Rule #1: Be Kind to Yourself

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The world's universal message is to treat others kindly, to avoid criticism and blame, to impart love and understanding.

We're encouraged to extend ourselves on all occasions, to bestow compassion and generosity on our fellow travelers, in hopes that they will treat us in kind.

So why do we abandon these precepts when dealing with ourselves?

Three things you'll learn in this chapter, and its accompanying appendix, courtesy of Gillian Butler and Tony Hope*:

  1. How to pick treats that work for you;
  2. How to build your "treat system" (in six steps); and
  3. How to avoid the punishment trap.
* authors of "Managing Your Mind"