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Self-care and Self-compassion: Two Psychological Tools to Start Feeling Better Today

Self-care and Self-compassion: Two Psychological Tools to Start Feeling Better Today

Self-care psychological tool | Therapy in Camarillo California
Self-care psychological tool | Therapy in Camarillo California

What an incredible series of posts that was! We went on a journey from self-help to the impactful benefits of therapy. You are probably ready to dive into these tools and get started on feeling better immediately.

We knew it!

That's why we have created this blog post specific to the tools:

Self-Care and Self-Compassion

This post will provide you with four things:

  1. The definition

  2. Inspiring quotes

  3. Self-Care Infographic

  4. Resources and Links List [Self-compassion Exercises]

1. Self-Care & Self-Compassion

Self-care and self-compassion are two psychological tools that are often overlooked and taken for granted, however, these tools are a must. These tools (or skillsets) involve prioritizing your own health and well-being. A study from the University of Derby found that practicing self-compassion and self-care significantly contributes to mental well-being and resilience.

Self-care refers to activities and practices that individuals deliberately engage in on a regular basis to maintain and enhance their mental, emotional, and physical health and well-being.

Self-compassion is the act of extending kindness and understanding to oneself, especially during times of failure or suffering, rather than critical self-judgement.


  1. “I am not my thoughts, and my thoughts are not me.”

  2. “I’m okay even when I’m not okay.”

  3. “Even when the world is too much, there is always one person who is there for you, and that’s you.”

  4. “I am doing the best I can.”

  5. “I love and accept myself, even when I’m angry or anxious.”

  6. “I will treat myself with kindness and respect.”

  7. “I care about myself enough to want the best for me.”

  8. “One cannot act with true compassion without experiencing it.”

  9. “It’s only when we feel so completely overwhelmed by our own inadequacy that we can allow ourselves to become our own best friend.”

  10. “The irony of self-compassion is that you’re actually extending love to yourself.”

  11. “Be kind to yourself. Be gentle with yourself. Be patient and understanding with yourself. Take care of yourself.”

  12. “I am good enough. I am strong enough. I am brave enough. I am smart enough. I am loved enough.”

  13. “We all have the potential to be our own best friend, and we need to remember that when we’re in tough times.”

  14. “You cannot be kind to someone else until you are kind to yourself.”

  15. “A loving person lives in their heart.”

  16. “It’s not selfish to put yourself first, it’s necessary.”

  17. “You’re not fragile; you can handle anything.”

  18. “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”

  19. “There is no need to struggle to be what you are not. Know who you are, and express that.”

  20. “Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle. It will only make you sad.”

Portion of quotes provided by this link.

3. "Self-compassion" Infographic

self-compassion | Therapy in Ventura County
Self-compassion | Therapy in Ventura County

4. Resources List and Links [Self-Compassion Exercises]

  1. Self-Compassion Exercises:

  2. For those who work or plan to work in a caregiving profession or who care for children or family members - Taking care of the caregiver:

Self-care with Elevate Mental Health | Psychologist in Camarillo California
Self-care with Elevate Mental Health | Psychologist in Camarillo California

Mental wellness is attainable, and these scientifically backed psychological tools will help light your way and pave your way to feel better today. Many of our clients at Elevate Mental Health come to us and want to know one thing:

Can I Get Better?

And we most definitely state YES! This is why we exist. This is what we do. There is hope. Not just for others but for you. And this psychological tools of self-care and self-compassion which can help you start feeling better today.

Give us a call and we can help you start or continue your mental health journey today. Or respond by emailing us at to let us know which TOOL you would like to learn more about.

Your Team at Elevate Mental Health


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