Compassion Helps You Free Your Most Powerful YOU

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Yes, compassion helps…

Compassion helps in all sorts of ways in our lives. And yet, I’m not sure that we often think of the ways it impacts our resilience, our energy, and our time.

The thing is, finding time and then using it as efficiently and effectively as possible takes more than to-do lists.

This is especially true when setbacks and unexpected changes arise. And they do, every day.

Then, it requires resourcefulness and resilience to continue along your most productive path.

What helps when life throws you a curveball?

Indeed, your instinctive response when plans are threatened may be to entrench yourself even more deeply in the way you think it “ought” to be.  But when you’re in the midst of change, sticking with rigid patterns is often the LAST thing that you need to be doing. 

Turning away from flexibility when you may most need it introduces another layer of unnecessary stress. And it may kick off a vicious cycle that then can set you back further and further.

What is the single most helpful thing that you can give yourself in this situation? 


Compassion is one of the most basic and vital tools in your Heart-Based Time Management Toolkit.  It helps when you are overwhelmed or frustrated or afraid or angry. Any time you feel stuck and are tempted to respond with rigidity in some form, compassion helps you to step back from this cycle.

Softening, rather than hardening your heart in the face of something that feels threatening is a courageous and empowering step.  It’s a simple fact that the more you cultivate compassion, the more easily you will thrive in the face of change.

That’s because compassion frees you up.  Its expansiveness helps you build flexibility, courage, and creativity. Given life’s unending stream of challenges, fostering your power of compassion provides lifetime strength.

Let’s take a closer look at how compassion helps.  I hope these 3 heart-based time management tips will stimulate your interest in incorporating compassion into your everyday life and time choices.  It’s one of the most practical and life-enhancing gifts that you can give yourself.

3 ways that compassion helps…

  • Compassion enables you to take reasonable risks without fear of self-recrimination. 

    When you accept that you are human and that experience is ALWAYS about learning, you turn off your debilitating, critical voices. Don’t let the fear that you turn on yourself in the face of “failed” experiments paralyze your initiative. Healthy humility always helps you bounce back and put your lessons to good use.
  • Compassion helps you use your mistakes to develop better systems. 

    Don’t fall into the trap of dismissing compassion.  Compassion is about having the courage to keep going. It’s NOT about “letting yourself off the hook”. It’s a practical fact that the more compassion you show yourself when you make a mistake, the sooner you’ll recover.

    Compassion allows you to reframe your mistakes as information.  Mistakes are gifts, shining a light on places where you can explore, grow, and expand. It empowers you to not be stymied by mistakes but to learn, improve, and move forward.
  • Compassion supports you in balancing your priorities with your basic needs.

    When you compassionately accept that life is tough and you need to take good care of yourself, it helps you also accept the fact that you need to pace yourself. Living from a place of grounded, heart-based compassion, you won’t feel drawn in by grandiose schemes. 

    That’s because you are accepting of and comfortable with your essential self. Living with compassion helps you maintain clarity, balance, and perspective with more ease.

As you can imagine, the ever-expanding practice of compassion helps you to safeguard your health and well-being, enhance your relationships, and open new vistas. You move more freely, confidently, and courageously in the world.

From this position of benevolence towards yourself and others, you are energized and empowered, creating a new cycle in which you make ever more efficient and effective use of your time.

What is your next step to explore your heart-based toolbox, increase your effectiveness, and find time?

And here’s more help…

Do you ever feel like you’re running on empty and there are no gas stations anywhere to be found? That’s what it’s like when you aren’t taking care of yourself.

It’s an awful feeling, and one that’s all too familiar for many of us. In fact, if I had to guess, I’d say that finding time for self-care is one of the biggest challenges going. And I’ve created an E-Guide that addresses this challenge and offers you a path to creating your own, rejuvenating self-care routines and rituals. It’s titled “Self-Criticism or Self-Care? How Your Choices Define You, Your Time, and Your Life.”

This E-Guide gets right down to business as it offers questions, insights and exercises aimed at helping you come to a deeper understanding of:

  • What gets in your way when it comes to taking care of yourself.
  • How your capacity for compassion is connected to self-care.
  • The activities that are most nurturing for you, and how to include them in your schedule, EVERY day.

To begin your self-care journey and claim your copy of “Self-Criticism or Self-Care? How Your Choices Define You, Your Time, and Your Life” click below:

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