24-10-2016 08:39 PM
@Alison5 that's a really cool way of noticing and working through that!
Something I always find tricky (perhaps because of bad experiences) is practicing compassion with myself. Basically a lot of the time i can be pretty hard on myself and i have to remember that I am actually doing the best I can and that's pretty damn awesome. Is there anything you do to practice compassion for yourself? Sorry if that's a weird question
24-10-2016 08:42 PM
24-10-2016 08:44 PM
What are some things to help us notice or be mindful of our reaction to a situation and how old experiences are influencing it?
For me it's all about mindfulness. I had to learn what chilled out @Ben-RO is like before I could notice when I was not being chilled out and doing something like worrying about ancient history. So that meant doing lots of mindfulness exercises like mindful eating, mindful listening and mindfulness meditation too.
24-10-2016 08:46 PM
Something I love doing for compassion is thinking about what I would say to someone I really cared about who was in my situation, which is often not anywhere near as nice as I am being to myself about whatever the tough time is.