When you can be compassionate with yourself you will develop true compassion for others.
You can get through dark situations. Go as far as you can see.
By the time you get there, you will be able to see further.
Taking care of yourself means forgiving yourself for your mistakes.
Congratulating yourself when you do well is also taking care of yourself.
You are not responsible for anyone else's feelings.
You are responsible for choosing to be considerate of other people's feelings and of your own feelings.
Giving to people is an essential part of healthy living and healthy relationships.
Learning when not to give is essential too.
When faced with something that seems overwhelming, break things down into smaller manageable pieces.
We are all working with approximately the same material: humanity.