"...our problems are unworkable when we’re overwhelmed with fear, sadness, or disorganized thinking. Avoidance is good if it helps us regain perspective..."
- Christopeher K. Germer, PhD
"The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion"
Unless you have lived this kind of overwhelm, it can be hard to understand. Some say: be more positive, exercise, eat healthy. See above, because that advice is unhelpful and uncompassionate-- we know what we need to do !--we know what to do to help ourselves, we just have to be able to get to the point where we can take action again. Ultimately, it's learning how we can be most kind and compassionate to ourselves.
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