How to Beat Coding Frustration with Self-Compassion

“Self-compassion is essential to unlocking our ability to cultivate compassion for others.”

What is Self-Compassion?

Negative thoughts exacerbate an already stressful situation and block you from seeing solutions to your problems.

1. Acknowledge and accept how you’re feeling

2. Speak kindly to yourself

Could this harsh self-criticism perhaps stem from the persistent need to prove your “ninja” or “rockstar” status?

Burnout, anxiety, and depression are real problems facing our industry, and negative self-talk contributes to these problems.

Self-compassion means being your own supportive, understanding friend.

You’re worthy of compassion and kindness no matter what you’ve done.

3. Remind yourself that you are not alone

Conclusion

The good news is, these techniques can start working even if you think they’re stupid.

About the Author

April Wensel is the founder of Compassionate Coding, a conscious business on a mission to transform the tech industry by training technologists in emotional intelligence.

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