or critical. When our inner voices grow cruel, self-compassion can help us return to a balanced perspective.
Self-compassion makes you a better person. Here’s how to practice it.
Science shows that self-compassion isn’t about letting yourself off the hook — in fact, it’s the opposite.
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Here’s How to Actually Be Kinder to Yourself
Self-compassion isn’t silly—and it can make life’s challenges so much more manageable.
«And one study published in 2009 suggests that people with high levels of self-compassion may be more likely to feel happy and optimistic about the future, even in situations of perceived failure and rejection. »
Why Is Self-Compassion So Hard for Some People?
There's a different way to practice self-compassion if the typical reflective exercises don't work so well for you.
«backdraft.” Backdraft happens when you try to be compassionate to yourself and end up feeling worse. “It’s a normal part of practicing self-compassion»
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on self-compassion.
How ancient dharma stories encourage a life of compassion
How do ancient stories of talking elephants and singing birds encourage a life of truth, nonviolence and compassion?
«‘one lives, with a wonderful lightness, without any interest in world-affirmation or world-denial’.»
We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Self Compassion, including:
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Harvard Business Review
The best ideas in business and management to help people, organizations, and economies work better.
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