Does Self-Compassion or Self-Criticism Motivate Self-Improvement?

‘New research finds that forgiving yourself works best. ..


The good news of this study is not just that self-compassion supports self-improvement. It’s how easy it can be to shift from a self-critical or self-enhancing mindset to a self-compassionate mindset. Writing for 3 minutes? That’s something all of us can do when we need a little encouragement and motivation. These studies suggest that you can choose a self-compassionate point of view, and this will help you recover from setbacks and pursue positive change.’


By Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D….