Being Well Podcast: Being a Better Friend to Yourself
March 30, 2020

In this episode we’re exploring being a better friend to yourself, balancing constructive and harmful self-criticism, moving away from our “act,” embracing change, and managing feelings of worthlessness.

In this episode of the Being Well Podcast, we’re exploring being a better friend to yourself. It’s often easier to be a good friend to others than to ourselves. So we’ll cover how to balance constructive and harmful self-criticism, move away from our “act,” embrace change, manage feelings of worthlessness, and ultimately be a good friend to ourselves.

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Key Topics:

  • 3:15: A few ways to be kind to yourself.
  • 8:15: Finding your key resources.
  • 12:50: Useful vs. harmful self-criticism.
  • 15:00: Putting your past in perspective.
  • 20:15: Moving away from the “act.”
  • 23:00: Finding optimal distance.
  • 28:00: Ways to tune into your own goodness.
  • 34:00: What to do when you don’t feel like a good person.
  • 43:00: Narcissism vs. authentic feelings of goodness.
  • 46:00: Relating to the self as something that can change.
  • 50:00: Ego ideal

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