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.