Three Self-Compassion Activities

Set a timer for ten minutes. It’s time for a self-compassion break. For the next ten minutes, you’re going to choose one of three activities: (1) Write yourself a letter from the perspective of a kind friend—what do you wish someone would say to you to ease your stress? (2) Wrap your arms around yourself and give yourself a deep hug. List good things about yourself until the timer goes off. (3) Notice your breathing for ten full minutes. Focus on each breath—how does it feel moving in and out of your body? Enjoy the calm.

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Melissa Ford is the senior strategist at Women Online. As a writer, she covers a diverse range of topics including education, health, technology, and parenting. She is also the mother of amazing twin teens.

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