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27 Self Compassion Quotes to Remind You to Be Gentle With Yourself

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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!!”

Or

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

7 Limiting Beliefs You Need to Dump

and this one too

10 Examples of Positive Self Talk You Should Use Daily

Ok, enough of that. Let’s get to the quotes!

27 Self Compassion Quotes

If your compassion doesn’t include yourself, it is incomplete

Buddha

Self compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others

Christopher Germer

Self care is not self indulgence-Self care is self respect

Unknown

A moment of self compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life

Christopher 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 compassion

Dalai 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’t

Unknown

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 empathy

Brene Brown

You, alone, are enough and you have nothing to prove to anybody

Maya Angelou

When you love yourself and care for yourself wholly, you show other people how to treat you

Iva 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 anymore

C. Joybell C.

There isn’t a single person on the planet who is entitled to treat you like crap, not even yourself. Read that again

Iva 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 affection

Buddha

You’ve been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens

Louise Hay

You are not your mistakes. They are what you did, not who you are

Lisa 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!

mad love

xo iva xo

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