Introductory art criticism. I think one of the best life skills I learned in art class was to take constructive criticism and help grow from it. I am surprised by corporate professionals who ask for help, then get defensive when people state their opinions. "Say what you mean, but don't say it mean."
"The way I have looked at and thought of myself in the past… I haven’t been very kind. There has been a lot of negative self-talk, a lot of put-downs and criticism. And what’s shocking is that I am not an unkind person. I would never, ever even consider treating anyone the way I have treated myself. ’Cause that would be extremely mean! Which begs the question: what makes it ok to be mean to ourselves?" Elisa @ GIH, Self-care and the un-diet mentality
A Mindful Minute: 3 Fun Mindfulness Exercises For Kids (Illustrated) Remember, mindfulness takes training. The goal is to train your mind to observe your thoughts and feelings without judgement or criticism. In this, you can cut out habitual, negative thought patterns and prevent downward spirals of negativity. You further carve a path to access expansive inner resources of peace, contentment, meaning, and well-being.