There’s ... no shame in being able to cut yourself some slack, to extend yourself some love during those times at work when things don’t feel so great.
extend oneself: to do things that require effort.
But I can't understand the meaning of "extend yourself some love". Does it mean:
Try to show yourself some love.
So, could you please explain it to me?
The fuller text is here:
Psychologist Kristin Neff is renowned for coining the term “self-compassion.” In particular, Neff has asserted that the fi rst component of self-compassion is kindness, the ability to shrug off those times when we “let ourselves down,” when we don’t get to check off everything from our to do lists. The other two components of self-compassion are awareness and mindfulness. The goal is not to get more done but to understand that we are enough—and that our worth is not contingent on what we get done. [...] I’m not an idealist. I’m not saying every one should start “Om-ing,” devoting themselves solely to selfcompassion, and forgetting all about their to do lists. But I am saying that compassion, and selfcompassion, ought to move into the foreground as we talk about mindfulness—even in corporate mindfulness programs. There’s no shame in wanting to be productive at work. But there’s also no shame in being able to cut yourself some slack, to extend yourself some love during those times at work when things don’t feel so great.