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Go easy on yourself

If you were to guess what one variable had the greatest effect on anxiety and depression, you might go with one of the usual suspects: past trauma, family history, genetics, or missed opportunities. But one study found the one trait that had the greatest influence: self-compassion.

Most of us have an inner dialogue running all day that functions like the world’s most annoying roommate, criticizing us and questioning our actions. Here’s a guideline I’ve found to be most useful: treat yourself as though you were someone (else) for whom you cared deeply.

You may not be able to control the inner voice, but it’s your choice to listen.

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