When you're in flow
You don't need a ton of self-compassion. A flow state is kind of magical: you find yourself in a timeless space, empty of your ego and fear.
When you're not in flow
Self-compassion is your life raft. Your fear, anxiety, and self doubt can feel like a small trickle of water in one moment and swell to an ocean in the next.
Each flow state you enjoy is the culmination of choosing your life raft instead of swallowing a lot of negative self talk and sputtering to keep your head above water.
Every time you choose self-compassion, you put money in the bank for flow.