I want to emphasize just how important it is to accept yourself when you don’t meet your goals or expectations. No one is perfect. The ability to accept yourself, non-judgmentally, is key to having optimal well-being. By being compassionate with yourself, you can better cope with stress in your life and push through difficulties that you encounter.
Often, we are harder on ourselves than we are on anyone else. So for this activity, you will be asked to write a compassionate letter to yourself. Imagine that you are talking to yourself like you would talk to a young child. Be accepting and compassionate. Keep in mind how would you reassure this child that he/she is a valuable, worthwhile, and beautiful human being?
In this letter, just be sure to write to yourself in a way that is compassionate and caring.