Great Infographic on Self-Compassion: How not to be Hard on Yourself

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.





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