Let’s face it. Women are hard on themselves. We constantly think we aren’t enough. Not good enough, smart enough, pretty enough, whatever enough. This needs to stop. Here are 27 beautiful self compassion quotes for you to read next time you feel like that.
As we get older, into our 40’s and 50’s and beyond, many of us go through a midlife crisis and feel even more anxiety, worthlessness, hopelessness and so on. These quotes about self compassion will remind you to be more gentle with yourself and love yourself more.
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What is self compassion?
What is self compassion? It’s easy to explain it this way. Think of how you treat people you love dearly or how you help people who need help. Or maybe think of a time when you were really compasionate towards another human being or animal.
Do you treat yourself like that? The way you treat others in need or the ones you love? Are you gentle with yourself and loving and kind?
That’s self compassion. The compassion we give and show to others is also necessary for ourselves and our own personal growth.
How to be more gentle with yourself
As I mentioned earlier, we are way too hard on ourselves and this needs to stop. We are amazing and beautiful goddesses, babe!!
Every time you have a limiting belief or a doubtful negative thought about yourself I want you to catch it right away and stop it in its track.
Try doing this instead. Next time you have a negative thought about yourself replace it with 3 positive, powerful and loving thoughts about yourself. For example:
Instead of saying “I’m too old to try anything new” say this instead “I’ve done so much so far in my life and I know I still have more fun stuff to do!!”
Instead of saying “I’m not smart enough or good enough” say this instead “I’ve handled 100% of all things life has thrown at me. I’m awesome!!”
You might really like this article on how to handle limiting beliefs
and this one too
Ok, enough of that. Let’s get to the quotes!
27 Self Compassion Quotes
If your compassion doesn’t include yourself, it is incompleteBuddha
Self compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to othersChristopher Germer
Self care is not self indulgence-Self care is self respectUnknown
A moment of self compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your lifeChristopher Germer
Of all the journeys to undertake, the one of self-compassion is one of utmost importance for long-term well-being.Anne Foy
Compassion is the key to living outside the confines of your lower self.Debbie Ford
One must be compassionate to one’s self before external compassionDalai Lama
We must each lead a way of life with self-awareness and compassion, to do as much as we can. Then, whatever happens we will have no regrets.Dalai Lama
Self-compassion – being supportive and kind to yourself, especially in the face of stress and failure – is associated with more motivation and better self-control.Kelly McGonigal
With self-acceptance, we have the ability to choose compassion and forgiveness over anger and self-hatred.Michelle Cruz-Rosado
So many people love you, don’t worry about the ones who don’tUnknown
In case no one told you this yet today-you are loved, you are amazing, you are doing great!Unknown
Most unhappy people need to learn just one lesson: how to see themselves through the lens of genuine compassion and treat themselves accordingly.Martha Beck
We develop self-compassion when we are present with the inner child within us, when we are learning about him or her and understanding him or her.Teal Swan
Be nice to yourself… It’s hard to be happy when someone is mean to you all the time.Christine Arylo
Self compassion is key because when we’re able to be gentle with ourselves in the midst of shame, we’re more likely reach out, connect and experience empathyBrene Brown
You, alone, are enough and you have nothing to prove to anybodyMaya Angelou
When you love yourself and care for yourself wholly, you show other people how to treat youIva Ursano
Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love a lot!Brene Brown
I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymoreC. Joybell C.
There isn’t a single person on the planet who is entitled to treat you like crap, not even yourself. Read that againIva Ursano
You’re doing the best you can with what you have.Unknown
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affectionBuddha
You’ve been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happensLouise Hay
You are not your mistakes. They are what you did, not who you areLisa Lieberman-Wang
Nothing has transformed my life more than realizing that it’s a waste of time to evaluate my worthiness by weighing the reaction of the people in the stands.Brene Brown
If you knew how powerful your thoughts were, you would never think another negative thought.Unknown
Come back to these fierce self compassion quotes when you need a boost
Every time you start feeling low, sad or worthless come back to this article and read some of these quotes again.
They will make you stronger and stronger each day! Don’t forget to share it out with your friends and family too!
xo iva xo