Skip to content

How Self-Compassion Lowers Boredom? Surprising Study Finds

    long news 2 featured
    • Recent studies revealed how self-compassion lowers boredom.
    • Experts recommended ways for cultivating high levels of self compassion.

    What Is Self-compassion?

    Self-compassion is the ability to offer compassion to one’s own self in the event of failure, suffering, or perceived inadequacy. It is composed of:

    • Self-kindness
    • Self-love
    • Humanity
    • Mindfulness

    Benefits Of Self-compassion

    Studies have linked self-compassion to:

    • Wisdom
    • Happiness
    • Optimism
    • Curiosity
    • Learning goals
    • Social connectedness
    • Personal responsibility
    • Emotional resilience
    • Enhanced perceptions of a meaningful life
    • Greater life satisfaction

    Christy Whitman, a transformational leader and author, explained: “[Self-compassion] is an inner action that allows you to soothe and comfort yourself when things are not as you would like them to be. It is a way to feel yourself and allow yourself to have your experience and emotions, but move through them.

    How Self-compassion Lowers Boredom

    More recently, a study published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences revealed how self-compassion lowers a person’s vulnerability to chronic boredom.

    The researchers studied dispositional and state self-compassion, as well as boredom proneness and state boredom. In fact, they found that, besides boredom, self-compassion reduces other negative tendencies, such as:

    • Self-criticism
    • Self-doubt
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Internalization of problems
    • Thought suppression
    • Perfectionism, etc.

    How To Practice Self-compassion?

    Consider the following tips to foster self-compassion and experience less boredom:

    • Practice self-love
    • Be a compassionate observer
    • Try to challenge your inner negative thoughts
    • Avoid excessive self-criticism
    • Practice forgiveness and gratitude
    • Be open to learning
    • Practice mindfulness
    • Consider journaling, volunteering, etc.
    • Avail therapy, meditation, mindfulness training, etc.

    Remember that self-compassion is a conscious and voluntary action and it does not always come naturally. It takes time and practice to cultivate it.

    Know More About –

    1. Self-Love
    2. Depression
    3. Mindfulness

    Related Articles –

    1. 20 Things That Low Self-Esteem Steals From You
    2. 6 Life Changing Steps To Practice Mindful Self Compassion
    3. 5 Life Changing Habits That Build Self Esteem