For UN´s International Happiness Day, I´d like to share with you this great infographic created by information designer Anna Vital. It´s a wonderful piece of advise on the art (and science) of self-compassion. Additionally, you might want to watch Kristin Neff´s TEDx talk on the same topic that you can find in my Positive Psychology TED suggestions.
A lot of what is on this info-graphic has to do with how you relate to other people:
- Surrounding yourself with people who want you to succeed! Remember you don’t have to always stand alone!
- Although sometimes you’ll have to when your opinion isn’t shared by the group. But don’t be afraid to stand up for what you believe.
- Try not to compare yourself with others. It’s like comparing apples and oranges: They just aren’t the same.
- When other people give your critics, it’s so you can learn, not to bring you down.
Other important points are:
- Learn from your mistakes! There’s no right way to do anything, so why not give it a try.
- Don’t be so hard on yourself about your past. Learn what you can from it and move on.
- Anger and weaknesses can be turned into strong productive motivators.
- They say it takes 10,000 hours to learn a new skill (Mr. Kaufman claims otherwise) so try, try again.