Some months back, I was on the phone with an acquaintance. She was very angry about something that had happened to her. In a split second, as I challenged her, her angry turned on me. I normally consider myself a calm person, but at that moment when she attacked, I felt my blood boil – I was furious! I couldn’t think straight. All I wanted to do was respond venomously and then hang up the phone.
Here’s what I’ve learned about self compassion this year and one simple technique I use to remind myself to put it into practice.
Several weeks back, I heard someone use the term Covid-brave. She was starting to do things that wouldn’t have felt brave pre-pandemic but now felt like they required some courage. She was being Covid-brave.