Keys to Your Wellbeing II: Self-Compassion With a Fierce Twist
Fierce self-compassion means learning to harness our anger and transform it into qualities like courage and strength. Fierce self-compassion is action energy.
Read the article (link below) below to set the ground. Learn about fierce self-compassion in the blog and the podcast episode. Then, try the excercise, and read the other material linked below!
Are you a friend or a constant critic of yourself? Why is self-compassion worthwhile?
Self-criticism may cause anxiety, lack of motivation and incomplete performance. Harmful thoughts can crush all courage and enthusiasm. Self-compassion helps, and you can learn and practice it.
Excercise: Get Along With Your Anger (8 min 50 s)
The purpose of this exercise is to help you get along with your anger. Easily we strive to keep anger out of our consciousness or supress it . We have learned that it is not really appropriate to be cranky and if we express direct, unhandled anger, we get into conflicts with other people. Working on anger allows us to connect with what the anger wants to tell us or what things it wants to protect us from. It also gives energy and strength to make changes. (8'50)
More things to consider
Self-compassion is one of the most beneficial skills you can learn in life. This course consists of mindfulness exercises that help us to nurture an accepting and sympathetic relationship with ourselves.
Fierce self-compassion means learning to harness our anger and transform it into qualities like courage and strength. Instead of being emotionally reactive, it means finding space to work the anger out, transforming it into actions.
We tend to think that when we are demanding towards ourselves, we perform better, and that self-compassion leads us to lower performance, laziness and too much comfort.
Keys to Your Wellbeing II (2022) contributors: Suvi Helko, Merita Petäjä, Tiina Pylkkönen, Ilona Suojanen. Produced by Sakari Heiskanen.