Mindfulness is great. Mostly. But being aware of your thoughts can be downright painful, especially when they’re full of self-judgement. Self-compassion can help.
Here in Minnesota, winter (perhaps drawing inspiration from the pandemic) has been reluctant to leave us. This has inspired me to seek delight via one of my favorite pastimes: baking with my kids. This month’s triumph has been “scookies.”
Sometimes delight doesn’t move through us with the propulsion of a yip-laugh, but it can move us all the same.
When you feel irritable, leverage curiosity’s effect on the brain to feel good instead.
Is your brain bursting at the seams with thoughts, not all of them helpful? Applying an old psychological skill in a new way might help you listen to the wisest parts of yourself.
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