Excessive self-criticism activates the sympathetic nervous system, which raises our level of stress hormones. This can undermine self-confidence and paralyse action. Conversely, self-compassion activates a soothing parasympathetic response. Acting with self-compassion leads to more productivity and inner peace.
So here is a resilience practice we invite you to cultivate this week:
I am as kind to myself as I would be to a good friend.