In this Expert Insight Interview, Kamini Wood discusses self-compassion and the relationship with oneself. Kamini Wood is a certified life coach and is passionate about working with people who are looking to heal their relationships with themselves.
This Expert Insight Interview discusses:
- How the pandemic has forced us to reflect on our lives and relationships
- How we can affect the relationships in our lives
- Why it is essential to take time for yourself
Lockdown and Self-Reflection
Self-compassion is something that many people overlook at the best of times, but over the past year and a half, self-reflection has been thrust upon us by the pandemic and ensuing lockdown. This meant that more people were forced to confront their inner demons even though they perhaps didn’t know where to start.
If there are any positives to take away from the pandemic, the most prominent one is the fact that we’ve been given an opportunity, whether we liked it or not, to spend more time with ourselves and with our families, and do a lot of self-reflection.
Reconsidering Our Relationships
More and more people are beginning to realize that maybe there is a need to work on their relationships with themselves in order to move forward and be more engaged with their lives instead of consistently being on autopilot.
The lockdown has helped many people realize that the relationships in their lives are perhaps not the healthiest. This has led a lot of us to question the way we show up in our relationships and helped us understand that the way we approach a relationship has a massive influence on it. However, it has also helped us realize that many of our relationships are perhaps not suitable for us at this particular point in our lives.
Living in the Moment
Many people are very reluctant to spend time with themselves, and we live in a world that facilitates a way of life in which you never actually have to spend any time alone with yourself. Taking the time to sit down and actually work with yourself or even explore your own thoughts almost goes against the modern culture and way of living.
Unfortunately, many of us think that we’re selfish if we take time to be with ourselves, but even if we decide to do it, we don’t seem to find the time. We get so wrapped up in the goings-on in our lives and what we have to do next that most of our days pass by without us even getting a chance to live in the moment.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.