8 Great Things That Happen When You Practice Self-Compassion

1. Self-compassion makes you more resilient.

Think of a time when you may not have received a promotion or a job you really wanted. Did you beat yourself up about it or ruminate over your mistakes? Chances are that’s not going to help you in the next similar situation. It’s easier to bounce back from failure when you’re kind to yourself, says self-compassion researcher and Harvard Medical School clinical psychology instructor Christopher Germer.  

“Self-compassion is an important factor in emotional resilience,” Germer told The Huffington Post. “There’s just a wide range of elements it enhances when it comes to emotional wellbeing.”