Self-compassion: A Stanford scientist says a simple psychological shift can make you more successful

By consistently practicing self-compassion, Seppala says you’ll reap a number of biological and psychological benefits, including enhanced well-being and less anxiety and depression. You’ll also have an easier time bouncing back from stressful situations — a trait psychologists call resilience.

When I spoke with Seppala, she emphasized that you can’t always change your circumstances — you can’t go back in time and fix the interview or the date. But you can certainly change how you respond, and specifically, whether you learn from the situation. 

Shana Lebowitz