Have compassion for yourself. Often we find it easy to feel and extend compassion for others. We may feel sympathetic for their suffering or feel as if they might deserve compassion.
But when it comes to ourselves, we may be judgmental or harsh. We may blame ourselves or have a sense of shame instead of compassion and generosity of kindness.
Yet, a little bit of love can go a long way, especially when you give it to yourself. From there, you can extend it to others and they in turn can pass it on.
And it is not hard to do when you remember.
Next time you sense that self judgment coming on, take a moment for gratitude and appreciation for the amazing person you are and have compassion for yourself.