When investigating why meditation may lead to better mental health, scientists discover meditation may allow you to be less critical of yourself. Minimizing self-criticism can have a snowballing impact on your happiness.
- Meditation can lead to greater self-compassion
- A major component of self-compassion is being less critical of yourself.
- Self-compassion is particularly helpful when your going through hard times.
“In sum, we highlight the relevance of being kind to oneself, treating oneself compassionately, recognizing what is valuable in life and moving forward even though life is not always as one would like it to be,” Yela explained.