Compassion towards others has always been seen as a positive trait and rightly so; but it may not be as socially desirable to feel compassion for ourselves.
However, it’s a healthy way for us to maintain our mental health. It’s good to practice self-compassion- both at times of personal distress and when we’re in less threatening situations.
Doing this allows us to be less judgmental of ourselves, to never feel cut-off from other people, and to become more aware of our well-being.
After all, the more we practice self-compassion, the happier we get!