I love this self-compassion practice. It’s really quick and easy to do. Close your eyes and take a deep breath. Put your hand on your heart and think of somebody that you care about unconditionally – someone that makes you smile. You can quickly feel your heart start to grow. You feel the deep connection and feel how much you care about this person. Then put your hand on your heart and think of this person as YOU- bring that love back to you. You’re building a bridge by placing the same amount of care and love toward yourself as this other person.
I hope this helps!
Andy (The Boston Buddha)