Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Self-Compassion 8: Context is Everything

Other key skills for self-compassion are preventative. As we become mindful of our triggers and our vulnerability factors, we can prevent conflict from escalating by:
  1. avoiding situations that are likely to provoke us (when possible),
  2. practicing self-compassion before entering a situation likely to trigger us, and
  3. making preparations for taking care of ourselves after the situation.

Take a few moments to start reflecting on the circumstances where you are most likely to experience overwhelming thoughts and emotions.

Knowing these vulnerability factors, how can you practice self-compassion?